Manicotti

29 Jun

I am currently expecting and cannot diet, but as soon as this sweet bean pops out, it’s back to diet and exercise for this family! So each week I will be calculating each meal for both calories and cost.  That way, when the time comes, calorie counting should be a cinch!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12-ounce) package manicotti pasta shells (or 14 manicotti shells)
  • 1 (15-ounce) carton part-skim milk ricotta cheese ‘
  • 16 ounces part-skim milk mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar Ragu meat sauce

Directions:

 

Boil manicotti shells.  Meanwhile, mix together cheeses and egg. Set aside. Brown meat. Drain.  Add spaghetti sauce. Drain the manicotti shells and run under cold water until cool.  In a 9 x 13 casserole, spread 1/3 of the sauce mix.  Stuff the shells with the cheese mix, place in 9 x 13.  Top with remaining sauce.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Sprinkle with parmesan. 

 

Calorie Count:

 

Total Calories:

1 (12-ounce) package manicotti pasta shells (or 14 manicotti shells)

1226

1 (15-ounce) carton part-skim milk ricotta cheese

585

16 ounces part-skim milk mozzarella cheese, grated

728

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

160

1 lb ground beef

1360

Total Calories:

4059

Total Calories Per Serving:

507

 

Cost:

 

Total Cost:

1 (12-ounce) package manicotti pasta shells (or 14 manicotti shells)

$1.60

1 (15-ounce) carton part-skim milk ricotta cheese

$1.49

16 ounces part-skim milk mozzarella cheese, grated

$1.50

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

$1.62

1 lb ground beef

$1.67

Total Cost:

$7.88

Total Cost Per Serving:

$0.99

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