Seaside manicotti

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 Manicotti shells
1 pack (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
½ cup Chopped onion
1 Clove garlic; minced
2 tablespoons Margarine or butter
3 tablespoons All purpose flour
2 cups Milk
1 cup Shredded Swiss cheese
¼ cup Grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Margarine or butter melted
½ teaspoon Salt
1 pounds Fresh or frozen fish fillets; cooked and flaked
Ground nutmeg

Cook manicotti in boiling salted water according to package directions; drain. Cook spinach according to package directions; drain well, presing out excess liquid.

Meanwhile, prepare cheese sauce. In saucepan cook onion and garlic. In the 2 tablespoons margarine or butter till tender but not brown. Blend in flour. Add milk all at once; cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Stir in Swiss cheese till melted. Combine ½ cup of the sauce with the spinach, parmesan, the 2 tablespoons melted margarine or butter, and the salt. Fold in flaked fish. Stuff manicotti shells with fish mixture.

Pour half of the remaining sauce into a 1½ quart oval au gratin dish or a 10x6x2 inch baking dish. Place manicotti atop sauce. Pour remaining sauce over manicotti. Cover and bake in 350 oven for 30 to 35 minutes or till heated through. Sprinkle ground nutmeg over manicotti before serving, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe by: Better Homes & Gardens Low Cost Cooking Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #997 by L979 <L979@...> on Jan 8, 1998

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