Creamy Avocado Manicotti

“I am always looking for creative ways to make vegetarian dinners a little different. I grow my own basil, and avocados are a versatile favourite, so this recipe is a fantastic way to make manicotti that’s a little unusual.” —Jennifer Coduto, Kent, Ohio

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Creamy Avocado Manicotti
Creamy Avocado Manicotti
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
7servings 25minutes 45minutes
Servings Prep Time
7servings 25minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Cook manicotti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, basil, wine, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain manicotti. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, avocado, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Stuff cheese mixture into manicotti shells. Spread 1 cup sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Arrange manicotti over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over top.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. If desired, garnish with avocado slices.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

2 pieces: 359 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 625mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fibre), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.