This is a good base recipe, but I think it would be pretty bland if not modified. Here's what I did: I doubled the recipe, used regular onion which I sauted, adding the salt to the onion while cooking. Next I added the spinach, minced garlic, and finely diced mortadella ham—maybe 1.5 cups (3/4 cup for single recipe). I mixed the cheeses and eggs in a large bowl, adding mozz. cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper, then added spinach mixture. Used 25 Manicotti, split into 3 dishes and froze 2. 3 jars of sauce were plenty, and the sauces were regular, garlic flavored, and one had mushrooms. The mushrooms were a great texture. I accidentally put the mozz. cheese over the sauce, but don’t think it mattered much. After 35min, I removed the foil and broiled the top until slightly brown. A classy restaurant here makes creamy spinach cannelloni with mortadella ham, which is where the idea came from. YUM!
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This is a good base recipe, but I think it would be pretty bland if not modified. Here's what...