Recipe by Diana
"My mother is full-blooded Sicilian. Christmas Eve we celebrated the Vigil and had 7 fish dishes. Since my children were not super fans of anything more than shrimp, I made manicotti to add to the squid and octopus they didn't like. The crepes and the fluffy cheese and spinach filling are sure to satisfy vegetarians as well."
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2 1/4 cups
vegetable oil, or more as needed
1 (10 ounce) package
frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
1 (15 ounce) container
1 (3 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
grated Parmesan cheese
chopped fresh parsley
chopped green onion
eggs, lightly beaten
prepared marinara sauce, or as needed
shredded mozzarella cheese, or to taste
We thought this was very good. I made half the recipe but used the full amount of spinach which worked out very well. Next time I will sauté’ some onions instead of using the onion powder.
This recipe was not bad at all. I made it for a Christmas Eve get-together with my family, and we ate it with baby back ribs. It was not too difficult to make and my family enjoyed it. I used chopped fresh spinach, which was what I had on hand, and that was delicious, but I wasn't sure how much of it to use from just looking at the amount of frozen spinach listed in the recipe. The crepes took the longest amount of time to prepare, even though it was pretty simple to do. I added just a tablespoon or two of sugar to my crepe batter to round out the flavors. But, the crepe batter made a lot of extra crepes! I took the extras to Christmas morning breakfast with some different jams and fresh whipped cream. Also, I didn't have any wax paper, but had no problems with taking my crepes apart after stacking them up.
Delicious!!Love it with spinach!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Christmas Eve Manicotti
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 237
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