Lighter Vegetable Manicotti

20 min prep 40 min cook 60 min total 4 to 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup egg substitute or 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 bagBirds Eye Steamfresh Mixtures Broccoli & Cauliflower, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 box manicotti pasta (about 14 pieces), cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup reduced sodium marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves, thinly sliced (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine ricotta cheese, egg substitute, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, black pepper and broccoli & cauliflower in large bowl. Season with black pepper.
  3. Carefully and evenly fill cannelloni. Arrange in prepared dish and top with marinara sauce.
  4. Cover and bake 30 minutes or until heated through. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil.
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