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Greens are yummy…


I really wish I would have taken a picture of my latest creation, but we ate it up too quickly. I was inspired by a dinner at Eastside cafe, and made my own version on their swiss chard manicotti. It turned out awesome. So here it is …

1 bunch swiss chard leaves chopped with no stems
2 leeks chopped
1 tsp. sugar
salt
pepper
pinch of garlic powder
Olive oil
Saute all these together. Cook a good while so the chard is soft

Mix it into:
1 tub ricotta cheese
mozzarella cheese to taste ( use the fresh mozzarella you get at whole foods or central market)
parmesean cheese to taste
1 egg
pinch of nutmeg

Boil up some manicotti and stuff with the filling. Fill up a 9×13 pan with the stuffed manicottis. I cheated and used premade tomato sauce to top it off, and chopped up a bunch of sweet cherry tomatos to put over the top also, and more parmesean cheese. I think what made it so good was the fresh swiss chard and leeks, and the fresh mozzerella. enjoy!

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