frozen spinach, thawed
small red bell pepper, diced
salt & pepper, to taste
mozzarella, shredded (*optional)
Cook pasta in boiling water 3-4 minutes or until soft but sturdy. Drain and rinse with cold water to prevent sticking together.
In medium bowl, mix together cottage cheese, spinach, bell pepper and scallions. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Lightly butter a casserole dish large enough to contain manicotti in a single layer. Spoon spinach mixture into pasta tubes and place into dish. Pour pasta sauce evenly over pasta tubes. Top with parmesan and mozzarella.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the pasta is cooked through.