- 10 uncooked manicotti
- Cooking spray
- 1 pound sweet turkey Italian sausage
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups fat-free milk
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups tomato-basil pasta sauce (such as Newman's Own)
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- calories 292
- fat 11.5 g
- satfat 4.9 g
- monofat 3.5 g
- polyfat 1.8 g
- protein 19.6 g
- carbohydrate 25.8 g
- fiber 1.4 g
- cholesterol 57 mg
- iron 1.8 mg
- sodium 719 mg
- calcium 193 mg
How to Make It
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add onion and bell pepper to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Return pan to heat; bring to a boil. Cook 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; stir in black pepper. Add 1/2 cup milk mixture to sausage mixture; stir well.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Spoon about 1/3 cup sausage mixture into each manicotti; arrange manicotti in a single layer in a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle mozzarella over manicotti; spread remaining milk mixture evenly over mozzarella. Top milk mixture with pasta sauce, spreading to cover. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until bubbly.