Rating: 4 stars
38 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 5 star values: 17

Stuffed manicotti recipes can be high in calories, but turkey sausage and other lower fat ingredients keep the numbers down in this family-friendly Italian dish.

Beverly O'Ferrall, Linkwood, Md.
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2009

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

Recipe Summary

Yield:
10 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed manicotti)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

292 calories; fat 11.5g; saturated fat 4.9g; mono fat 3.5g; poly fat 1.8g; protein 19.6g; carbohydrates 25.8g; fiber 1.4g; cholesterol 57mg; iron 1.8mg; sodium 719mg; calcium 193mg.
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