turkey sausage-stuffed manicotti recipe

ManicottiDiana cooked this dish for me Monday night and it was delicious! It’s great for leftovers too and it probably freezes well. We prepared a little more than it says since we had a little extra of everything. This is one of those recipes that when you have people over, you still have leftovers. It’s very filling. Below is the recipe. I hope you can enjoy it as much as we did!

Yield
10 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed manicotti)

Ingredients

* 10 uncooked manicotti
* Cooking spray
* 1 pound sweet turkey Italian sausage (We used Butterball turkey 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

Preparation

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Preheat oven to 350°.

5. 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.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 292
Fat: 11.5g (sat 4.9g,mono 3.5g,poly 1.8g)
Protein: 19.6g
Carbohydrate: 25.8g
Fiber: 1.4g
Cholesterol: 57mg
Iron: 1.8mg
Sodium: 719mg
Calcium: 193mg

via Sausage-Stuffed Manicotti Recipe – Pasta – MyRecipes.com.

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