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Turkey and Spinach Manicotti

Turkey and Spinach Manicotti

This manicotti stays heart-smart without sacrificing great taste by using ground turkey and fat-free ricotta cheese.MORE+LESS-

Updated December 22, 2016

8

uncooked manicotti pasta shells

1/2

lb lean (at least 90%) ground turkey

1

medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

2

teaspoons finely chopped garlic

1

cup fat-free ricotta cheese

1

teaspoon Italian seasoning

1

box (10 oz) Cascadian Farm™ frozen organic cut spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain

1 1/2

cups Muir Glen™ organic pasta sauce (any flavor) or marinara sauce

2

tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese

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  • 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray bottom and sides of 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.

  • 2

    Cook pasta shells as directed on box, omitting salt. Rinse with cool water; drain well.

  • 3

    Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook turkey, onion and garlic over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until turkey is no longer pink. Remove from heat. Stir in ricotta cheese, Italian seasoning and spinach.

  • 4

    Spoon turkey mixture into shells; arrange in baking dish. Spoon marinara sauce over shells. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Spinach offers a host of nutrients including vitamins A and C. Vitamin A is key for healthy vision.
  • Look for pasta sauce containing less than 300 mg sodium per 1/2-cup serving.
  • For fresh herb flavor, use a combination of 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, oregano, thyme and Italian parsley for the dried Italian seasoning.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
10g
Protein
30g
Vitamin A
130%
130%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:

2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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