Saucy Manicotti

Enjoy this cheesy Italian dinner - saucy manicottis stuffed with sausage, turkey and veggies. A hearty casserole!

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 8

Ingredients

MANICOTTI

8
uncooked manicotti

FILLING

1/2
lb. bulk Italian sausage
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
(4-oz.) can mushroom pieces and stems, drained
1 1/2
cups finely chopped cooked turkey or chicken
2
egg yolks
1
(9-oz.) pkg. frozen spinach in a pouch, thawed, squeezed to drain*
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
(14-oz.) jar spaghetti sauce

WHITE SAUCE

2
tablespoons margarine or butter
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups whipping cream
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
Dash garlic powder
Dash nutmeg
  • 1 Cook manicotti to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; place in cold water.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. In large skillet, brown sausage, onion and mushrooms. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels. In large bowl, combine sausage mixture, turkey, egg yolks, spinach, mozzarella and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; mix well.**
  • 3 Drain manicotti; fill each with sausage mixture. Pour 1/2 the spaghetti sauce into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Place filled manicotti side by side over sauce in dish.
  • 4 Melt margarine in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook until smooth and bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in whipping cream; cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and nutmeg; blend well. Pour white sauce over manicotti in baking dish. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over top.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    490
    (
    Calories from Fat
    300),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    33g
    33%
    (Saturated Fat
    17g,
    17%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    170mg
    170%;
    Sodium
    880mg
    880%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    26g
    26%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    45%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    35%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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