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Saucy Manicotti

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  • 40 min prep time
  • 1 hr 20 min total time
  • 16 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Enjoy this cheesy Italian dinner - saucy manicottis stuffed with sausage, turkey and veggies. A hearty casserole!

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

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

Expert Tips

*To quickly thaw spinach, cut small slit in center of pouch; microwave on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes or until thawed. Remove spinach from pouch; squeeze dry with paper towels. **For a more evenly chopped filling, place cooked sausage, onion, mushrooms, turkey and spinach in food processor. Cover; process with on/off pulses until of desired consistency.

Prepare recipe as directed; do not bake. over with foil; freeze. When ready to use, do not thaw; bake, covered, at 350°F. for 1 hour 25 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 15 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
51%
Saturated Fat
17g
85%
Cholesterol
170mg
57%
Sodium
880mg
37%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
26g
26%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
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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