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. 4 servings

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uncooked manicotti pasta shells
lb lean (at least 90%) ground turkey
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
cup fat-free ricotta cheese
teaspoon Italian seasoning
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
tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Live Better America® Kitchens
Iron-Rich Spinach
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.
Garden Fresh
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 Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 440mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 30g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.