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Turkey and Spinach Manicotti

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Turkey and Spinach Manicotti
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4
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This manicotti stays heart-smart without sacrificing great taste by using ground turkey and fat-free ricotta cheese.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
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 Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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
Daily Value*:
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;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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