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Turkey and Spinach Manicotti

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Turkey and Spinach Manicotti
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 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.
Updated Dec 22, 2016

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

Steps

  • 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

  • tip 1
    Spinach offers a host of nutrients including vitamins A and C. Vitamin A is key for healthy vision.
  • tip 2
    Look for pasta sauce containing less than 300 mg sodium per 1/2-cup serving.
  • tip 3
    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

350 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 30g Protein, 45g Total Carbohydrate, 10g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
50
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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