Turkey and Spinach Manicotti

Turkey and Spinach Manicotti

8 Uncooked whole wheat manicotti pasta shells

½ lb. lean ground turkey

1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

2 tsp. finely chopped garlic

1 cup fat free ricotta cheese

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

1 box frozen cut spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain

1-1/2 cups low sodium Marinara sauce

2 Tbsp. finely shredded Parmesan cheese



Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray bottom and sides of 11 x 17 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta shells as directed on box, omitting salt. Rinse with cool water; drain well. 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. Spoon turkey mixture into shells; arrange in baking dish. Spoon marinara sauce over shells. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Serves 4

Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories350 Calories from Fat50 Total Fat6g  Saturated Fat1 1/2g Trans Fat0g Cholesterol45mg Sodium440mg Potassium450mg Total Carbohydrate45g  Dietary Fiber5g Sugars10g Protein30g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A130% Vitamin C6% Calcium25% Iron20% 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;

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