Mini Manicotti

Mini Manicotti

Slice cheesy sausage-and-spinach-stuffed manicotti to reinvent a favorite casserole as a flavor-packed appetizer.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
15
PREP TIME
35 mins

Mini Manicotti

Slice cheesy sausage-and-spinach-stuffed manicotti to reinvent a favorite casserole as a flavor-packed appetizer.

Ingredients
  • 10   packaged manicotti shells
  • 1/2  pound ground turkey sausage
  • 1   clove garlic, minced
  • 1   cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/2 10  ounce package frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/2  cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4  cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2  teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1   teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1   beaten egg
  • 1 1/3  cups spaghetti sauce
  • 2   tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
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Directions
1. 
Cook manicotti shells according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain well. Cook sausage and garlic in a large saucepan until cooked through, breaking up sausage with a spoon. Remove from heat. Add mozzarella cheese, spinach, ricotta cheese, the 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, and egg; mix well. Carefully spoon mixture into cooked shells.
2. 
Cut each manicotti diagonally crosswise into three pieces. Place in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon spaghetti sauce over. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. If desired, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese. Makes 15 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 141, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 28, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 13, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 9, vit. A (RE) 21, vit. C (mg) 3, sodium (mg) 312, calcium (mg) 91, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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