Mini Manicotti

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


Mini Manicotti

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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)
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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