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Turkey Manicotti

main dishes, turkey, pastanoodle

1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
l0 ounces frozen chopped spinach; thawed
--and squeezed dry
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup egg substitute
--or 1 whole egg
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
12 manicotti shells; uncooked
4 cups prepared spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

1. In a 1-quart microwaveable dish, combine ground turkey, onion, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Microwave at High until meat is no longer pink, about 4 to 5 minutes, breaking up turkey after about 2 minutes.

2. In large bowl, combine cottage cheese, spinach, Parmesan cheese, yogurt, egg substitute, parsley and turkey mixture. Stuff shells with 1/2 turkey mixture.

3. In bottom of 9- by 13-inch microwaveable baking dish, spoon 2 cups spaghetti sauce. Layer shells over sauce. Top shells with the remaining turkey mixture and 2 cups spaghetti sauce.

4. Cover baking dish with vented plastic wrap. Microwave at High 10 minutes, turning dish after 5 minutes. Microwave at medium-high (70%) 17 minutes, turning dish after 8 1/2 minutes. Three minutes before cooking time is over, uncover dish and sprinkle mozzarella cheese over manicotti. Continue cooking. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings. Preparation time: About 25 to 27 minutes. Microwave time: About 32 minutes.

Per serving: About 415 cal, 29 g pro, 45 g car, 11 g fat, 24% cal from fat, 67 mg cholesterol, 1282 mg sod, 2 g fiber.

Busted by Gail Shermeyer <>

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Contributor: Low-Fat Meals, Woman's Day, 4/96

Yield: 6 servings

Preparation Time: 0:00

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