Delicious and healthy Cheese Manicotti made with lean ground turkey, spinach, and part skim ricotta. A tasty Italian dish that is big on flavor, not on fat!
Course Main Course
Keyword ground turkey, Manicotti
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 50minutes
8ouncesManicotti shells(about 14 shells)
2 teaspoonsolive oil
3/4 poundslean ground turkey
10ounce packagefrozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
15ouncespart skim ricotta cheese
3/4cupshredded parmesan, divided
2cupsjarred marinara sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook Manicotti shells according to package instructions and set aside.
Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground turkey, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt. Cook until turkey is no longer pink and onions have softened, about 6-7 minutes.
Combine the meat mixture, spinach, ricotta, and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Taste for seasonings, adding salt and pepper if desired, then stir in the egg. Spread 1/2 cup of marinara sauce over the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan. Use a small spoon to fill the manicotti shells with the meat ricotta mixture. Arrange shells on top of the marinara in the baking pan.
Spoon remaining 1 1/2 cups of sauce over top of the manicotti shells and sprinkle on remaining 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes until the sauce is bubbly.
Great make-ahead dish. Just cover with foil and refrigerate until ready to bake.
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