Mini Manicotti

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

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Makes:
15 servings
Prep:
35 mins
Bake:
30 mins 350°F
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Mini Manicotti

Ingredients
10
packaged manicotti shells
1/2
pound ground turkey sausage
1
clove garlic, minced
1
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 Facts

(Mini Manicotti)
    Per serving:
  • 141 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 28 mg chol.,
  • 312 mg sodium,
  • 13 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 9 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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