Shrimp and Crab-Stuffed Manicotti with Garlic Cream Sauce

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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
35 mins 350°
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Shrimp and Crab-Stuffed Manicotti with Garlic Cream Sauce

Ingredients
12
dried manicotti
6
ounces fresh peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, chopped
1
6 ounce can crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed, or 5 ounces cooked lump crabmeat, flaked
1 1/2
cups shredded Italian-cheese blend (6 ounces)
1/2
of a 15-ounce carton (about 1 cup) ricotta cheese
1/2
cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1
egg, lightly beaten
2
1
recipe Garlic Cream Sauce
 
Thinly sliced green onions (optional)
 
Lemon slices (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook manicotti according to package directions; drain. Place manicotti in a single layer on a sheet of greased foil.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine shrimp, crabmeat, 1 cup of the Italian cheese, the ricotta cheese, parsley, egg, garlic, and lemon peel. Using a small spoon, fill manicotti with shrimp mixture; arrange filled manicotti in an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Pour Garlic Cream Sauce over filled manicotti. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup Italian cheese.
  3. Bake, covered, for 25 minutes. Bake, uncovered, about 10 minutes more or until heated through and cheese is melted. If desired, garnish with green onions and lemon slices.

Garlic Cream Sauce

Ingredients

1/4
cup sliced green onions (2)
3
3
tablespoons butter or olive oil
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups whole milk
1/2
15 ounce container ricotta cheese (1 cup)
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan cook green onions and garlic in hot butter until tender and fragrant. Stir in the flour. Add milk all at once; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the ricotta cheese, black pepper, and salt.

Nutrition Facts

(Shrimp and Crab-Stuffed Manicotti with Garlic Cream Sauce)
    Per serving:
  • 512 kcal cal.,
  • 26 g fat
  • (15 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 196 mg chol.,
  • 810 mg sodium,
  • 35 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 4 g sugar,
  • 34 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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