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Bulgur Turkey Manicotti

 Bulgur Turkey Manicotti
The addition of wholesome bulgur gives extra nutrition to this Italian entree. It's so zesty and flavorful, your family will never realize it's good for them. —Mary Gunderson of Conrad, Iowa
7 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 1 hour 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup bulgur
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1 jar (28 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Place the bulgur in a large bowl; stir in boiling water. Cover and
  • let stand for 30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Drain and
  • squeeze dry.
  • In a nonstick skillet, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer
  • pink; drain. Add the cottage cheese, basil, oregano, salt, pepper
  • and bulgur. Stuff into uncooked manicotti shells. Arrange in a
  • 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Combine spaghetti sauce and water; pour over shells. Cover and bake
  • at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until shells are tender and
  • sauce is bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 5

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Bulgur Turkey Manicotti (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 7 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (2 stuffed shells) equals 418 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 986 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.