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Crab-Stuffed Manicotti Recipe

Crab-Stuffed Manicotti Recipe

I love pasta, and my husband loves seafood. I combined them to create this dish, and he raved that it's the best meal ever. —Sonya Polfliet, Anza, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. Cook manicotti according to package directions. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the crab, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, lemon-pepper, pepper and garlic powder. Drain manicotti; stuff with crab mixture. Spread 1/4 cup sauce in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with stuffed manicotti. Pour remaining sauce over top.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed manicotti equals 359 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 793 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 fat-free milk.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.