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Simple Manicotti

 Simple Manicotti
I found this recipe in a cookbook from my mother's hometown. Since everyone there is a good cook, I knew this would be terrific. One taste proved me right!—Pam Clemens, Wimbledon, North Dakota
7 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 14 large manicotti shells, cooked and drained

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup spaghetti sauce, onion
  • powder, salt and pepper. Cool for 5 minutes. Set 1/2 cup aside. Add
  • cheese to the remaining meat mixture.
  • Stuff into manicotti shells; arrange in a greased 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking dish. Combine remaining spaghetti sauce and reserved meat
  • mixture; pour over shells.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10 minutes or until heated through.
  • Yield: 7 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 415 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 800 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

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Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.