- 12 uncooked manicotti shells
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 large sweet onion, chopped
- 1 jar (24 ounces) three-cheese spaghetti sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Cook manicotti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, sugar, Italian seasoning, onion powder and garlic powder. Place 1 cup meat sauce in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
- Drain manicotti. In a large bowl, combine the cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese, ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and egg. Stuff into manicotti shells. Place shells over meat sauce. Top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.
Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked manicotti casserole for up to 1 month. To use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. Bake as directed. Yield: 6 servings.
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.
Reviews for Three-Cheese Turkey Manicotti
"Very very good! I made two of these last night, one for my family and one for some new parents. Both turned out great! My entire family of five ate it...including our super picky 4yr old. Definitely will make again! Thanks!"
"This was really good. I was surprised how much it made. I have a family of 5 and my husband and I both had lunch for the next day. Even my picky eaters liked it. Will do it again next week."
"Love this recipe! Have made it multiple times now! I use my husbands jerky tube to fill the pasta"
"Enjoyed by all. If I made it again I would either cut the sugar in half or omit all together."
"Although have not yet had chance to make, giving ***5 star rating***. Just know my husband will love this, as he loves me!!"
"This was great and easy to make. I used my fingers to stuff the manicotti."
"I made this recipe as is except skipped the Italian Seasoning only because we don't care for it. This was so good! We will definitely make this often."
"I also used an ice tea spoon to stuffe the shells but it helps if you roll the stuffing mix. This tasted fantastic. Everyone loved it."
"It was wonderful!"
"I did add more sauce ,the turkey was 1.25 lbs. and only 1/2 teasp. garlic."