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Turkey Manicotti Recipe

My teenage daughter enjoys making this main course. It's one of my favorites since it uses ground turkey and garlic.—Connie Smith, Sugarland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 14 manicotti shells (8 ounces), cooked and drained
  • 3-3/4 cups spaghetti sauce

Directions

  • 1. Soak bread in water; squeeze to remove excess water. Tear into small pieces; set aside. In a skillet, cook the turkey, onion, garlic, salt and pepper until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain. Stir in the bread and cheeses; mix well. Spoon into manicotti shells. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Arrange shells over sauce; top with the remaining sauce. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 440 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 947 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.