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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, Conrad, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    7 servings


  • 1/4 cup bulgur
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless pasta sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Combine bulgur and boiling water; let stand, covered, until liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Drain; squeeze dry.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large nonstick skillet, cook and crumble turkey over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Stir in seasonings, cottage cheese and bulgur.
  • Mix pasta sauce, tomato sauce and 1/2 cup water. Spread 1 cup sauce mixture into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Fill uncooked manicotti shells with turkey mixture; place in prepared dish. Top with remaining sauce mixture.
  • Bake, covered, until bubbly and shells are tender, 70-75 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
2 manicotti: 346 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 717mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
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