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Bulgur Turkey Manicotti Recipe

Bulgur Turkey Manicotti Recipe

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 of Conrad, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 1 hour 20 min. YIELD: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 (12 ounces) 2% cottage cheese
  • 14 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless pasta sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. Combine bulgur and boiling water; let stand, covered, until liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Drain; squeeze dry.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Spoon into uncooked manicotti shells. Place in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Mix pasta sauce and tomato sauce; pour over top.
  • 4. Bake, covered, until bubbly and shells are tender, about 1-1/4 hours. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional 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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debbiegross User ID: 6767698 83110
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"Made this last night and my husband absolutely loved it! I will be making this on a regular basis."

Susiebell User ID: 163360 34343
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"Love this recipe. I use a plastic freezer bag , spoon in the filling, snip a corner of the bag the size of the noodle opening and it makes quick work of the filling job! I also add a thawed & drained 10oz. pkg. of spinach to the cheese mixture to provide more nutrition and texture."

gloriawalt User ID: 3203447 75333
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"Have enjoyed this recipe for quite a while now as it was in one of the earlier editions. It is a healthy comfort food."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 34117
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"Very easy and tasty!!!"

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