Grandma Donna's Manicotti Recipe

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Grandma Donna's Manicotti

donna clark


Manicotti is a favoret meal at my house. I try to reduce as much fats as I can when cooking without losing the flavor.

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20 Min


45 Min




2 pkg
( 8 oz each ) manicotti shells
1 lb
bulk italian sausage
4 c
cubed turkey or chicken ( cooked )
1 oz
carton rediuced ricotta cheese
2 c
(8 oz ) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 c
grate romano cheese
3/4 c
reduiced fat parmesan cheese
1/4 c
minced fresh parsley
2 jar(s)
(26 oz ) each spaghetti sauce
1/4 c
butter cubed
1/4 c
flour all-purpose
eggs beaten
2 1/2 c
low fat milk

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook manicotti according to package directions. Meanwhile melt butter in a sause pan, Stir in the flour until smooth. Gradually add milk, bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
stir in the Parmesan cheese until melted, set aside.
Drain the manicotti and set aside.
In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, and drain. Add the chicken, eggs, mozzarella cheese ,rictta cheese, and romano cheese and 3/4 cup white sauce. Stuff into manicotti shells.
Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce each in two ungreased 13" by 9" baking pan. Top with manicotti. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over the top.
Reheat the remaining white sauce, stirring constantly. Pour over spaghetti sauce sprinkle with fresh parsley. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees fo 45-50 minutes. let stand 10 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Turkey, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy