Grandma Donna's Manicotti

Grandma Donna's Manicotti Recipe

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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

How to Make Grandma Donna's Manicotti


  • 1Cook 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.
  • 2Drain the manicotti and set aside.
  • 3In 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.
  • 4Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce each in two ungreased 13" by 9" baking pan. Top with manicotti. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over the top.
  • 5Reheat 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.

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About Grandma Donna's Manicotti

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