Sausage-Stuffed Manicotti

Sausage-Stuffed Manicotti

Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
10 min 50 min 1 h 10

Ingredients


10 shell(s) Manicotti shell, dry (organic)
4 spray (about 1/3 second) Olive oil cooking spray
454 gm Italian sausage, turkey (organic)
1 1/2 cup sliced Yellow onion
1 cup chopped Green bell pepper
2 tbsp Butter, grass-fed, salted
2 tbsp All-purpose white flour (organic)
2 cup Milk, fat-free (skimmed) (or use almond milk - dairy free)
1/8 tsp Black pepper
2 cup Tomato-Basil pasta sauce
1 1/2 cup, shredded Mozzarella cheese, partially skimmed (or use vegan shredded cheese)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (or use nutritional yeast)

Instructions


1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add onion and bell pepper to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender.

3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Return pan to heat; bring to a boil. Cook 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; stir in black pepper. Add 1/2 cup milk mixture to sausage mixture; stir well.

4. Preheat oven to 350°.

5. Spoon about 1/3 cup sausage mixture into each manicotti; arrange manicotti in a single layer in a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle mozzarella over manicotti; spread remaining milk mixture evenly over mozzarella. Top milk mixture with pasta sauce, spreading to cover. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until bubbly.

6. Easy to freeze or serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 281
Calories from fat 101
Calories from saturated fat 50
Total Fat 11.3 g
Saturated Fat 5.5 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 778 mg
Potassium 390 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Sugars 10.3 g
Protein 17.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Grain 0.6
Meat 0.6
Milk 0.2
Milk Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 0.8

Energy sources


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