Turkey Sausage & Fennel Manicotti

Marinara Covered Manicotti stuffed with turkey, white beans, spinach and ricotta cheese

Yield: 4 Servings

Manicotti Filling
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups, fennel chopped
  • ¼ pound ground turkey
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground fennel seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian parsley, minced
  • ¼ cup canned cannellini beans
  • ½ cup fresh baby spinach
  • ¼ cup part-skim Ricotta Cheese
  • ¼ cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 egg whites
Quick Marinara Sauce
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes, diced, no-salt added
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon basil leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon, Italian parsley, minced
  • 4 lasagna noodles, cooked
Instructions
1
Manicotti Filling: In a skillet over medium heat, add the oil and the chopped fennel. Cook until softened about 5 minutes. Add the turkey, paprika, fennel seed, pepper, red pepper flakes and parsley and heat until turkey is cooked, about 10 more minutes. Add the cannellini beans and baby spinach. Stir, heating through until spinach is wilted, about 4 more minutes. Remove from heat, cool quickly and place in a mixing bowl. Add the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and egg whites and toss until well mixed.
2
Marinara Sauce: In a skillet over medium heat, add the oil, garlic and onions and heat until the onions are soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in basil and parsley.
3
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place a lasagna noodle on a cutting board and spoon in one fourth of the mixture along the noodle. Gently roll up the lasagna and place seam-side down in a 9”x9” baking dish. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Cover the noodles in the marinara sauce. Bake for 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts:
Calories
318
Carbs
43g
protein
19g
fat
8g
sat. fat
3g
Cholesterol
30mg
sodium
210mg
fiber
6g
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