Easy Turkey Manicotti w/Italian Veggies

Submitted by: Deborah Holtom
Ground turkey, manicotti, pasta sauce

Serves: 4

Preparation time:
Cooking time:

Ingredients

1 lb. (450g) ground turkey
1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash Table Blend seasoning
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1 can cream of mushroom soup (384ml)
1/4 soup can 1% milk
Cooking spray
8 oz (250g) manicotti noodles
1 x 8 oz tub 1% cottage cheese (250g)
1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce (700ml)
1/4 cup low-fat grated Parmesan cheese
Aluminum foil

Italian Veggies
2 x celery stalks
1/2 red pepper
1 x cucumber
1 cup baby carrots
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Mrs. Dash Italian seasoning
1 cup grated low-fat mozzarella cheese.

Method

Directions:
Easy Turkey Manicotti
Brown ground turkey in a large nonstick frying pan or work at medium-high.
Once meat is thoroughly cooked add: spice, soup and milk to pan, in that order.
Mix well to combine and then remove from heat.
Spray lasagna or cake pan with cooking spray.
Spoon filling unto uncooked manicotti until ¾ full. When all shells are filled and in pan, spoon cottage cheese over top, then spoon sauce over top.
Sprinkle on Parmesan and cover tightly with foil, shiny side down.
Bake in oven, set timer for 50 minutes.
When timer rings for manicotti, uncover.
Grate cheese directly over top.
Return to the pan to oven and set oven to broil.
Watch it carefully as it only takes a couple of minutes to bubble up.

Italian Veggies
Chop celery, pepper and cucumber.
Place veggies in medium size bowl.
Add carrots.
Toss with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and spice.
Let stand in fridge.

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