Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Three-Cheese Turkey Manicotti

My new favorite meal! I always thought manicotti looked hard, but it totally isn't! Give this one a try!
-12 uncooked manicotti shells
-1 lb. ground turkey
-1 large sweet onion, chopped
-1 jar (26 oz.) three-cheese spaghetti sauce
-2 tsp. sugar
-2 tsp. Italian seasoning
-1 tsp. onion powder
-1 tsp. garlic powder
-2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese
-1 carton (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
-1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
-1 egg

*Cook manicotti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, sugar, Italian seasoning, onion powder and garlic powder. Place 1 cup of mixture into a greased 9X13 baking dish.

*Drain manicotti. In a large bowl, combine the cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese, ricotta cheese, 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, and egg. Stuff into manicotti shells. Place shells in 9X13 over meat sauce. Top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.

*Cover and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.