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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 119.4
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.3 mg
  • Sodium: 411.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 12.3 g

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Low Fat Manicotti

Submitted by: FORMFITATX

Introduction

Even though I'm not a huge fan of dairy products, they can be a helpful way to start working towards eating less meat. I created this recipe after a special request from a Personal Chef Services client, and it's a big hit with her family. Yes, you can use bottled spaghetti sauce, but it's so easy to make a basic sauce from scratch with higher quality ingredients and it gives you something to do while the water boils for the pasta, so it's worth a little extra work.


Even though I'm not a huge fan of dairy products, they can be a helpful way to start working towards eating less meat. I created this recipe after a special request from a Personal Chef Services client, and it's a big hit with her family. Yes, you can use bottled spaghetti sauce, but it's so easy to make a basic sauce from scratch with higher quality ingredients and it gives you something to do while the water boils for the pasta, so it's worth a little extra work.



Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    Oven: 350F

    1 package manicotti, cooked for 7 minutes, drained and sprayed with cooking spray to prevent sticking
    2 cups organic low fat cottage cheese
    1/3 cup organic reduced fat or fat free ricotta
    1 whole egg
    1/8 tsp Tony Chachere's ("Tony's")
    1 Tbsp olive oil
    4 cloves garlic
    2 cups crushed tomatoes
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp Tony's
    Italian seasoning (to taste/optional)

Directions

To make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a saucepan then add the garlic (either whole or lightly pressed) and allow to cook till fragrant, then add the tomato and seasonings. Allow to simmer for at least 5-10 minutes. While you make the filling and fill the manicotti.

Combine the cottage cheese, ricotta, egg and Tony's in a bowl. To fill the manicotti, hold one open over the bowl of filling and try to slightly pinch the bottom closed, and use a small teaspoon to fill with about 3 spoonfuls of filling. Place the filled manicotti in a sprayed 9 x 13 or larger baking dish.

Once they're all filled, pour the sauce over the top and spread around to make sure all the pasta is covered with sauce. Bake for 30 minutes. Top with a little bit of grated parmesan and serve with a big salad

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STEPHISVENUS.






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