Stuffed Manicotti in a White Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 322.2
  • Total Fat: 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.1 mg
  • Sodium: 385.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 26.9 g

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A little time consuming, but my family loves it. A little time consuming, but my family loves it.
Number of Servings: 7


    3 Tbsp unsalted butter
    3 Tbsp flour
    2-3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 cups 1% milk
    1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
    Pepper and Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute (or other salt free seasoning) to taste

    1 lb. extra lean ground beef
    6-8 mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
    1/2 yellow onion, chopped
    1 Tbsp canola oil
    1 14-oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
    1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    1 box of 14 manicotti shells, cooked and drained


1. In a small saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat until bubbly. Add the flour and minced garlic, cooking and stirring constantly for 1 minute.
2. Reduce heat to simmer and gradually add the milk and the broth.
3. Cook and stir until smooth.
4. Add the seasonings to taste.
5. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened, 8-10 minutes.

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

1. While the sauce is cooking, saute the mushrooms, chopped onions, and another clove or two of minced garlic in 1 tablespoon of canola oil. Season to taste with pepper and salt free seasoning. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
2. Brown the meat in the same pan; drain if needed and add to the mushroom mixture.
3. Add the drained spinach. Mix well.
4. Coat the bottom of a 13" x 9" casserole dish with some of the sauce.
5. Stuff each shell with the spinach and beef mixture. Spread any extra mixture over the whole casserole.
6. Cover with the remaining sauce and the Parmesan cheese.
7. Cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Serving Size: Makes 7 servings of 2 stuffed shells each

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MTULLY.

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