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Turkey Manicotti Recipe

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This recipe for Turkey Manicotti, by , is from Martin Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Trena Gauci
Added: Sunday, May 31, 2009


1/4 c bulger
2/3 c boiling water
3/4 lb lean ground turkey
1 1/2 c small-curd cottage cheese
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
14 uncooked manicotti shells
1 jar (28 oz) meatless spaghetti sauce
1/2 c water
1 c shredded mozzarella cheese

Place the bulger in a bowl; stir in boiling water. Cover & let stand for 30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Drain & squeeze dry. In a non-stick skillet, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the cottage cheese, basil, oregano, salt, pepper & bulger. Mix well. Stuff into uncooked manicotti shells. Arrange in a 9x13 inch baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray. Combine spaghetti sauce & water; pour over shells, Cover & bake at 350 for 1 hour & 15 minutes or until shells are tender & sauce is bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.




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