Thursday, August 24, 2006

Recipe Thursday - Turkey Manicotti

Everytime I make this, Kristen "claims" he doesn't like it, yet he gobbles it right up. I know some of us newfies aren't too brave to cook with curry, but trust me this concoction is delicious!! I'm actually making it for dinner tonight, thinking about having garlic bread with it too. Ideally a green salad would go best with this but I'm just craving the bread today :) A couple of my hints are, don't add the milk or very little, if it's too runny it's just a huge mess trying to spoon into the noodles. I've made this without cottage cheese and tastes just fine.

Turkey Manicotti

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 favourite pasta sauce (700ml)
1/4 cup low-fat grated Parmesan cheese
Aluminium foil

-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 lasagne 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.

Courtesy: Food TV from the show Fixing Dinner


myrna_weblog said...

Sounds yummy, gotta try this one for sure...shhh, don't tell Jamie about the cottage cheese.

myrna_weblog said...

Shitty, I thought I had all the stuff to make this recipe this week but I forgot the cream of mushroom soup!