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Sunday, November 12 2017

Cozy up to a bubbly baked pasta hot out of the oven. With easy weeknight dinners as well as global pasta bakes that bring the flavors of Italy, India, and beyond to your dinner table, we have a baked pasta for every occasion. So grab your fork and knife -- these delicious pasta bakes won't last long!


12 - dried manicotti shells
2 - tablespoons olive oil
1/2 - cup chopped onion (1 medium)
4 - cloves garlic, minced
2 - 14 1/2 ounce cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained
1/3 - cup dry red wine
2 - tablespoons tomato paste
2 - cups chopped cooked turkey (about 10 ounces)
1 - cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
3/4 - cup ricotta cheese
1/2 - of an 8-ounce tub cream cheese spread with chive and onion
1/4 - cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 - teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/2 - teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 - teaspoon salt
1/4 - teaspoon ground black pepper


Cook manicotti according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes, wine, and tomato paste. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, for filling, in a large bowl combine turkey, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, the ricotta cheese, cream cheese spread, Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Using a small spoon, carefully fill each manicotti shell with about 1/4 cup of the filling. Arrange filled shells in an ungreased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Pour sauce over shells. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. (To serve today, omit Step 4. Continue as directed in Step 5, except bake for 30 to 35 minutes.)

Chill for 2 to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake, covered, about 45 minutes or until heated through. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes before serving.

NUTRITION FACTS (Make-Ahead Turkey Manicotti)

Per serving: 503 kcal , 22 g fat (11 g sat. fat , 2 g polyunsaturated fat , 6 g monounsaturated fat ), 83 mg chol. , 777 mg sodium , 42 g carb. , 2 g fiber , 30 g pro.

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