Cheesy Stuffed Manicotti with Ground Turkey and Swiss Chard

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Apr. 23, 2014

The Kitchen Witch demonstrates how to make her delicious original recipe for Cheesy Stuffed Manicotti with Ground Turkey and Swiss Chard.

Ingredients

For filling
Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Diced white onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ground turkey 1 Pound
Salt To Taste
Dried italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Red pepper flakes 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic cloves 3 , mince
Chopped swiss chard 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Low sodium chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cream cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Other ingredient
Manicotti shells 18 (manicotti pasta shells)
Canned herb flavoured diced tomatoes 796 Milliliter
Grated italian cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F.

2. Grease a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.

MAKING

For Filling:

3. In a pan, saute onion and ground turkey over medium high heat in olive oil until the turkey is cooked through.

4. Add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, pepper flakes, and garlic. Stir well.

5. Add Swiss chard and stir fry until wilted. Pour chicken stock, bring to the boil, turn oven to medium, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

6. Stir in cream cheese, taste and adjust seasoning and let the filling cool to room temperature.

For Manicotti:

7. Into a pot of boiling salted water, add the manicotti and let boil for five minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.

8. Stuff each shell with about a tablespoon of filling mixture and lay them in the pan.Sprinkle the remaining filling mixture on top and cover the shells with diced tomato.

9. Sprinkle cheese on top. At this point the recipe can be wrapped and freeze for up to three months. To bake from frozen, defrost on the counter and bake.

10. Pop the pan in oven and bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest on the counter for 15 minutes.

SERVING

11. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 6