Wild Mushroom Manicotti

Looking for an Italian pasta dinner? Then check out these manicotti shells packed with wild mushrooms and veggies – a cheesy meal.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

8
uncooked manicotti shells
1
tablespoon margarine or butter
2
medium bell peppers, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
10
pearl onions, peeled and cut in half
3/4
pound wild mushrooms, coarsely chopped
1/2
cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed), rehydrated and chopped
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2
cup shredded Italian-style six-cheese blend (2 ounces)
1
container (10 ounces) refrigerated reduced-fat Alfredo sauce
2
tablespoons water
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°. Grease rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Cook manicotti shells as directed on package.
  • 2 Melt margarine in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook bell peppers and onions in margarine 2 minutes; stir in mushrooms. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until peppers are crisp-tender. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar and cheese.
  • 3 Fill shells with mushroom mixture. Place in baking dish. Mix Alfredo sauce and 2 tablespoons water. Pour sauce over shells. Cover and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Expert Tips

Italian cheese is a blend of six different cheeses: mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, Romano, Fontina and Asiago.

Go wild with mushrooms! You can use crimini, oyster, portabella or shiitake mushrooms.

To rehydrate the sun-dried tomatoes, place in a small bowl, and pour 1 cup of boiling water over them. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until softened. Drain the tomatoes and chop.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
405
(
Calories from Fat
155),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
850mg
850%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.