Friday, May 13, 2011

Baked Manicotti Bundles

Enjoy this tasty way to get one of your two recommended servings of fish per week!

Baked Manicotti Bundles
from Clean Eating Magazine
olive oil spray
3 to 4 green onions
10 whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 carrot, peeled
1 tsp EVOO
12 oz fresh tilapia fillets
4 oz light cream cheese
1/2 skim milk
1/2 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 oz 2% mozzarella cheese, divided
fresh dill for garnish
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat glass pan with olive oil. Trim off whites of onions and score the upper ends of the green stems. Prepare noodles according to package directions. During final 90secs of cooking add green stems, then remove. Drain and rinse pasta and set aside. Grate carrot and set aside. Place a large nonstick pan on medium heat and add oil. Heat for 1 min then add fish. Cover and cook for 3 min. Carefully flip fillets and cook for 1 more min. Break fillets up with spatula. If pieces are not opaque cook for one more min. Remove from heat and set aside. Add cream cheese, milk, dried dill, and salt to medium saucepan. Use spatula to break up cream cheese. Place pan on low heat and cook, whisking constantly. Cook for 1 min or until cream cheese is smooth. Remove from heat and scoop half the mixture out to reserve for later. Stir in carrots and fish into pan with cheese. Lay noodles out on cutting board. Place 2 T of cheese mixture on each noodle and gently roll into tight bundle. Tie with green onion stem. Place onto glass pan and spoon reserved cheese mixture on top as well as remaining mozzarella. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish with fresh dill.
Nutrition for 2 1/2 bundles: 447 calories, 12g fat, 35g protein, 49g carbs.

Until next time...

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