WW: Chicken Manicotti with Red Pepper
Cream Sauce (7 points)
Makes 6 servings.
Posted by: DSredTX Mon, 9 Feb 2004, at 5:22 p.m
12 manicotti or 18 conchiglioni (jumbo shells)
1 (8-oz.) pkg. reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), cut up
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 of a 7-oz. jar roasted red sweet peppers (about 1/2 cup), drained & chopped
OR 1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 (9-oz.) pkg. (2 cups) frozen diced cooked chicken, thawed
1 (10-oz.) pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
2 tbsp. thinly sliced green onion
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
In a heavy small saucepan stir cream cheese and 1/4 cup of the milk over
medium-low heat until smooth. Stir in remaining milk. Stir in sweet peppers or
pimiento and Parmesan cheese; heat through.
In a large bowl stir together 3/4 cup of the sauce (set remaining sauce aside),
the chicken, broccoli, onion, and black pepper.
Using a small spoon, stuff each manicotti with about 1/4 cup of the filling or
each conchiglioni with 2 to 3 tablespoons filling. Place in a 3-qt. rectangular
Bake, covered, in a 350ºF. oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.
Cook and stir remaining sauce over low heat until heated through. Place 2
manicotti or 3 shells on each serving plate. Spoon sauce over shells.
One serving (2 manacotti or 3 shells w/sauce) equals: calories: 318, total fat:
14 gm, cholesterol: 76mg , sodium: 291mg , carbohydrate: 24g , fiber: 1g ,
protein: 23g ,
++++ Exchanges: 1.5 starch,1 vegetables,2.5 lean meat,1 fat
++++ WW Pts: 7