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June 28th, 2010, 01:25 PM
Tiny Loves
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Pastaless Manicotti :

Makes 4 servings

Each serving of pasta less manicotti contains:

133 calories
15g protein
10g carbohydrate
4g total fat

For those on WW, it is around 3points. And SO yummy! Add a salad with vinegar or a low fat dressing and it makes for a filling meal!


1 (6 ounce) can no salt added tomato paste
1 cup water
1 garlic clove, crushed through a press
1 ¾ teaspoons dried Italian herb seasoning mix, crushed
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (4 ounce) chicken breasts cutlets, rinsed and patted dry
1 cup (4 ounces) low-fat cottage cheese, drained
½ cup (2 ounces) grated part skim mozzarella cheese


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the tomato paste, water, garlic, 1 teaspoon seasoning mix, and the pepper in a small saucepan and whisk to bend. Heat to boiling over medium heat and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 10 minutes.

2. Place the chicken cutlets in a zip-top plastic bag and pound to ¼ inch thickness using a rolling pin or meat mallet. Lay out flat on a cutting board.

3. Spoon half of the tomato sauce into a 10 by 6 inch baking dish to coat the bottom of the dish.

4. Combine the cottage cheese and remaining ¾ teaspoon seasoning mix in a bowl and spoon the mixture onto the centers of the chicken breasts, leaving a ½ inch edge all around.

5. Roll up each breast jelly-roll fashion, from a narrow end, and arrange the chicken rolls, seam-side down, on top of the sauce dish. Spoon the remaining tomato sauce over the chicken rolls, sprinkle with mozzarella, and bake until hot and bubbling, 45 minutes.

6. Let cool and serve with a nice green side salad.

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June 28th, 2010, 01:26 PM
JaxonsMom2010's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I don't care for chicken but this sounds so YUMMY!!!
Christy - Mom of 5

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June 28th, 2010, 01:49 PM
Tiny Loves
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You can use turkey breasts instead...I don't know how steak would turn out, but my father originally made it with porkchops!

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June 28th, 2010, 02:20 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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okay this sounds amazing!! i usually do normal manicotti but im def trying this!!
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June 28th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Tiny Loves
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Taralyn...it doesn't specify in the recipe, but using small curb cottage cheese makes it taste better and have the same consistency as ricotta!

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