Monday, February 11, 2013

Crab Stuffed Manicotti

4 uncooked manicotti shells
1 tablespoon butter
4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup lump crabmeat, drained
1/3 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Minced fresh parsley


  1. Cook manicotti according to package directions. 
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in Parmesan cheese. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine the crab, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, lemon-pepper, pepper and garlic powder. Drain manicotti; stuff with crab mixture. 
  4. Spread 1/4 cup sauce in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with stuffed manicotti. Pour remaining sauce over top. 
  5. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. 
  6. Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 2 servings.

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