Frank and Chili Manicotti
Low Calorie Recipe
Frankfurters stuffed with Swiss cheese and put inside a manicotti shell all drenched in a delicious chili-tomato sauce mixture.
8 pieces Manicotti pasta, cooked
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 slices Swiss cheese singles, cut into strips
8 fat free frankfurters
30 ounces vegetarian chili with beans, canned
10 ounces tomato sauce and green chilies, drained and cut up
Slit each frankfurter lengthwise to the center. Insert a strip of cheese into each slit. Place one cheese-stuffed frankfurter into each cooked manicotti pasta shell; set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine chili with beans, tomatoes and chilies. Spoon two cups of the mixture into bottom of a 2-quart glass dish. Arrange filled manicotti shells atop chili mixture in dish.
Pour remaining chili mixture over top. Cover and microwave on high for ten minutes, or until heated through, turning dish twice during cooking time. Uncover and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Microwave again on high for one minute, or until cheese has melted.
Yield: 8 servings
Calories: 228; Fat: 3g; Protein: 18g; Carbohydrate: 33g; Cholesterol: 21mg; Sodium: 976mg; Calories from Fat: 11 percent