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Frank and Chili Manicotti

Low Calorie Recipe

Frank and Chili Manicotti are frankfurters stuffed with Swiss cheese and put inside a manicotti shell all drenched in a delicious chili-tomato sauce mixture.

Frank and Chili Manicotti


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

Recipe Directions

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.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings
Calories: 228; Fat: 3g; Protein: 18g; Carbohydrate: 33g; Cholesterol: 21mg; Sodium: 976mg
Calories from Fat: 11 percent