Here are the ingredients to get you started:
1 tray (7) of American Beauty Manicotti tubes
1/2 of a 15 oz container of low fat ricotta cheese
2 oz shredded park skim mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup frozen spinach, thawed
1/2 jar of Prego light pasta sauce
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 diced Italian sausage
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp basil
First, boil the pasta on a low boil with a pinch of salt and a bit of olive oil until done. I add the olive oil while boiling to prevent the pasta from sticking. Rinse and set aside.
Saute 1/4 of the sausage and sliced mushrooms in a bit of butter and olive oil. I use both since the butter adds flavor and the olive oil keeps it from sticking to the pan. Add the saute mix with the pasta sauce and crushed red pepper in a small saucepan and turn it to medium.
In a mixing bowl, add the remaining sausage, chopped garlic, Parmesan, spinach, 3/4 of the mozzarella, basil and the ricotta. Mix until it's all combined. Then fill the manicotti tubes with the mix.
Lay them out into an ungreased casserole dish and cover with the sauce. Add the remaining shredded cheese on top and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.