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Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Manicotti

Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Manicotti is what dinner time dreams are made of! We've got Italian comfort food at its best with these vegetarian stuffed manicotti filled with perfectly seasoned spinach and ricotta, then finished with lots of stretchy cheese and marinara sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cannelloni, spinach and ricotta stuffed manicotti, stuffed manicotti
Servings: 14
Calories: 222kcal

Ingredients

Filling

  • 15 oz ricotta cheese (1 container)
  • 10 oz frozen spinach chopped, thawed and squeezed dried (1 10 oz package)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg freshly grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste

Stuffed Manicotti

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F°.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, spinach, onion, egg, garlic, Italian seasoning, nutmeg, salt, pepper, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
  • Spread about 1 cup of the marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Transfer the filling to a piping bag or plastic ziploc bag, cut off a little from one end, this will make it easier for stuffing the shells.
  • Stuff each manicotti shell with ricotta mixture and arrange in a single layer in the dish. Cover with remaining sauce. There should be enough sauce to fully cover the manicotti.
  • Top with remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.
  • Transfer the dish to the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour covered, then 15-20 minutes uncovered, or until the noodles are soft.
  • Serve garnished with basil if preferred and more grated Parmesan cheese.

Notes

  1. You can either transfer leftovers to an airtight container, or leave them in the baking dish covered well with plastic. The leftovers will last 3-5 days refrigerated.
  2. To reheat, microwave at 30 second intervals until heated through. You can also reheat leftovers in the oven, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1manicotti | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2999IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 2mg