Prep time: 20 mins | Cook time: 45 mins | Total time: 1 hr 5 mins | Servings: 6
This Spinach Cheese Manicotti is the perfect food for all our vegetarian friends out there! It is incredibly comforting, easy & quick to throw together, and one of the best veggie meals I’ve made! Manicotti shells stuffed with delicious creamy & rich spinach and cheese mixture smothered in spaghetti sauce, then baked to perfection. I am sure even your pickiest eaters will love everything about this dish! For a simple, family-friendly meal, serve this Spinach Cheese Manicotti with some garlic knots or garlic bread.
1 (15 oz.) container of ricotta cheese
½ c. minced onion
2 tsp minced fresh parsley
¼ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp pepper
½ c. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 ½ c. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 (26 oz.) jars of spaghetti sauce
1 (8 oz.) package of manicotti shells
1 (10 oz.) package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 ½ c. water
How to make Spinach Cheese Manicotti
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C.
Step 2: Place the ricotta, spinach, onion, and egg in a small bowl. Mix well and season with parsley, pepper, and garlic powder. Next, mix in 1 c. mozzarella along with ¼ c. Parmesan.
Step 3: Combine the spaghetti sauce and water in another bowl.
Step 4: In the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, spread 1 c. of the sauce. In the meantime, stuff the uncooked manicotti shells with ricotta mixture. In the prepared dish, arrange the stuffed manicotti shells in a single layer. Pour the rest of the sauce on top and sprinkle with the rest of the mozzarella and Parmesan.
Step 5: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 45 to 55 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
You can prep and assemble this dish the night before. The next day, take it out of the fridge thirty minutes before baking.
Per Serving: 576 calories; protein 29.8g; carbohydrates 69g; fat 20.5g; cholesterol 81.8mg; sodium 1409.9mg