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Spinach and Ricotta Manicotti

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spinach and ricotta manicotti
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 338 kcal

It can be hard to find a recipe that actually keeps your family full. This Spinach and Ricotta Manicotti Recipe is going to quickly become a family favorite.

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What You Need

  • Manicotti Shells
  • 15 oz. Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 jars Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 pkg Spinach chopped, frozen, drained
  • 1 c. Onion chopped
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp. Parsley
  • 1 tbsp. Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 ½ c. Mozzarella cheese
  • Nutmeg pinch

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place chopped onions in a skillet and saute them over medium heat until browned and translucent.
  3. Start boiling water for the manicotti shells. When the water comes to a full boil, add the manicotti, and cook until al dente.
  4. Drain the noodles and rinse with cold water immediately to cool them down, and to keep them from sticking.
  5. While the noodles are cooking, add 15 oz. of ricotta cheese to a bowl with the frozen chopped spinach that has been drained.
  6. Crack 1 whole egg into the bowl.
  7. Add 2 tablespoons of parsley flakes to the mixture.
  8. Pour in 1 tablespoon of oregano to the bowl.
  9. Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon of garlic powder to the cheese mixture.
  10. Add a pinch of nutmeg to the bowl, and mix thoroughly.

  11. Toss in the cooked onions once they have cooled a bit.

  12. Combine the mixture in the bowl with 1 ½ cups of mozzarella cheese.

  13. Pour a jar of spaghetti sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  14. When the noodles have cooked and cooled, stuff them with the cheese mixture. Overfill just a bit, but not enough to break the manicotti noodles open.

  15. Place the filled manicotti noodles into the bottom of the 9x13 baking dish, on top of the spaghetti sauce.

  16. Pour another jar of spaghetti sauce over the top of the filled noodles in the baking dish.

  17. Bake the manicotti for 30-40 minutes, or until the filling is just starting to turn brown, and the sauce is bubbling.

  18. Top with more shredded mozzarella cheese and garnish with fresh herbs.

Nutrition Facts
Spinach and Ricotta Manicotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 448mg 19%
Potassium 255mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 24.5%
Vitamin C 11.5%
Calcium 50.5%
Iron 11.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.