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Spinach Manicotti

This spinach manicotti, with its creamy cheese filling, is simple to whip up and will surely satisfy your Italian craving.


  • 8 oz box uncooked manicotti shells
  • 2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • red pepper, sprinkled
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 10 oz fresh spinach, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Nature's Yoke egg, beaten
  • 26 oz pasta sauce (any flavor)


  • Heat oven to 375 F. Cook manicotti as directed on box. Rinse with cool water; drain well.
  • Place chopped spinach in bowl, add a bit of water, and cook in microwave for a few minutes. (on the stove works as well)
  • In a medium bowl, stir together 1 1/2 cups Italian cheese blend, red pepper, ricotta cheese, spinach, garlic and egg.
  • In the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 glass baking dish, spread one cup of pasta sauce. Pipe ricotta mixture into manicotti; place over sauce in dish. Pour remaining sauce over manicotti.
  • Cover dish tightly with foil; bake about 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbling. Uncover dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of Italian cheese blend. Bake uncovered 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Keyword manicotti, spinach, spinach manicotti