Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

came across this today in my local newspaper, it looks real good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. .In a skillet, saute onion and garlicin oil and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, cream cheese, half the mozzarella, half the parmesan, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper and beat until well mixed.
  3. Drain spinach with several paper towels and squeeze until spinach is well drained.
  4. Add spinach and onion to cheese mixture and mix well.
  5. Spoon this mixture into manicotti shells, using 1 teaspoon at a time.
  6. Be careful not to tear shells.
  7. Pour half of spaghetti sauce in bottom of 9x13 inch baking dish.
  8. Arrange shells over the sauce and top with remaining sauce.
  9. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven , uncover and sprinkle remaining cheeses over top.
  11. Return to oven until cheese melts.
Most Helpful

Turn out Great My family loved it. Helpfull hint use a ziplok bag to fill manicotti. Just fill the bag and cut the corner off and you are ready to fill. This saves time and clean up.

richard2011jessi November 02, 2012

I agree with the other reviewers...the creaminess of the cream cheese adds that special something! I had never filled manicotti before so found it challenging; to save the trouble next time, I might just roll up the filling in lasagna, since it's covered with the sauce and cheese anyway. For me, the recipe made 12 manicotti instead of nine.

FLKeysJen July 20, 2010

I really enjoyed this, preparation was quick and easy - made one change, I sautéed spinach with mushrooms in olive oil till soft and then mixed it with the cheeses. Is a keeper in my book.

TheRealDealMeal November 11, 2008