Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 35 mins

Rich and heavenly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil for 3 minutes; set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, 1/2 c.
  3. mozzarella, cream cheese, 4 tablespoons Parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; beat until smooth.
  4. Stir in the onion mixture and spinach.
  5. Spoon into the manicotti shells.
  6. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce into a greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
  7. Arrange shells over sauce; top with the rest of sauce.
  8. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  9. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
  10. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.


Most Helpful

Was short on eggs & had a knob of cream cheese so doubled the recipe & used 14 shells. Added about 1/4 t freshly grated nutmeg to the spinach mix. What a marvelous dish! Assembled & refrigerated overnight. Baked for 45 minutes starting a cold oven after letting sit on counter for an hour (glass pan). Turned out wonderfully! Will be keeping this one to make ahead when guests are coming! Served with a simple green tossed lettuce salad & Italian vinaigrette & crusty olive bread to sop up the sauce. Bellissimo! Thank you Gail Blue Eyes for a real keeper.

Buster's friend January 25, 2010

Creamy & heavenly! I followed this pretty much to a "T" except used olive oil and I didn't cook my noodles first (it's easier to stuff them this way). I baked mine at 400 for 40 minutes (tightly covered)then added the rest of the cheeses. I had enough mixture for 14 shells. Thanks for the recipe Gail, I scored major points with my sweetie on this one.

Lizzybob February 29, 2004

This is wonderful...real pleaser for the hubby. I served it with a homemade roasted red pepper/tomato/garlic sauce and it was fab. I do recommend doubling the recipe, though, because manicotti shells come in packages of 14, and boys are big eaters! Thanks!

Galaxy Girl January 02, 2003

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