Spinach Cheese Manicotti (Meatless)

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 40 mins

Adapted from Taste of Home magazine. Prep time also includes time to cook the manicotti noodles. I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the mixture, to taste. Make sure you squeeze the thawed spinach as dry as possible.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil for about 3 minutes, set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, just 1/2 cup of the mozarella, all of the cream cheese, just 4 Tbsp of the Parmesan,the Italian seasoning, and the pepper until smooth.
  3. Add the onion mixture to the cheese mixture, along with the spinach (along with a dash to taste of both freshly grated nutmeg and some cinnamon).
  4. Fill the cooked manicotti noodles either with a spoon or by piping the mixture (using a decorating bag or a ziptop bag with one end snipped off).
  5. Pour half of the sauce into the bottom of a greased 9x13" casserole.
  6. Place filled manicotti in the pan on top of the sauce, then pour the remaining sauce over the top.
  7. Cover an bake at 350 F 25 minutes.
  8. Remove the cover, sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and bake another 5-10 minutes more to melt cheese.
Most Helpful

I made this with the omission of cinnamon and nutmeg. I loved it...hubby did not like the chopped onion (never does). The cream cheese, gave it an extra creaminess. My mom's group loved it! I will make it again. Oh yeah...used jumbo shells instead of manicotti. It made 22 shells.

~Naner~ February 20, 2004

Delicious! I had enough filling (but I used extra cheese) for 10 manicotti shells which was perfect for us. I also used extra sauce because we like saucy pasta dishes. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ January 13, 2004

My husband hates spinach, but I love it and needed a good recipe that I could get him to eat it in. THIS WAS PERFECT!!! He asks me to make it all the time now, especially when we have people come into town to visit.

raeraemarie February 10, 2011