Sunday Supper {Spinach & Cheese Manicotti}

This manicotti is one of my favorite suppers we had growing up. I used to make it for my family but then manicotti shells became impossible to find. My bestie mentioned locating a box last week and I thought it was time to track one down myself!

Spinach and Cheese Manicotti

  • Box manicotti
  • 16 ounce ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup spinach chopped and liquid drained out
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 16 ounce jar marinara sauce (I like Rao’s)
  • Fresh basil for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook the manicotti according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl combine ricotta, one cup of mozzarella cheese, parmesan, spinach, Italian seasoning, and egg.
  3. Stuff the shells with the cheese mixture. I use a skinny tea spoon. (Not to be confused with a teaspoon)
  4. In a 9×13 inch, pan add 1 cup of marinara sauce to the bottom. Line the manicotti in an even layer. Cover with remaining sauce and cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with basil.

This one is easy enough for a school night and reheats beautifully!

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4 thoughts on “Sunday Supper {Spinach & Cheese Manicotti}

  1. This is a great, classic recipe. I sub the giant shells when I can’t find manicotti. They are actually easier to stuff!

    1. Yes! My mom used to do that as well. I’ll have to remember that if I can’t find the tubes.

  2. Have you ever had crepe style (crespalle) manicotti? It is definitely a little more time consuming but so delicious! They can be made ahead of time, frozen, then thawed and baked for a holiday or special occasion. Don’t get discouraged if the first crepe doesn’t come out perfect. That is normal!

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