Easy Manicotti Recipe

Easy Manicotti

Tender pasta tubes filled with cheese and spinach smothered in a savory tomato sauce

Prep Time
1 ¾
Total Time
3.5 of 5 (20 ratings) Review This Recipe | See All Reviews


  • 1 container (15 oz each) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 pkg (10 oz each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided (2 cups = 8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup = 1 oz)
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pkg (8 oz each) dry manicotti shells, uncooked
  • 1 can (24 oz each) Hunt's® Traditional Pasta Sauce, divided
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup water

Nutrition Information

Total Fat
Serving Size: 7 servings (2 manicotti each)
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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine ricotta cheese, spinach, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and black pepper in medium bowl; mix well. Stuff 3 tablespoons cheese mixture in each uncooked manicotti; set aside.
  2. Pour half of pasta sauce in the bottom of sprayed 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Arrange stuffed manicotti in single layer over sauce; pour the remaining sauce evenly over top. Pour water into corner of dish. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese evenly over sauce. Cover tightly with foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information close
Amount per Serving
Calories 334  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 10 g 16%
Saturated fat 6 g 28%
Cholesterol 38 MG 13%
Sodium 765 MG 32%
Carbohydrate 38 g 13%
Dietary fiber 5 g 18%
Sugars 8 g
Protein 20 g
Vitamin A   78%
Vitamin C   6%
Calcium   46%
Iron   15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Ratings & Reviews
7 Reviews for Easy Manicotti
delicious! I see "craze" said it was too spicy....only if you buy the zesty & spicy sauce.... stick to traditional if you are a light weight:)
May 26, 2013
this recipe is too spicy
May 20, 2013
Made this last night for supper - so completely easy and even more yummy - definitely will be adding to the rotation!!!
May 07, 2012
Great recipe! This is my 13 year old son's "thing" to cook for dinner and it is delicious. Thanks!
Mar 02, 2012
This was really good! I also added some mild Italian sausage...wow!
Feb 07, 2012
it was a good,also an easy recipe the rating a 5
Dec 04, 2011

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