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Spinach Cheese Manicotti

Spinach Cheese Manicotti

Spinach Cheese Manicotti is a delicious and satisfying Italian dish that showcases tender manicotti shells stuffed with a flavorful mixture of spinach and cheese. This vegetarian dish is packed with nutritious spinach and a combination of creamy ricotta, gooey mozzarella, and savory Parmesan cheese. Each manicotti shell is generously filled, then baked in a rich marinara sauce until bubbly and golden. The result is a mouthwatering pasta dish that is perfect for a comforting family dinner or a special occasion. Let’s dive into the recipe and make this Spinach Cheese Manicotti that will surely become a new favorite in your household.

Sure! Here is the full recipe for Spinach Cheese Manicotti:

Ingredients:

  • 8 manicotti shells
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups marinara sauce

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. Cook the manicotti shells according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool them down. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped spinach to the skillet and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.

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