4 from 8 votes
Spinach Mushroom and Ricotta Cheese Manicotti
Spinach Mushroom and Ricotta Cheese Manicotti
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Spend some time in the kitchen with the family and whip up this big bowl of comforting Spinach Mushroom and Ricotta Cheese Manicotti. It is super easy and packs such a delicious flavor punch everyone will be coming back for seconds.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 310 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 box Manicotti shells
  • 1 Jar Ragu Homestyle Sauce (or homemade)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups baby portobello mushrooms, chopped (4 cups chopped, not whole)
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup pecorino cheese, grated and divided into two
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F

  2. Cook pasta according to the directions on the box. If you are using fresh pasta, it does not need to be pre-cooked

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over a medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until it becomes aromatic, but has not browned. Add in the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned

  4. Add in the baby spinach and cook until wilted. This should only take a minute or two.

  5. Mix the ricotta with the chopped parsley and thyme. Once the mushrooms are browned add them to the ricotta mixture, along with half of the pecorino. Season with salt and pepper and stir well to combine

  6. Stuff the manicotti tubes with the mushroom and ricotta mixture (see notes for a tip)

  7. In the same skillet you used for cooking the mushrooms, add half of the Ragu Homestyle Sauce.

  8. Arrange the manicotti on top of the sauce, and then top that with the remaining sauce and the rest of the pecorino.

  9. Cover with aluminium foil and pop into the oven for 30 minutes.

  10. Serve and enjoy

Recipe Notes

Tip: use a ziploc bag to easily stuff the tubes. Pop the ricotta mixture into the bag, snip off one corner and squeeze the mixture into the tubes.

Nutrition Facts
Spinach Mushroom and Ricotta Cheese Manicotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 168
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.7g29%
Saturated Fat 6.4g40%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Carbohydrates 16.9g6%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 18.4g37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.