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Stuffed Manicotti

This Stuffed Manicotti is super easy to make and tastes amazing. Al dente pasta filled with a creamy cheese mixture, it's everyone's favorite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 377kcal
Author Dina



  • In a large bowl combine 2 cups of ricotta cheese, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1 egg.
  • Once the cheese mixture is fully combined transfer it to a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. Press to mixture into one corner and snip off a small part of the end.
  • Now cook 8 oz manicotti (about 14 manicotti) in a large pot of salted boiling water. Be careful not to overcook them.
  • Once they’re cooked rinse them with cold water and begin filling the cheese mixture into each manicotti shell.
  • Poor about 1 Cup of marinara sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Then place the stuffed manicotti into the dish.
  • Then pour another 2 cups of marinara sauce on top of the manicotti along with 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 20-25 minutes. If you want the cheese to brown a little on top, broil for a few minutes at the end. Once it’s done, garnish with some freshly chopped parsley.


  • Don't overcook the manicotti- You want the manicotti shells to be firm enough to be easily handled when you fill them, so only cook them to al dente. They'll cook more in the oven.
  • Rinse the manicotti shells in cold water- So they don't get too soft, rinse them in cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • Pipe the filling in- While you can also spoon it in, piping does a better job of thoroughly filling the manicotti without stretching or tearing the shells.
  • Line the bottom of the pan with sauce- To keep the manicotti from getting hard while they bake, line the pan with sauce to keep them moist. This also keeps them from burning on the bottom.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1151mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1034IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 435mg | Iron: 2mg