One Pot Manicotti Pasta Bake Recipe

One Pot Manicotti Pasta Bake is a delicious and easy-to-make Italian dish. It features manicotti pasta tubes stuffed with a creamy ricotta and spinach filling, topped with marinara sauce and melted cheese. This hearty and comforting casserole is perfect for a family dinner or a potluck gathering. The best part is that it can be made in just one pot, saving you time on cleanup. Serve it with a side salad and garlic bread for a complete meal.

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Ingredients for One Pot Manicotti Pasta Bake Recipe

  • 0.13 pound Manicotti Pasta
  • 1/4 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 0.13 cup Chopped Spinach, Cooked And Squeezed Dry
  • 0.06 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 0.13 Egg
  • 0.06 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 0.06 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.03 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Marinara Sauce
  • 0.13 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • as required Fresh Basil Leaves For Garnish

Directions: One Pot Manicotti Pasta Bake Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large pot, cook the manicotti pasta according to package instructions until al dente.
  • STEP 2.While the pasta is cooking, prepare the filling by combining ricotta cheese, spinach, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • STEP 3.Drain the cooked pasta and rinse with cold water to prevent sticking.
  • STEP 4.Using a piping bag or a ziplock bag with the corner snipped off, fill each manicotti tube with the ricotta mixture.
  • STEP 5.Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of the pot.
  • STEP 6.Arrange the stuffed manicotti tubes in a single layer on top of the sauce.
  • STEP 7.Pour the remaining marinara sauce over the manicotti, making sure they are fully covered.
  • STEP 8.Cover the pot and cook on low heat for about 20 minutes, or until the pasta is tender and the filling is heated through.
  • STEP 9.Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the cooked manicotti.
  • STEP 10.Cover the pot again and let it sit for a few minutes until the cheese melts.
  • STEP 11.Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve hot.

Cooking Tips

  • Be careful not to overcook the manicotti pasta, as it will continue to cook in the oven.
  • If you don't have a piping bag, you can use a spoon to fill the manicotti tubes.
  • Feel free to add other ingredients to the filling, such as cooked ground meat or saut茅ed mushrooms, for extra flavor.
  • You can make this dish ahead of time and refrigerate it before baking. Just increase the baking time by 10-15 minutes.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage and Serving

  • This One Pot Manicotti Pasta Bake is best served fresh and hot.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves for added freshness and flavor.
  • Serve with a side salad and garlic bread for a complete meal.
  • Leftovers can be reheated in the oven or microwave.
  • Enjoy!
Nutrition
value
454
calories per serving
19 g Fat36 g Protein57 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    19g
  • Protein
    36g
  • Carbs
    57g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    57g
  • Protein
    36g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    19g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    412mg
  • Iron
    4mg
  • Vitamin A
    139mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    4mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    73mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    5mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    79mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    516mg
  • Selenium
    27mcg
  • Zinc
    6mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp