Easy No-Boil Spinach and Cheese Manicotti

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Easy No-Boil Spinach &Cheese Manicotti

This Easy No-Boil Spinach and Cheese Manicotti is a delicious, cheesy pasta recipe that uses a no-boil hack to lessen prep time. Stuffed with a creamy spinach and cheese filling, smothered in red pasta sauce and sprinkled with mozzarella cheese, this is a must-try.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Rachel


  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 8-10 oz frozen spinach drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package manicotti noodles uncooked
  • 1 24 oz jar spaghetti sauce whatever kind you prefer
  • 36-48 oz hot water spaghetti sauce jar hot water 24 to 36 but you may add up to 12 oz more if pasta is not covered


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix cheeses, eggs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together. Add drained spinach and mix.

  3. Using a piping bag or Ziploc bag with plastic coupler tip, pipe filling into each uncooked manicotti noodle. Place in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  4. In a large bowl or pitcher, mix spaghetti sauce and hot water. You want enough sauce to cover the pasta. Pour over stuffed pasta noodles. It will be very liquidy. The pasta will absorb most of the liquid when baking.

  5. Cover with tinfoil and bake for 45-50 minutes until the liquid is mostly absorbed and pasta is cooked through.

  6. Garnish with cheese and fresh basil.

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6 Responses

  1. Kim says:

    That looks yummy…I LOVE ricotta cheese.

  2. hal bloss says:

    i love love love ricotta – and this seems like an easy recipe!

  3. Jackie says:

    I love that you made this a no-boil recipe! It looks absolutely delicious!

  4. kelly says:

    This looks absolutely amazing! Definitely making this week…thanks for sharing!

  5. I’ve never had manicotti before, but this looks so good I have to try it! I love spinach and cheese in pastry, so I’m sure it’d be just as nice in noodles!


  6. Rochella says:

    Looks delicious. I am going to try this. I believe this is something my kids will enjoy and its quick.
    Thanks for sharing!

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