This stuffing can be used in anything you want to stuff. I have even simply mixed in a 2 to 3-pound meatloaf to add some veggies to it, and it worked great! Made a very moist meatloaf, and the kids loved it! They also like eating the stuffing plain; I had to chase them away so I would have enough left for the noodles!



Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Divide mozzarella cheese into 3 portions.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook manicotti in boiling water, stirring occasionally until softened slightly but still firm, about 7 minutes. Drain and rest in a bowl of cold water.

  • Combine spinach, Alfredo sauce, Parmesan cheese, and 1 portion mozzarella cheese in a large bowl; mix well and season with salt and pepper. Spoon fill mixture into each manicotti shell. Divide stuffed shells evenly between two 9x13-inch baking dishes. Pour 1 jar spaghetti sauce over each baking dish and sprinkle with equal portions mozzarella cheese. Cover both baking dishes with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can bake one pan and freeze one pan for later, if you choose.

Nutrition Facts

457.2 calories; protein 27.5g 55% DV; carbohydrates 34.8g 11% DV; fat 23.8g 37% DV; cholesterol 61.4mg 21% DV; sodium 1115.4mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I always make it but with spinach and ricotta it great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
i made it but i exchanged the Alfredo sauce with Ricoitta cheese and added crumbled bacon. I also cut the ingredients in half. So so good! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good! Hubby doesn't care for ricotta cheese so this was nice to still be able to enjoy manicotti w/o it. I did halve the recipe but that was my only change. Very easy to make and great flavor...I would make these again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I always make it but with spinach and ricotta it great Read More