Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.
Due to COVID-19 I was unable to find manicotti. After waiting for weeks to find it I decided to use large shells instead. Maybe thatand#039;s why this turned out so awful. There was way too much sauce and the shells fell apart.
This was so easy to make. I had read the previous reviews and only used 2 jars of spaghetti sauce and It came out perfect.
So good! I add some spicy Italian sausage and only use 2 jars of spaghetti sauce and it's perfect. My young kids love it too!
Very good!! I made a few adjustments to the recipe and it turned out perfect. Definitely a keeper! - Added one pound of Italian sausage. - Used one 8 oz. package of fresh spinach. I sliced into smaller pieces and added it to the skillet as the sausage finished browning. After they were fully cooled I included in the filling. - Used 2 jars of spaghetti sauce - basil and garlic flavored - Added 4 additional Manicotti shells since the sausage increased the amount of filling - Used a plastic bag to pipe filling into the shells - works great!! - Increased to 2 C. Mozzarella cheese and used 1 C. on the top.
This dish was a hit with my family. Easy to prepare and a nice option for a meatless meal. I used 1 1/2 jars of sauce with some water and really could have done with some more so next time I'll use at least 2. I added mushrooms to the sauce but you could add anything else to increase the veggie count. Also, I baked it right after I'd assembled it, without waiting overnight, and it was perfect.
This was delicious. I used just 2 jars of sauce and omitted the water and it was still a little more sauce than needed. I might reduce to just a jar and a half next time. I used one reviewer’s suggestion and stuffed the shells using a butter knife-very easy. I will definitely put this into regular rotation.
We've made this dozens of times! It's so easy to stuff the shells before cooking -- we put the filling in a gallon zip-lock bag and cut a corner like a pastry bag -- and really makes dinner night fast and easy when the work was done a day before. I like to substitute 1c of red wine for water in the sauce and place whole garlic cloves on top to roast. Crusty French Bread is a fantastic accompaniment and one of the easiest yeast breads you will ever make. Guests arrive to the aroma of fresh baking bread and Italian spice, there are rarely leftovers.
Love this recipe! Have made this a couple of times. Like others I omit the water and use 1.5 jars of sauce. I fill the manicotti shells using a butter knife.
Will try but looks scrumptious
This was very yummy and even meat eater husband liked too. I did change a couple of things. 3 jars of spaghetti sauce as alot and I didn't have that much. I used 1 jar and 2 regular cans of tomato sauce with added Italian spices and left out the water. Worked great.