Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti

Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti

"This is my favorite recipe when company's coming. It's prepared the night before, plus the manicotti is stuffed uncooked, making it even more convenient."
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. In a large bowl, combine ricotta, spinach, 1 cup mozzarella, 1/4 cup Parmesan, egg, parsley, onion powder, pepper and garlic powder. Combine spaghetti sauce and water; spread 1 cup sauce in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish.
  2. Stuff uncooked manicotti with spinach mixture; arrange over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over manicotti. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until heated through.

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This was so easy, I was totally amazed! You really do need to use a sause that has lots of flavor. I would add onions and more garlic next time to the spinach. I put the spinach mixture into a b...

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Good basic recipe, but simply too bland - added Italian seasoning to filling and ground spicy turkey sausage, mushrooms and artichoke hearts to sauce, and substituted approx 1/2 cup red wine for...

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This was so easy, I was totally amazed! You really do need to use a sause that has lots of flavor. I would add onions and more garlic next time to the spinach. I put the spinach mixture into a b...

I made this recipe for Sunday dinner and it was a hit. I was a bit nervous, making it the night before that the shells wouldn't be soft enough but they turned out very well cooked. I added som...

This is great to put together on Sunday night, and then bake on Monday when you get home from work. The only thing I "changed" was adding a couple ounces of ground beef/turkey to the jar of spa...

I made this dish for our Christmas Eve meal. It tasted wonderful but was very hard to remove from pan. Did not look pleasing when served. We had 20 people for dinner so I made 3 pans. I could no...

Yumm-O! I added a bit more garlic and spicach, just to stretch the filling. It froze beautifully and tasted wonderful!

Great Recipe! I found that if you prepare the dish right before you bake it (at the max. time of 50 min.) the pata is perfectly al dente.

This was really delicious! I baked it the same day I made it. I cooked it for 40 minutes and the shells were perfect! In the future I might put a little more garlic and use a higher quality sauc...

THIS IS THE FIRST REVIEW THAT I HAVE SUBMITTED, BUT I JUST HAD TO LET YOU KNOW THIS RECIPE WAS WONDERFUL. WE HAD AN ITALIAN THEME DINNER AT MY CHURCH AND ALL I HAD HEARD WAS SPAGHETTI OR LASAGNA...

This is the first time I've posted a review and your's is review-worthy! Followed the recipe and it was WONDERFUL!! I made for parents when they visited and they were thrilled! I found I had ext...

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