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10 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Meal Types:
Main Dishes
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Spinach and Chicken Manicotti

A wonderful combination of pasta, ricotta and marble cheese, tender chicken breast and leafy spinach covered with a perfect tomato sauce.



  1. Boil the manicotti pasta in water for about 6 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the ricotta cheese, spinach, chicken and spices to taste (add chili powder too if you like).
  3. Drain the pasta carefully and as soon as you can handle touching them, lay out on the counter to avoid crushing and getting stuck together.
  4. Holding the noodles with your finger blocking one end and cupping the rest, gently stuff them with the spinach mixture with a fork.
  5. Place them in rows in a greased pan (Pam works great). Cover with spaghetti sauce.
  6. Add 1/2 cup water to baking dish and cover with tinfoil (this will let the pasta absorb the additional moisture.)
  7. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for 25 minutes and remove the cover.
  8. Sprinkle with cheese of your choice and bake until almost all additional moisture is gone and the cheese is nice and gooey. Serve with a side of salad or steamed vegetables.
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There must be something wrong with the amount of pepper...had to throw the dish out!
14 Oct 14 by member: phofant
My husband made this dish for us tonight and the pepper was SO overpowering, we had to throw it away. Three tablespoons was way too much!! Since the recipe was easy and the appearance of the dish was attractive, I will try it again at a later date with way less pepper.
10 Jun 13 by member: swray417
Soooo good!!!! But for some reason my pie was kinda soggy?
16 May 13 by member: Autumnhollis
I didnt put on as much spice but must say super super super good! Will be making this and many other variations in the future...thanks for introducing me to manicotti
14 Nov 12 by member: Gisme
this was GREAT I did make some changes instead of the mushroom sauce I used Alfredo and Mozzerella instead of the marble and added mushrooms. also using a rotisserie chicken added flavor and saved on time. I will make this again soon!!
08 Oct 12 by member: IMAPYT
I made 6 mannicotti shells. I used half riccotta and half greek yogurt. I didnt add water because it would be too soupy.
05 Sep 12 by member: Jbook
Way to spicy. I'm the type of cook who follows recipes to the letter and the below three spices and their measurements where out of proportion. 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons ground oregano 3 tablespoons pepper
11 Jul 12 by member: RONHUSK15
I was really looking forward to trying this, I still am but if you actually total up the amount of callories this makes its around 1000. 2oz of manicotti pasta is only 3 pieces, how on earth can that be divided into 10 servings...
31 May 12 by member: Jessica02
18 Apr 12 by member: rs0747
I followed the recipe a little too much! 3 table spoons of pepper ruined it!
16 Feb 12 by member: Janice's plan
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Nutrition summary:

There are 117 calories in 1 serving of Spinach and Chicken Manicotti.
Calorie break-down: 31% fat, 45% carbs, 25% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 37
Calories 117
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 4.08g 6%
  Saturated Fat 1.27g 6%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.473g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.668g  
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Potassium 259mg  
Total Carbohydrate 13.38g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
  Sugars 5.3g  
Protein 7.37g  
Vitamin A 177% Vitamin C 113%
Calcium 68% Iron 84%
of RDI*
(117 calories)
6% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (44%)
Fat (31%)
Protein (25%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories