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This classic cheese manicotti recipe is rich and flavorful, and always a crowd-pleaser too! It’s simple to put together and perfect for making in advance.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked pasta, manicotti
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 1 8-ounce box manicotti noodles
  • 1 15-ounce container ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • Kosher salt & black pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the manicotti according to the instructions until al dente. Drain in a colander and cool under cold running water. Toss with a little olive oil to prevent them from sticking together. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the ricotta, parsley, garlic powder, egg, and parmesan. Stir with a spatula to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add half the marinara sauce to the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pipe the cheese mixture into each manicotti shell and place into the baking dish. Repeat with all shells. Add the remaining sauce over top of the pasta. Sprinkle the top with mozzarella.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until hot throughout and the cheese is melted.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 631IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 337mg | Iron: 1mg