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Spinach Manicotti with Ham

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

Everyone raves when I serve this. It’s like something you’d find at a fine Italian restaurant, but can quickly cook at home instead. It’s great with salad and bread. Michele Nadeau, Monroe, Michigan
Spinach Manicotti with Ham Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 12 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook manicotti according to package directions. For sauce, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, pepper, salt and nutmeg until blended. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, spinach and oregano. Stir in ham; add 1/2 cup sauce. Drain manicotti; stuff with ham mixture. Spread 1/2 cup sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with stuffed manicotti. Pour remaining sauce over top; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 minutes longer or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 468 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 885mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.

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