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How to make stuffed Manicotti in the Instant Pot

How to make stuffed Manicotti in the Instant Pot


Stuffed Manicotti


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I would have hopped on a Facebook live to share how to make stuffed Manicotti in the Instant Pot. I did not because, for some odd reason I get very tongue tied saying Manicotti. I don’t say it like and Italian would, and I really don’t want to insult the nationality hahahaha, even though I am half Italian myself. I guess I say it like an Irishman would. I’m half Irish too.

Anyhow, this was an experiment as always for me. I have been wanting to try some stuffed shells in the Instant Pot. I thought the Manicotti would be easier to stuff the cheese inside opposed to shells. I did not pre-cook the pasta today. It all went in the pot uncooked. Let me get right to it.

I used two of my Insta-Pans to stack on one another. In one box of Barilla you get 14 shells. I made 7 shells in each pan.

This pan is truly so versatile. You can make bundt cakes one day, lasagna, meatloaf, and cheesecakes all the other days of the week. The pan does not come with a guaranteed weight loss certificate. Sorry, it may be the opposite if you don’t be careful. Proceed your purchase with caution: Find the Insta-Pan here. 


The only thing I would do next time is add a little more ricotta cheese in the middle. I will share the recipe as if I did:)

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Enjoy! Hope to see you back again. See recipe down below.

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In a large bowl mix 12 oz. of ricotta and 1 egg.

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Add in your Italian seasoning blends and lightly salt and pepper. Mix again.

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Add 12 oz. of Spinach in the cheese combination. Mix well.

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Layer the bottom of your pan with sauce.

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Add your ricotta cheese and spinach to the shells being sure you pack it all the way through the entire shell. I used a cheese spreader to push it down and make neat at the end of shells.

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Layer your pan with the shells accordingly. I was able to get 4 on the bottom and three on top. In between the first layer, I added more sauce and spread evenly and was sure to get all the shells covered in sauce.

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Top with shredded cheese.

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Add more sauce on top.

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Add one cup of water to the bottom of the pot.

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Place your first pan on a trivet. Take a piece of foil and place on top of pan.

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Next, place your other pan on top. Put lid on pot, seal, set to Manual, High Pressure and set your pot for 22 minutes.

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Once your pot beeps do a Quick release. Use your silicone mitts, or other mitts to remove pans. They will be hot, so be careful.

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Let cool for 5 minutes and top with remaining sauce that is warm.

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Sprinkle more shredded cheese on top and enjoy!

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  • 30
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

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Adjust Servings:
1 box- 8 oz. Manicotti shells
1 16 oz. jar Jarred Sauce of Choice I used a marinara with fresh whole garlic cloves in it
12 oz. Ricotta cheese
1 Egg
12 oz. Spinach Frozen chopped is fine
Shredded Italian blend cheese To your own preference.
Salt and Pepper to taste
Italian seasoning to taste
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