Crab & Spinach Manicotti

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"Wonderful blend of crab, spinach and Swiss cheese with fresh dill."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (318.7 g)
  • Calories 416.7
  • Total Fat - 18.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 90.5 mg
  • Sodium - 648.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 41.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.2 g
  • Sugars - 6.9 g
  • Protein - 22.7 g
  • Calcium - 615.9 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cook manicotti according to package directions; drain well and rinse with cold water and drain again; set aside.

Step 2

Melt butter in a medium pot over medium heat.

Step 3

Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Step 4

Whisk together flour and milk until smooth; add to garlic.

Step 5

Continue to cook, stirring often, until sauce is bubbly and has thickened, about 7 minutes.

Step 6

Stir in tomatoes, 1/2 cup of the Swiss cheese, dill, crushed red pepper flakes, salt & pepper.

Step 7

When cheese has melted, remove from heat.

Step 8

To prepare filling, combine crabmeat, cottage cheese, spinach, remaining Swiss cheese, Parmesan and egg in a large bowl; mix well.

Step 9

Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Step 10

Using a teaspoon, carefully spoon filling into each manicotti shell, being careful not to tear them.

Step 11

Place manicotti in baking pan in a single layer.

Step 12

Pour sauce evenly over top.

Step 13

Cover with foil and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

Step 14

Remove from oven, uncover and let cook for 5 minutes before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very good and different from the usual! The fat content in the cheeses I used was different - some higher and some lower -- but in the end I don't think it mattered that much. I had some mixture left over but filled 12 shells. A very good and interesting version of manicotti. Thanks for sharing!

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(23 Oct 2016)