air fryer manicotti

air fryer manicotti Have you ever had the desire for an opulent Italian dinner yet been reluctant to spend hours standing over the stove? With this delectable Air Fryer Manicotti dish, your dreams have come true!

This is a hassle-free, quick, and easy way to make traditional manicotti. Prepare yourself for a tasty dish that combines a rich tomato sauce with lots of cheese—it’s so excellent that it will have everyone clamouring for dinner! Additionally, because less oil is used than with most other methods, cooking meals at home with an air fryer is healthier. So give this delicious recipe a try and relish the delicious flavours and scents coming from your kitchen!

Spend 20 minutes preparing

Cooking Time: fifteen minutes

Thirty-five minutes total

Eight servings are available.

Recipe By: Forktospoon


Ingredients for air fryer manicotti:

FILLING Manicotti:

  • 15 ounces of ricotta cheese
  • One 10-oz box of frozen spinach that has been cut, thawed, and squeezed
  • One medium onion, finely sliced
  • One big egg
  • Two minced garlic cloves
  • One tsp of Italian spice
  • One-eight freshly grated nutmeg
  • One-half teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, or according to taste

For the Stuffed Manicotti:

  • Divide two cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • One cup of grated Parmesan cheese, split
  • Manicotti shells, 8 ounces
  • Four cups marinara sauce plus extra to serve


Instructions for air fryer manicotti:

  1. Cook the Manicotti Pasta: Boil a large pot of salted water and cook the manicotti pasta tubes until they are al dente, following the directions on the package. After draining, put the pasta aside to cool somewhat.
  2. Get the Filling Ready: Ricotta cheese, spinach, sliced onions, minced garlic (or garlic powder), ground nutmeg, egg, Kosher salt, and black pepper should all be combined in a mixing dish. Stir in 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese slowly. Until the filling is equally blended, thoroughly mix all ingredients.
  3. load the Manicotti: Using a spoon or piping bag, carefully load the cooked manicotti pasta tubes with the prepared filling mixture. To make sure the tubes are filled equally, gently press the filler inside of them.
  4. Set the Air Fryer’s Temperature to 320°F for three to five minutes.
  5. Place the Stuffed Manicotti in Order: Cover the bottom of the casserole dish with about 1 cup of the marinara sauce. To ensure that hot air circulates throughout the baking dish, the dish should be marginally smaller than the air fryer basket. Combine the leftover sauce and marinara with the stuffed manicotti.
  6. Air Fry the Manicotti: Cook the stuffed manicotti for 10 to 15 minutes at 320 degrees Fahrenheit, or until they are well heated and the filling is melted and hot. Depending on the model of your air fryer, frying times may change, so pay attention to them to prevent overcooking.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese on top of the manicotti just before it’s done.
  8. Warm the Marinara Sauce: In a separate skillet over low heat, reheat extra marinara sauce while the manicotti are air-frying. You can also do this in the microwave.
  9. Serve: Take the manicotti out of the air fryer and serve them hot after they are finished. Drizzle with the heated marinara sauce or serve it separately.
  10. Garnish (Optional): Before serving, top the air-fried manicotti with more grated Parmesan cheese and finely chopped fresh parsley.


Nourishment Facts:
One serving is provided.374 kcal of calories 34g of carbohydrates 25g of protein 16g of fat Ten grams of saturated fat1g of polyunsaturated fat 4g of monounsaturated fat Trans Fat: 0.003 g 77 mg of cholesterol 1182 milligrams of sodium 677 milligrams of potassium 4g of fibre 7g of sugar 5194 IU of vitamin A Twelve milligrams of vitamin C 55 9 mg of calcium Iron: 3 milligrams


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