If you’ve been searching for a hearty Italian meal that’s sure to please, look no further than this Maggiano’s Chicken and Spinach Manicotti Copycat. This delicious dish combines the flavors of a classic Italian dish with creamy ricotta, nutty parmesan, and crunchy spinach to create a winning combo.

Packed with flavor and oozing with cheese—this dish has it all. And the best part is, it’s surprisingly easy to make. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be serving up Italian comfort food in no time.


  • 1 box of manicotti shells
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups tomato sauce


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Cook manicotti shells according to package directions; drain and cool.

3. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, tomatoes, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until fully combined.

4. Spoon the mixture into the manicotti shells. Place the filled shells in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.

5. Pour tomato sauce over the top and spread evenly. Cover with aluminum foil.

6. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and bake an additional 15 minutes.

7. Serve hot.

This Maggiano’s chicken and spinach manicotti copycat is sure to be a hit with your family. Its creaminess and crunch is perfect for any night of the week. Plus, the unique combination of ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan and spinach makes it a beautifully flavorful dish. With a few simple ingredients and some easy steps, you can have your own Italian-style feast in no time.

If you’re looking for other Italian dishes with a unique twist, try these baked ziti with Italian sausage and ricotta, or these quinoa stuffed peppers. No matter which flavor you choose, you’re guaranteed a delicious meal that the whole family will love. Buon appetito!