Crab-Stuffed Manicotti

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 13, 2023
I love pasta, and my husband loves seafood. I combined them to create this dish, and he raved that it's the best meal ever. —Sonya Polfliet, Anza, California
Crab-Stuffed Manicotti Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Minced fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook the manicotti shells according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese.
  2. In a small bowl, combine crab, ricotta, mozzarella, lemon pepper, pepper and garlic powder. Stuff shells with the crab mixture. Spread 1/4 cup sauce in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with stuffed manicotti. Pour the remaining sauce over top.
  3. Bake, covered, for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley and, if desired, additional grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

2 shells: 359 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 793mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 fat-free milk.