Pumpkin Stuffed Manicotti

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I’m basic. I like Gilmore Girls, Starbucks, The Twilight Saga, fuzzy slippers, cookie scented candles, and all things autumn.

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I am confused as to why so many females out there are denying their inner basic babe.

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What’s to be ashamed of? Being basic makes it socially acceptable to have pumpkin everything.

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Pumpkin is not overrated, I don’t care what you say. You can put it in, on, under just about any food or beverage and it’s a fallgasm in your mouth.

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It’s time, ladies. Embrace the beauty of the basic.

Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) Serves: 3


  • 1 package of manicotti noodles
  • 1 can of pureed pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste
  • Arugula, for serving
  • Basil, for serving

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook manicotti according to package directions, drain & let cool
  • In a small bowl, combine pumpkin + parmesan + nutmeg + S+P
  • Stuff pumpkin into manicotti and place into greased baking dish
  • Sprinkle all manicotti with S+P + mozzarella
  • Drizzle with olive oil
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted
  • Serve over a bed of arugula & top with fresh basil

8 thoughts on “Pumpkin Stuffed Manicotti

  1. goodfoodmarsh says:

    Absolutely adore your writing style. It’s like you’re legit reading my mind sometimes.. I’m a self confessed basic ‘babe’ (loving you’re politeness, btw) & personally cannot wait to unashamedly embrace the pumpkin. Haters gon’ hate!


    • Rachel says:

      Your comments have made my whole day! What a doll, you are. I haven’t let my blog/instagram worlds collide yet, but I do believe you’ve given me the confident boost I need to do so! Do you have one? I’d love to follow on my personal account until I get another up & running! Thank you for your words!


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