A super delicious three cheese Manicotti that made my Italian wife jump for joy!
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 recipe pasta rolled into sheets
- 4 cups favorite Marinara Sauce homemade or store bought
- 32 oz fresh whole milk ricotta
- 8 oz grated mozzarella
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano plus extra to sprinkle on top
- 1/3 cup freshly minced parsley
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
The first thing that you have to do to make Manicotti is to make the pasta. Traditional manicotti uses a crepe, but we like to form tubes from pasta sheets. To make sheet pasta follow the recipe here.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once you have the pasta made, it is time to make the filling. In a large bowl combine the ricotta, eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Mozzarella, parsley, salt and pepper.
Place the cheese mixture into a zip-top bag and seal. Then cut the corner of the bag about 2/3rds of an inch up.
Lay the sheet pasta out onto prep surface. Then cut the pasta into 4-5 inch inch pieces.
Using the zip-top bag as a pastry bag, squeeze a cylinder of the cheese filling down the sheet about 1 inch from the edge.
Once you have a cylinder of cheese on the pasta, wet the far edge of the pasta with a little water. Then gently roll the pasta around the cylinder of cheese forming tubes. Make sure to roll the pasta all the way to the edge. The water will seal the pasta making a tube.
Cover the bottom of a baking dish with sauce and then arrange the Manicotti in a single layer in the baking dish. Then gently spoon a little more sauce over the top of each Manicotti.
Cover the dish with foil and then bake for 20-30 minutes or until the the filling is hot and the sauce is bubbly.
Then it is time to eat!