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homemade Manicotti
Homemade Manicotti
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Nothing tastes better than homemade Italian food and making your own homemade manicotti is easier than you think.  Try my recipe and impress your friends and family tonight.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian - American
Keyword: homemade manicotti
Servings: 6
Calories: 525 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 32 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Romano cheese grated
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Italian parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 6 fresh pasta sheets
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  1. preheat oven to 350
  2. In a mixing bowl add the all of the ingredients for the filling (reserving half of the shredded mozzarella to use as a topping) mix well until fully blended.
  3. cut each pasta sheet in half to make to (aprox) 6x6 inch squares
  4. place 2 or 3 spoonfuls of the ricotta mixture at one end of the square and roll it into a log (wet the end of the sheet with water to help seal it)*
  5. add a little marinara to the bottom of the baking dish you are using
  6. place each log with the seam side down in a baking dish and repeat until you have used all the pasta sheets and ricotta. I made 12 from this mix
  7. after you placed all the manicotti in your baking dish, cover with marinara and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and top with shredded mozzarella and bake for 5 more minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  9. Allow manicotti to rest for 5 minutes before serving so the cheese has a chance to set up well.
  10. Serve with a tossed salad and garlic bread and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*if the manicotti does not seem full at each end use a spoon to finish filling the ends.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Manicotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 525 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 1211mg 50%
Potassium 681mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 30.3%
Vitamin C 11.4%
Calcium 52.6%
Iron 20.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.