The Best Manicotti Recipe
Even with a from-scratch sauce, the recipe is fairly simple. And the results are delicious! It will easily rival any restaurant’s manicotti. I make it for dinner guests when I’m looking to impress and it is an awesome dish to take to other families since you can make it ahead of time and even freeze it. Throw in a side of garlic bread or breadsticks and a salad or steamed broccoli and you’re set.
I have made the filling with cottage cheese before instead of ricotta and it still turns out great! But the ricotta does offer a richer flavor and helps the manicotti keep its shape better.
These noodles are perfect for manicotti. Great texture and easy to use. Keep an eye out for Barilla coupons!
Assembling the manicotti is pretty easy too. Just roll them up gently to avoid tearing the noodles.
If I know we won’t eat the full 9×13 pan of it, I split the recipe between two 8×8 pans and freeze one of them.
Recipe from MelsKitchenCafe and America’s Test Kitchen.
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