homemade manicotti

Homemade Northern Italian Manicotti

Homemade Northern Italian Manicotti is Way Better than it’s Southern Italian cousin.  Here’s the difference.  Let’s walk through the steps.

INGREDIENTS -Homemade Northern Italian Manicotti

4 manicotti tubes or Elizabeth’s Homemade Crepes 
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup of homemade ricotta
1 beaten large egg
2 teaspoons flat leaf Italian parsley chopped
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pinch of salt


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. (F) Coat the bottom of a square baking dish with 1/4 – 1/3 cup of your favorite tomato sauce.  Combine ricotta and parmesan cheeses with the beaten egg, pepper, nutmeg and parsley.  Spoon mixture onto one side of the crepe and carefully roll up.  Place the manicotti in the glass dish with the seam side down.  When finished, spoon a bit more sauce on top of the manicotti crepes or tubes, cover all with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella and bake for 30 minutes.   Top with fresh Parmesan cheese before serving.  If you want a summer dish instead try THIS

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