Baked Mannicotti Recipe

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Baked Mannicotti

kathleen ralston

By
@innerlife

This is the best mannicotti recipe I have ever found. I no longer remember where it came from but I like it because you make the mannicotti yourself and it tastes so much better - but is a bit of work. I change it only by adding meat to the sauce, but you can make it without the meat also.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

SAUCE

1/3 cup olive oil
1 and 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 can (2 lb, 3 oz) italian tomatoes, undrained
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
2 tbs chopped parsley
1 tbs salt
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/4 tsp pepper
optional - l lb ground beef
1 tso dried basil leaves

MANNICOTTI

6 eggs, at room temperature
1 and 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt

FILLING

2 lbs ricotta cheese
8 oz mozzarella cheese, diced
1/3 cup grated parmesan chaeese
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbs chopped parsley

TOPPING

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make the sauce, brown the meat (if using meat) and saute onion and garlic 5 minutes in large pan.
2
Mix in the rest of the sauce ingredients plus 1 and 1/2 cups water, mashing tomatoes with fork.
3
Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer mixture, covered and stirring occasionally, 1 hour.
4
Make the mannicotti: In a medium bowl, combine 6 eggs, the flour, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 and 1/2 cups water. With electric mixer, beat just until smooth. Let stand 1/2 hour or longer.
5
Slowly heat an 8-in skillet. Pour in 3 tbs batter, rotating the skillet quickly to spread the batter evenly over bottom. Cook over medium heat until the top is dry but bottom is not brown.
6
Turn out on a wire rack to cool. Continue cooking until all the batter is used. As the mannicotti cools, stack with waxed paper between them.
7
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
8
Make the filling: In large bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella, 1/3 cup Parmesan, the eggs, salt, pepper and parsley. Beat with a wooden spoon to blend well.
9
Spread about 1/4 cup filling down the center of each mannicotti, and roll up.
10
Spoon 1 and 1/2 cups sauce into each of two 12 by 8 by 2 inch baking dishes. Place 8 rolled mannicotti seam side down, in a single layer. Top with 5 more.
11
Cover with 1 cup of sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
12
Bake, uncovered, 1/2 hour, or until bubbly.