Momma's Manicotti

Valerie Kennon

By
@msval

I grew up in a family of good cooks, my grandmother was the best! I had to watch because nothing was written down! My pasta dishes honor my Grandmother Marchesani. This one is easy and oh so good!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

1 Hr 15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3
eggs
3/4 c
flour (all-purpose)
3/4 c
water

FOR THE FILLING

16 oz
ricotta cheese
8 oz
mozzarella cheese
1/2 c
parmesan / romano cheese
1
egg
dash
salt
3 Tbsp
parsley flakes
pinch
nutmeg
24 oz
tomato sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make the pasta: Combine the 3 three eggs, flour and water in a blender, mix until smooth. Let sit for 10 - 15 minutes. It will be thick but pourable!
2
While the pasta "batter" rests. Mix the filling ingredients, making sure to mix well. Hint: the pinch of nutmeg will make cheese flavor really stand out.
3
Making the "shells"
OVER MEDIUM HEAT, IN A SMALL NON-STICK FRY PAN, (6") ADD ABOUT 3 TBSP. OF BATTER, YOU WANT TO HAVE A THIN LAYER TO COVER PAN BOTTOM. (ROTATE PAN AFTER ADDING BATTER.) IT'S LIKE MAKING THIN CREPES. A FEW SECONDS ON EACH SIDE AND TURN OUT TO RACK TO COOL. CONTINUE UNTIL ALL BATTER IS USED. COOL ON WIRE RACK. PLACE PASTA CIRCLE ON FLAT SURFACE, AND FILL WITH CHEESE ABOUT 1/4 CUP PER MANICOTTI.
4
IN A 8 ''X 12'' BAKING DISH, POUR ABOUT 1 TO 1 1/4 CUP SAUCE, PLACE STUFFED MANICOTTI SIDE BY SIDE. TOP WITH ADDITIONAL SAUCE, SPRINKLE WITH GRATED CHEESE AND BAKE AT 350 DEGREES , UNCOVERED, FOR 1/2 HOUR OR UNTIL SAUCE IS BUBBLING.



MANICOTTI FREEZE WELL (WITHOUT SAUCE, JUST FREEZE ON COOKIE SHEET THEN PLACE IN FREEZER BAG.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #cheese