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Manicotti Recipes

Manicotti Recipes

  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Meal
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

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Pasta Ingredients:
3 eggs
1 cup flour
1 1/4 cup water
pinch of salt

Filling Ingredients: 
1 cup ricotta
1/4 cup parmesan
1 egg
4 oz deli ham, cut into small pieces
4 oz mozzarella cubed into small pieces
2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley

Red Sauce: 
3 cups of your favorite red sauce

Béchamel Ingredients:
2 cups milk (2% or whole)
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup grated parmesan
salt and pepper to taste


Instructions

  1. Filling: In a bowl mix ham, mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, parsley, 1 egg, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Pasta: Whisk together, flour, egg, salt and water. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Béchamel sauce: Heat up milk in a saucepan with the bay leaf.  Add the butter and whisk. Add the flour and continue to whisk while bringing the mixture to a boil. Once the mixture is thick like a gravy and smooth whisk in the parmesan. Season with salt and pepper and 1 tsp of nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. Pasta: Heat a non-stick 8″ skillet, add about 3 tablespoons of the pasta batter and swirl to cover the bottom like a pancake. Turn out onto parchment paper and continue to make the rest of the pasta.
  5. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Pour a little red sauce and béchamel over the bottom of the baking dish, set aside.
  7. Place 2 tablespoons of the filling into the pasta and seal up, placing each one seam side down into the baking dish.
  8. Pour the remaining red sauce and béchamel over the top. Sprinkle with parmesan.
  9. Bake until heated and dish is bubbling (about 20 min).
  10. Garnish with remaining parsley.

Keywords: Manicotti