Total TimePrep: 70 min. Bake: 40 min.
- CREPE NOODLES:
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 pounds ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
- Grated Romano cheese, optional
- Place flour in a bowl; whisk in milk, eggs and salt until smooth. Heat a lightly greased 8-in. skillet; pour about 2 tablespoons batter into center of skillet. Spread into a 5-in. circle. Cook over medium heat until set; do not brown or turn. Repeat with remaining batter, making 18 crepes. Stack crepes with waxed paper in between; set aside.
- For filling, combine cheeses, egg and parsley. Spoon 3-4 tablespoons down the center of each crepe; roll up. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Place crepes, seam side down, over sauce; pour remaining sauce over top.
- Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 minutes longer or until heated through. Sprinkle with Romano cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts3 manicotti: 480 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 201mg cholesterol, 1128mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.
Jun 24, 2020
This was excellent and very easy. I hope I can get better at shaping the noodles but it tasted great.
Jun 4, 2020
Excellent! Easy crepe noodles. I'm done with store bought. I used ricotta and a béchamel sauce for the filling (I do the same for lasagna). I did my own marinara sauce. Beautiful, top notch recipe! Thanks for putting this in my new rotation. Keeper!!
Mar 19, 2020
YUMM this was dilish!
Aug 22, 2019
Also added small cubes of mozzarella to filling.
Jan 15, 2019
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Nov 2, 2018
This is a recipe for "Crespelle" which are paper-thin pancakes, the Italian equivalent of France's crêpes, and like the French version, they can be either sweet or savory. The sweet version, which can be served with the topping or filling of your choice: Nutella, dark melted chocolate, fresh fruit such as strawberries or bananas,...whatever you would like...To make this a savory version, you can use any number of fillings; a common one is spinach-and-ricotta, the same filling that would be used in spinach-and-ricotta lasagne or spinach-and-ricotta cannelloni.... the dish now has a certain aura of elegance to it, in the past crespelle were considered poor people's food.
Apr 14, 2018
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Jul 23, 2017
this is an excellent recipe. I use 1/4 cup of crepe batter. I also use half ricotta and half cottage cheese which I whir in a food processor. It just seems to make the filling creamier.
Jan 19, 2016
I love manicotti it's my second favorite Italian food. I had it with the store bought shell's now I want to make the home made ones. I bet it would taste even better. Thank you for having the recipe for the shell's.
Aug 27, 2015
Very good! The kids and I loved it. My only complaint was that the batter for the 'noodles' was kind of thick and I had difficulty getting it to make thin noodles. Maybe I measured something incorrectly. Update: made it again last night and had no trouble with the noodles at all! The little ones loved it, my picky 3 year old even licked his plate!