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Susan's Manicotti

Another of my mother's recipes from Feast, A Tribal Cookbook, this dish can be made for lots of people, and with lots of people helping mix the filling and stuff the shells. It's what my mom makes for parties and potlucks. I've altered her recipe slightly, but I think it's still just as delicious."--Sarah Carey

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 1 hour
  • servings: 6
Photography: Bryan Gardner

Ingredients

  • 3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups (6 ounces) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 18 manicotti shells
  • 1 recipe Susan's Tomato Sauce or 1 32-ounce jar marinara sauce

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Step 2

    In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella, 1/2 cup Parmesan, egg, sugar and parsley; season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  3. Step 3

    Spread half the marinara in the bottom of a 9-by-13 inch baking dish. Fill each shell with ricotta mixture and arrange in an even layer in dish. Top with remaining 2 cups marinara. Cover with foil and bake until sauce is bubbling and shells are tender, about 40 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Sprinkle remaining Parmesan over top, return to oven, and bake until cheese is browned in spots, about 10 minutes.

Source
Everyday Food

Reviews (4)

  • 12 Dec, 2013

    I'm now not sure the place you are getting your information, but good topic. I must spend a while finding out more or understanding more. Thank you for fantastic information I used to be searching for this info for my mission. Bandar Bola

  • 25 May, 2013

    I cut the sugar down to 2 T when I made it and it was too sweet for us. I will cut sugar down to 1 t. and will increase the salt in the sauce and the filling. Otherwise it was a good recipe and will make again.

  • 19 May, 2013

    Sarah mentions she cut the sugar in her Mom's original recipe, so I was surprised when my kids complained this version was sweet. Will try it again halving the sugar.

  • 19 May, 2013

    Sarah mentions she cut the sugar in her Mom's original recipe, so I was surprised when my kids complained this version was sweet. Will try it again halving the sugar.