Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 1 hr 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. To make the sauce, gently saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat until the onion is translucent, about five minutes.
  3. Add the tomato paste and stir.
  4. Slowly add the water and stir.
  5. Add the seasonings and allow the sauce to simmer while preparing the manicotti and filling.
  6. Manicotti: Bring a large pot of water to the boil, add the olive oil, and drop in the manicotti.
  7. Cook al dente, about 12 minutes.
  8. Drain and refresh under cold running water.
  9. Set aside. Filling: beat the ricotta with the eggs until combined in the large bowl of an electric mixer.
  10. Add the grated cheeses and softened butter, beat until combined.
  11. Add the salt, pepper and basil.
  12. Beat on low just until everything is combined.
  13. Gently fill the cooked manicotti with the cheese mixture and arrange in two greased 9"x13" pans.
  14. Cover the pasta in each pan with half the sauce; sprinkle on additional Parmesan.
  15. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is thoroughly melted and the sauce is bubbling.
Most Helpful

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i didn't enjoy the taste of the sauce with just the tomato paste, so i added a lot more salt, 1/3 cup of white wine, a teaspoon of dried italian seasonings, a tablespoon of sugar, and a five ounce can of tomato puree. this also made it taste a lot less metallic. despite the sauce, the manicotti mix was VERY good. thank you a lot!

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