Streamlined Manicotti
70 mins (prep 20, cooking 50)
13 ingredients
4-6 servings
This is from the January & February edition of Cook's Illustrated magazine. I knew as soon as I saw this recipe I had to make it...what a simple and easy way to make manicotti, even with a homemade sauce!! I love manicotti, but I just hate stuffing the shells!! Since this doesn't use manicotti shells, there's no messy stuffing involved, just rolling the cheese mixture in the lasagna noodles, which really cut down on my frustration factor in making manicotti. The original recipe calls for diced tomatoes to be pulsed in a food processor, but since I don't have one, I just bought crushed tomatoes and they seemed to work fine for me. I also used less salt than the recipe calls for, but that's just our personal preference. Hope you enjoy!

Categories:  pasta,-rice-and-grains , beginner-cook , easy , lasagna , main-dish , <-4-hours , pasta , manicotti , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (142.24 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 235.93 Calories from Fat 66.87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.43g 45.7%
Saturated Fat 1.03g 20.55%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 21.29mg 28.39%
Sodium 880.34mg 146.72%
Total Carbohydrate 4.99g 6.65%
Dietary Fiber 2.42 g 38.75%
Sugars 2.0 g %
Protein 37.68g 301.4%
Vitamin A 1045.05IU% Vitamin C 11.84mg%
Calcium 1139.4mg% Iron 0.56mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
crushed tomatoes, medium garlic cloves, chopped fresh basil leaves, table salt, part-skim ricotta cheese, grated parmesan cheese, large eggs, table salt, chopped fresh parsley leaves, chopped fresh basil leaves, no-boil lasagna noodles