About this recipe
This is another Italian recipe that appears more complex than it really is. Plus, it is foolproof and can be prepared in advance. In my opinion, it is a very easy way to please and impress your family and your guests.
Fresh manicotti is a very special treat. Start with a 2 egg recipe of Pasta Dough, roll out the dough and cut it into twelve 5-inch squares, cook in boiling salted water for exactly 4 minutes, and then immerse the pasta squares in an ice bath. The squares will expand, so trim to 7-inch squares if necessary. Fill each square with one-third cup of the ricotta cheese filling. Roll and place in a casserole seam side down.
Manicotti casserole ready to be covered and baked.
Posted: March 2014; pictures added: August 2015.