Spicy Manicotti

Spicy Manicotti
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Bake 375°F 45 mins


  • 4 cups Spicy Tomato Sauce (www.familycircle.com) OR: bottled marinara sauce
  • 1 container (15 ounces) regular or part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons packaged seasoned bread crumbs
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 12 no-boil lasagna noodles (from 8-ounce package)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella (8 ounces)

Make It

1. Bring large pot of water to boiling. Spread 3/4 cup Spicy Tomato Sauce in 12 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish or other 2-quart casserole.

2. Combine ricotta, basil, oregano, Parmesan, egg, crumbs and nutmeg in large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes.

3. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

4. Once water boils, remove pot from heat. Working with 4 noodles at a time, drop in water; let stand 1 to 2 minutes to soften. Use tongs to transfer 1 noodle to cutting board or work surface. Spread noodle with 3 tablespoons cheese mixture; roll up to enclose filling. Place, seam side down, in sauce-lined baking dish. Repeat with remaining softened noodles. Place 4 more noodles in pot. Fill with cheese mixture. Continue, using up all noodles and cheese mixture. Top with remaining tomato sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Cover with lightly greased foil, greased side down.

5. To freeze unbaked manicotti, cover with waxed paper, then foil. Refrigerate until cold. Label. Freeze.

6. Bake, covered, in 375 degrees F oven 30 minutes. Uncover. Bake 15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 546, Fat, total (g): 27, chol. (mg): 123, sat. fat (g): 15, carb. (g): 47, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 30, sodium (mg): 1038, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.