This classic cheese manicotti recipe is rich and flavorful, and always a crowd-pleaser too! It’s simple to put together and perfect for making in advance.
Manicotti noodles Ricotta cheese Parsley Garlic powder Egg Parmesan cheese Marinara sauce Kosher salt & black pepper
Cook the manicotti until al dente. Drain in a colander and rinse the shells with cold water.
Stir together ricotta, parsley, garlic powder, egg, and parmesan in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Spoon half of the marinara sauce onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pipe the cheese mixture into each manicotti shell and place them into the dish.
Pour the remaining sauce over top of the pasta, followed by the shredded mozzarella. Bake for 35 minutes.
While manicotti is an Italian restaurant staple, it’s also incredibly easy to make at home, and it’s versatile enough that it works just as well for a weeknight as it does for a holiday dinner.