Manicotti with Ricotta

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recipe by Tenina Holder

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 10mins
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Manicotti or Crespelle depending on which part of Italy you are from, are stuffed crepes. You can use cannelloni shells in place of the crepes.

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recipe updated 8 Jun 2020


  • Mozzarella cheese icon
    Mozzarella cheese
    100g (about ¾)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    50g (about 5¼ tbsp)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    50g (about ½ cup)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed
  • Ricotta cheese icon
    Ricotta cheese
    500g (about 2⅛ cups)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    as needed
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    about ½ unit (68g)
  • Garlic purée icon
    Garlic purée
    3 tsp (16g)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    1 cup (about 1)
  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach
    400g (about 12¾ cups)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    2 pinches
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    2 (40g)
  • Marinara sauce icon
    Marinara sauce
    472ml (2 cups)
  • Cannelloni icon
    6 (125g)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    as needed


  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Baking dish - 2 quart
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blitz - approx 10 sec, speed 10
  4. Transfer half of content of TM5 bowl to medium bowl then set aside
  5. Add red onion, garlic purée, fresh basil and baby spinach to the TM5 bowl
  6. Chop - approx 5 sec, speed 8
  7. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  8. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to large mixing bowl
  9. Add sea salt, black pepper, egg yolk and ricotta cheese to the filling
  10. Mix until well combined
  11. Pre-heat oven - 180°C
  12. Add marinara sauce to a clean baking dish
  13. Add cannelloni to a clean work surface
  14. Divide filling between the cannelloni.
  15. Transfer pasta to baking dish
  16. Drizzle with marinara sauce
  17. Top with parmesan cheese
  18. Garnish with fresh basil
  19. Bake - 35 min, 180°C
  20. Serve
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