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manicotti on a plate with cheese and basil on top

Homemade Manicotti

  • Author: anne
  • Prep Time: 50
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


Homemade manicotti is made with homemade crepes that are filled with creamy and rich ricotta cheese, vegetables then topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.



Pre-heat the oven to 350

For the Crepes


  • 6 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons diced onions
  • 1/2 bell pepper chopped
  • 8 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups of your favorite marinara sauce
  • 4 ounces (or more or less of grated mozzarella cheese)


Crepe Instructions

  1. Whisk the eggs and milk together, then stir in the flour and melted butter
  2. Refrigerate for 20 minutes which will allow batter to become thick
  3. Now it’s time to make the filling while batter is in refrigerator jump to the next heading
  4. Heat an 8 inch skillet over medium heat and coat with olive oil
  5. Pour 2 tablespoons of  batter into skillet and swirl the batter around the pan to cover evenly and cook for about 1 minute and flip cook one minute more
  6. Stack the cooked crepes on a plate


  1. Cook the mushrooms, onions, garlic and peppers until they begin to soften, and set them aside in a bowl
  2. Cook the spinach briefly in a sauté pan until it wilts and drain it
  3. Add the spinach to the  bowl with the vegetables and set aside to cool, and finish making the crepes
  4. Mix together the eggs, ricotta and Parmesan and then combine it with the vegetable filling

Fill the Crepes

  1. Fill each crepe with ¼ cup of filling and roll up
  2. Cover the bottom of an oven proof baking dish with sauce and place each filled crepe into the dish
  3. Top with more sauce, cover and bake for 30 minutes, uncover and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake for 10 minutes more or until cheese has melted


Nutrition information is provided by Nutrifox,  an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only.  Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Homemade manicotti, manicotti