1 hour 10 minutes
Make this easy cheese manicotti dish at home with tender noodles covered in marinara sauce and filled with a flavorful mix of ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan.
‣ 8 pieces manicotti ‣ 24 ounces marinara sauce, or spaghetti sauce, any flavor, divided ‣ 15 ounces ricotta cheese ‣ 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, plus more for topping ‣ 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese ‣ 2 large eggs ‣ 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, plus more for garnish ‣ 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste ‣ 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, to taste
Start off by preparing the manicotti per package instructions. Drain the water, then set them aside on some parchment paper to cool.
Prepare the filling by mixing together ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, egg, parsley, salt, and pepper.
Fill the manicotti pasta with the cheesy filling. You can do this either with your hands, pastry bag, or any other method that works best for you.
Pour some red sauce into a 9x13 baking dish, covering the bottom. Lay the prepared manicotti on top of the sauce in an even layer.
drizzle the more red sauce on top. Once done, cover with aluminum foil and send it off to bake!