Total TimePrep: 70 min. Bake: 40 min.
This was excellent and very easy. I hope I can get better at shaping the noodles but it tasted great.
Excellent! Easy crepe noodles. I'm done with store bought. I used ricotta and a béchamel sauce for the filling (I do the same for lasagna). I did my own marinara sauce. Beautiful, top notch recipe! Thanks for putting this in my new rotation. Keeper!!
YUMM this was dilish!
Also added small cubes of mozzarella to filling.
This is a recipe for "Crespelle" which are paper-thin pancakes, the Italian equivalent of France's crêpes, and like the French version, they can be either sweet or savory. The sweet version, which can be served with the topping or filling of your choice: Nutella, dark melted chocolate, fresh fruit such as strawberries or bananas,...whatever you would like...To make this a savory version, you can use any number of fillings; a common one is spinach-and-ricotta, the same filling that would be used in spinach-and-ricotta lasagne or spinach-and-ricotta cannelloni.... the dish now has a certain aura of elegance to it, in the past crespelle were considered poor people's food.
this is an excellent recipe. I use 1/4 cup of crepe batter. I also use half ricotta and half cottage cheese which I whir in a food processor. It just seems to make the filling creamier.
I love manicotti it's my second favorite Italian food. I had it with the store bought shell's now I want to make the home made ones. I bet it would taste even better. Thank you for having the recipe for the shell's.
Very good! The kids and I loved it. My only complaint was that the batter for the 'noodles' was kind of thick and I had difficulty getting it to make thin noodles. Maybe I measured something incorrectly. Update: made it again last night and had no trouble with the noodles at all! The little ones loved it, my picky 3 year old even licked his plate!
I was worried that making the crepes would be a pain, but they cooked so fast that it was no problem. Much less of a pain than having to roll out pasta dough! The batter did seem a little thick because I expected it to be more like making crepes, I was tempted to thin it but I didn't and they turned out perfectly. I added bacon, sauteed mushrooms, and lemon thyme to my ricotta mixture. Delicious!!
This recipe is so reminiscent of my great Aunt's manicotti.. watching her & my mom standing over a griddle making the noodle crepes .I had not made them in years but enjoyed teaching my daughter how to do so..not only a great recipe but a wonderful walk down memory lane for me!