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Individual Manicotti Recipe

Make Individual Manicotti with this old barilla manicotti recipe. It’s an easy three cheese manicotti covered with a store bought spaghetti sauce with extra spices and more cheese.

Individual Manicotti
 
Enjoy your romantic celebrations or even just a weeknight dinner with this barilla manicotti recipe.    And trust me it’s just as easy to make and serve these in this individual au gratin baking dishes than a big pan.  But if you wish these can also be made in a 9X13 baking dish. 
 
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Also, we make things easier by using a store bought jar spaghetti sauce but we added a few spices and herbs for extra flavor.  We also like to make and serve this Three Cheese manicotti in individual baking dishes.   We believe it just makes one feel special when everyone has their own little “pan” of cheesy goodness. 
 
TIP:  Did you know that adding a whole carrot or in this case heating up the red sauce with a carrot removes the acidity of the sauce?   So all of you out there that suffer from heartburn from eating an Italian sauce, try this little trick next time.   You will be surprised at how well it works.  But be sure to remove the carrot and dispose of it. 
 

Old barilla Manicotti Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pint of ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 24 ounce jar of pasta sauce
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 8 ounce box of manicotti pasta
  • 1 carrot, optional 
 
Equipment Needed:
 

How to Make Individual Manicotti:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook manicotti shells according to package directions, drain and rinse with cold water
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, mozzarella cheese, ¾  cup of parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, and salt and pepper
  • Heat spaghetti sauce, oregano, basil, and garlic in a small saucepan. *Tip– always cook the sauce for about 30 minutes with a whole carrot to remove some of the acidity of the spaghetti sauce
  • Meanwhile, spoon about 3+ tablespoons of the cheese mixture into the manicotti shells to fill
  • Spoon enough of the spaghetti sauce to cover the bottom of each individual au gratin baking dish
  • Lay 2-3 filled manicotti shells on top of the sauce and cover with additional sauce
  • Sprinkle your Individual Manicotti with parmesan cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes uncovered
 
Individual Manicotti
 
I believe I have mentioned before my love of Italian dishes and rich pasta and this three-cheese manicotti is my absolute favorite.   This recipe for Individual Manicotti would be perfect to make for a romantic dinner at home.  We serve it with an Overloaded Crisp Wedge salad and a loaf of crusty bread paired with a Sangria.

 

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5 from 12 votes

Homemade Manicotti in Individual dishes

Ricotta stuffed manicotti shells, covered in Italian red sauce and  baked in individual baking dishes 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Baked Pasta, individual manicotti, manicotti
Servings: 4
Calories: 514kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook manicotti shells according to package directions, drain and rinse with cold water
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, mozzarella cheese, 3/4 cup of parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, and salt and pepper
  • Heat spaghetti sauce, oregano, basil, and garlic in a small saucepan.
    *Tip- always cook it for about 30 minutes with a whole carrot to remove some of the acidity of the spaghetti sauce
  • Meanwhile, spoon about 3+ tablespoons of the cheese mixture into the manicotti shells to fill
  • Spoon enough of the spaghetti sauce to cover the bottom of each individual au gratin baking dish
  • Lay 2-3 filled manicotti shells on top of the sauce and cover with additional sauce
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes uncovered.

Nutrition

Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3935IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 848mg | Iron: 2mg

Recipe Rating




Rachael

Thursday 2nd of October 2014

I love the idea of making manicotti in individual portions!

Marlys Folly

Thursday 2nd of October 2014

This sounds wonderful and I love that each dish is individual.

Krystal

Wednesday 1st of October 2014

I love that dish too! Looks great.

Stephanie

Wednesday 1st of October 2014

I was dying to try my hand at manicotti. This was amazing!!

Eva

Wednesday 1st of October 2014

What a heavenly dish! Just too delicious!