Christmas Eve Manicotti
Fantasy Gardener and Chef
Ingredients3 h servings 505 cals
- Whisk 4 eggs and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a bowl; gradually whisk flour into eggs, alternating with milk, to make a smooth batter. Whisk melted butter into batter; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
- Pour vegetable oil into a small bowl. Heat a small skillet over medium heat; brush skillet with vegetable oil using a pastry brush. Ladle in enough batter to lightly cover the bottom of the skillet, about 1/4 cup; swirl skillet to cover bottom completely. Cook crepe until it turns lightly golden brown on the bottom; flip and cook until other side has small brown spots. Repeat with remaining batter, brushing the skillet with oil as needed to prevent crepes from sticking; set cooked crepes aside between layers of waxed paper.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Lightly mix spinach, ricotta cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley, green onion, onion powder, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 eggs in a bowl until filling is thoroughly combined.
- Spread 1 cup marinara sauce into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place a crepe onto a work surface and spoon about 3 tablespoons filling, or more as needed, in a line down the center of each crepe. Roll crepe over filling and set into sauce in pan; repeat with remaining crepes and filling, laying filled crepes into pan. Spread remaining marinara sauce over filled crepes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and mozzarella cheese is melted and slightly browned, 20 to 30 minutes.
- Cook's Note:
- The first crepe never comes out right! Don't despair and try again. You can put mozzarella cheese in the filling also; make some with spinach and some without. Add-ins are endless.
Per Serving: 505 calories; 26.4 g fat; 42.1 g carbohydrates; 25.1 g protein; 203 mg cholesterol; 886 mg sodium. Full nutrition
ReviewsRead all reviews 5
This recipe was not bad at all. I made it for a Christmas Eve get-together with my family, and we ate it with baby back ribs. It was not too difficult to make and my family enjoyed it. I used ch...
We thought this was very good. I made half the recipe but used the full amount of spinach which worked out very well. Next time I will sauté’ some onions instead of using the onion powder.
Absolutely amazing! Definitely going in the monthly menu rotation! Thank you for such a great recipe!