Outstanding manicotti dish that will have you eating until you're ready to pop!



Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 10 mins
15 mins
1 hr 40 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook manicotti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Place chicken and bay leaf into a saucepan and pour in enough water to cover; bring to a boil, cover saucepan, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes. Remove chicken from saucepan and place on a work surface to cool. Discard cooking water, skin, and bones. Finely chop chicken.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms, 1/3 cup chopped onion, salt, basil, thyme, and paprika until mushrooms are tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and cool.

  • Mix mushroom mixture, eggs, Parmesan cheese, and chicken together in a bowl.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12x7-inch baking dish.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir 1/4 cup chopped onion until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir flour into onion until dissolved; add milk. Cook and stir mixture until sauce is bubbling and thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir wine into sauce; add mozzarella cheese and stir until cheese is melted.

  • Stuff the cooked manicotti with chicken mixture and arrange filled pasta in the prepared baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over pasta. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

416 calories; protein 35.8g 72% DV; carbohydrates 27.8g 9% DV; fat 17g 26% DV; cholesterol 139.6mg 47% DV; sodium 439.5mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
Made exactly as recipe states. Took a very long time and it’s a lot of work. Definitely not worth the effort. First of all, the filling and sauce is only for eight or less Manicotti shells. There were 14 shells in my 8 oz pkg. If you were going to go through all that work, you might as well double the filling and the sauce and make two trays. The filling was good, but the sauce lacked something. It was rather bland. Very unlikely I will make this again. Read More