6-Cheese Manicotti

Ingredients

How to Prepare

   Ricotta (2 lbs. – strained)

   Mascarpone cheese (2 tbsp.)

   Parmesan cheese (½ cup)

   Romano cheese (½ cup)

   Fontina cheese (½ cup –shredded)

   Mozzarella cheese (½ cup – shredded)

   Sauce (1 ½ qt.)

   Freshly ground black pepper

  Salt (1 tsp.)

   Eggs (4 – whisked)

   Parsley (¼ cup – chopped – fresh)

   Nutmeg (¼ tsp.)

   Vito & Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil (¼ cup)

   Cooking Italian with Joe’s Italian Crepes or       Manicotti shells

    

Steps:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix the ricotta, eggs, mascarpone cheese, nutmeg, ¼ cup of Vito & Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil, all other remaining cheeses, salt, pepper and parsley. 
    1. Leave a small amount of each cheese for the topping – set aside.
  3.  Blend the ingredients all together with a wooden spoon to make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated. 
  4. In a 13 x 9 baking dish, coat the bottom of the dish with a layer of sauce. 
    1. Enough to cover the entire bottom, but not so the manicotti are drowned in sauce. 
  5. In the center of each crepe, place the filling. a. Roll loosely. 
  6. Put each manicotti in the dish with the seam facing down. 
  7. Cover with additional sauce- coating each manicotti.
  8. In a medium bowl, mix the cheese that was set aside earlier and cover the manicotti with the remaining cheese. 
  9. Loosely cover with foil and cook for 20 minutes. 
  10. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes. 
  11. Broil to finish browning until the cheese is brown and bubble. Enjoy!