Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

This recipe is from the "Sopranos Family Cookbook" and this recipe is the best thing I've found so far. The description for making the crepes and assembling everything makes it so easy. You can use any Marinara Sauce or Sunday Gravy recipe that you know and love.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the crepes: in a large bowl, whisk together the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a 6 inch skillet over medium het.
  4. Brush the pan lightly with oil.
  5. Holding the pan in one hand, spoon in about 1/3 cup of the crepe batter and immediately rotate and tilt the pan to completely cover the bottom.
  6. Pour any excess batter back into the bowl.
  7. Cook the crepe for one minute, or until the edges turn brown and begin to lift away from the pan.
  8. With your fingers, flip the crepe over, and cook for 30 seconds more, or until spotted with brown on the other side.
  9. Slide the cooked crepe onto a plate.
  10. Cover with a piece of wax paper.
  11. Repeat with the remaining batter, stacking the crepes and separating each one with a piece of wax paper (The crepes can be made up to 2 days ahead. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until ready to use).
  12. Turn the oven to 350.
  13. To make the filling: stir all the filling ingredients together in a large bowl.
  14. Then, to assemble: Spoon a thin layer of the marinara sauce into a 13x9x2 inch baking dish.
  15. Place about 1/4 cup of the filling lengthwise down the center of a crepe, roll it up, and place it seam side down in the dish.
  16. Continue with the remaining crepes and filling, placing them close together.
  17. Spoon on the remaining sauce.
  18. Sprinkle with the cheese.
  19. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling and the manicotti are heated through.
  20. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

This was so simple. The crepes were very easy to make. The filling, simple. It all came together nicely. I made the Manicotti with Mirj's Challah ( recipe 17298) and a tomatoe feta salad. Very good dinner. Thanks to all for the recipes!

BarbaraK May 25, 2003

I loved this recipe! The crepes were so easy to make and I made them in the am and then stuffed later in the afternoon.I finished the dish except for the cheese topping and then put them back in the fridge for a couple more hours. The manicotti just melted in my mouth. Also I topped with fresh parm and a little smoked mozzerela, this added a great taste dimension. I can't wait to make this for friends.

Mom2girls May 07, 2003

Excellent crepe recipe! So much lighter and more tender than standard pasta manicotti. Don't overjazz the sauce. Stick with fresh herbs and fresh tomatoes (this time of year). You really want to taste the crepes and cheese.

EverydayGourmet August 26, 2011

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