Yummy!! This was excellent!!
I made this for Easter dinner since it was just the two of us. Great meal! I thought I had manicotti but ended up making crepes. Turned out wonderful. I cut the recipe back for five and it made four stuffed manicotti. It is very filling so have two left over. Served it with Antipasto as an appetizer and Chocolate Chip Cannoli Filling (W/Kahlua & Creme De Cacao) for dessert.
I almost regret making this for a social function a few months ago, because I got a request to make it AGAIN for a BIGGER function (you know crab isn't all that cheap either!). Everyone raved over this dish. It is wonderful. The good thing is that it seems to yield more than I need, so I can freeze the rest of the filling and serve for my family. Great recipe!
Wonderful dish--but definitely takes a bit more time to prepare. I'd make it again for sure but only on weekends or for company since it took so long to get on the table. Otherwise, great flavor! On a side note... be careful with the parmesan sauce as it tends to cool and thicken very quickly. I would recommend stuffing the shells first and then making the sauce.
Thank you Kittencal for yet aNOTHER phenominal recipe! This was time consuming...HOWEVER..it was so super that I just have to keep it!!! I made it for a Sunday night dinner with fresh claw meat. It was spectacular. I would love to make this for company! Thank you for sharing another yummy dish! You're the best! xo LA :-)
Made for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. Used ony 1/2 the spinach called for in the recipe and that was enough for us. Thanks for a great recipe.
WOW.........finally made this Friday nite and it was SUCH a hit..........I used claw crab meat in the can per my local fish monger..........and I doubled it ......I added a splash of Chardonnay to the sauce......and garlic powder and I did use Frank's hot sauce.....but just a few splashes and then I used crushed red pepper flakes to add a bit more spice and well some cayenne pepper just because....:)......I also double the amount of cheese and added pecorino romano in with the parmesan....yummmmm.......I also added a little roasted garlic to the crab mixture from leftovers of the garlic I used in my roasted garlic italian bread.......this was a great recipe ....thanks so much Kittencal.....it is definitely a keeper and my honey and I loved it......(plus all his poker buddies the next nite.....)
Very good recipe, took awhile to make but well worth the effort and wait. I made this with the full amount of spinach, which was slightly overwhelming, going to try it at 3/4 the amount of spinach next time. But this recipe was a great change to the normal manicotti recipe i've always made. My only real complaint was the parmesan sauce,it was good... it just was kinda overwhelming in my opinion. Next time i make this i'm going to try it with red sauce, and like one of the other reviewers said, use the parm sauce as a drizzle. Red sauce might not go as well but it's worth a shot.