I have to say that these are a bit more time consuming than just using manicotti pasta shells, but the extra time spent making these is well worth the effort! I have even added into the filling, a 10-ounce box of spinach that has been thawed and cooked in the microwave in 1/4 cup water for 5-6 minutes, then hand squeezed very dry, but that is only optional the filling is wonderful even without the spinach, if you decide to add in the spinach, then omit the fresh or dryed parsley. To save time make the crepes up to a day ahead, cover and refrigerate or you can freeze them for up to 1 month. Use you own favorite pasta sauce for this. You should get anywhere from 8-9 manicotti crepes with the amounts listed, I would strongly suggest to double the complete recipe!