Looking for something to serve alongside baked manicotti? Check out this collection of 20 side dishes to find the perfect pairing for a delicious meal.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the large manicotti tubes that you stuff with creamy ricotta cheese, cover with pasta sauce in a baking dish, and finish in the oven.
A dish of stuffed manicotti shells is the ultimate indulgence.
But did you know that authentic Italian manicotti uses a delicate crêpe as a little sleeve to hold the cheese filling?
The thin shells allow the flavors of the tomato sauce and seasoned ricotta to shine through and the experience is sublime!
The crêpes can be made with eggs, flour, and water or milk. I use milk instead of water for my recipe for homemade manicotti.
Although it’s not difficult to make this traditional Italian recipe (you don’t even need a piping bag!), it can be time-consuming.
Give it a try though - once you’ve had it this way, you might be spoiled forever!
Below you’ll find simple side dishes to complement this exquisite Italian family meal, whether you’re making it for special occasions or a quiet dinner at home.
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