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Manicotti Alla Romana

  • Non Veg
  • 1 hr 50 mins
  • Serves 7
  • Medium



One of the dishes that truly represent everything that is heavenly about Italian cuisine! The subtle flavors, the spices, the sauces as well as the rich meat are all the highlights of this dish. All of these elements combine flawlessly in this cheese filled manicotti dish that is as pleasing aesthetically as it’s scrumptious to eat.

The best part is that despite being seemingly like an intricate dish to eat, Manicotti Alla Romana is both simple to prepare and is made up of basic ingredients. It won’t be a hassle to prepare it at your home. More than that, it’s the kind of dish that can fit every occasion perfectly. Whether it’s being prepared for a casual dinner party or a birthday party…it can suit each setting perfectly.

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to prepare this dish as well as the proper instructions to execute this dish properly.

Health benefits:

  • The Manicotti Alla Roma is beneficial for women in the early phase of their pregnancies.
  • It is full of Vitamin A, C, K and B6.

It also has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

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How to Make Manicotti Alla Romana

  • Make sure that you heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Properly sauté the onions until golden brown.
  • Add garlic and sauté for a minute and then mix ground beef.
  • Cook all these until you get a nice crispy texture on all them.
  • Begin cooking spinach.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil.
  • Add manicotti shells and parboil until you feel they’ve gotten tender.
  • Drain and cover them with cold water in order to prevent the shells from cracking.
  • Add the cooked spinach and ricotta cheese to the ground beef mixture.
  • When the mixture has cooled, add beaten eggs.
  • Spread ¼ cup of spaghetti sauce under the baking dish.
  • Drain the manicotti shells and stuff each one with the meat mixture.
  • Place the shells in a separate dish.
  • Cover the dish with plastic wrap.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  • Prepare the white sauce by melting butter in a pan.
  • Add flour and chicken bouillon and cook the mixture until it comes to boil.
  • Keep stirring and then add parsley when you get the right thickness.
  • Pour this mixture over the stuffed shells.
  • Add the basil to the remaining sauce.
  • Mix the spaghetti sauce with the white sauce.
  • Cover it all and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Now bake uncovered for 110 more minutes.
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