Baked Italian Manicotti
Caraluzzi's Recipes

Baked Italian Manicotti

This Italian dish is great served with a warm loaf of Italian Bread. In our family we also serve just one or two manicottis as a starter to accompany the holiday turkey or roast as part of the overall meal.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes


  • 1 Large Baking Dish 3Qt (approx. 13”x 19” x 2”), Aluminum Foil & Unslotted Spatula


  • 2 Packages Caraluzzi’s Fresh Manicotti
  • 1 Jar Caraluzzi’s Marinara Sauce 24oz
  • 4-5 oz Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella about ½ an 8oz bag
  • 2 Tablespoons Shredded Parmesan Cheese 1 tablespoon if its grated
  • Loaf of Italian Bread optional


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pour ½ the jar of marinara sauce in bottom of the dish, spread evenly.
  • Place manicotti in dish splitting it into two rows of 6.
  • Pour the rest of the marinara sauce on top of manicotti to cover them in sauce.
  • Sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top evenly
  • Sprinkle shredded parmesan on top evenly.
  • Cover dish in aluminum foil and put in oven along with foil wrapped Italian Bread (optional). Bake for 35-40 minutes. But set a timer for 25 minutes to remove foil on the dish and let finish for last 10-15 minutes uncovered.
  • Use unslotted spatula to gently place manicotti on plates. The Caraluzzi’s marinara sauce is intentionally a thin sauce, and we suggest using the bread slices to sop up the sauce to enjoy!