Thermomix Manicotti with Ricotta

by Tenina Holder
posted 19 Aug, 2019 (last updated 08 Jun, 2020)
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  • Total Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 10mins
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Manicotti is the American sister of cannelloni; thin tubes of pasta stuffed with cheese and other tasty fillings. The word Manicotti means "sleeves" – alluding its shape. The only difference between the two are the ridges on the tubes which leave extra surface area for the sweet and tangy marinara sauce to cling to. The recipe we use here is Crespelle, of the same family, but instead uses thin crepes as a conduit for the hidden delights. Use your Thermomix to whizz together any combination of cheese, veggies, herbs and aromatics for a wholly satisfying Italian meal.



  • Mozzarella cheese icon
    Mozzarella cheese
    3.53oz/100g (about ¾)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    1.76oz/50g (about 5¼ tbsp)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    1.76oz/50g (about ½ cup)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed
    freshly ground
  • Ricotta cheese icon
    Ricotta cheese
    17.64oz/500g (about 2⅛ cups)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    as needed
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    about ½ unit (2.38oz/68g)
  • Garlic purée icon
    Garlic purée
    3 tsp (0.57oz/16g)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    1 cup (about 1)
  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach
    14.11oz/400g (about 12¾ cups)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    2 pinches
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    2 (1.41oz/40g)
  • Marinara sauce icon
    Marinara sauce
    15.95fl oz/500g (2 cups)
  • Cannelloni icon
    6 (4.41oz/125g)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    as needed


  1. Add mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blitz - approx 10 sec, speed 10
  4. Transfer half of content of TM5 bowl to medium bowl then set aside
  5. Add red onion, garlic purée, fresh basil and baby spinach to the TM5 bowl
  6. Chop - approx 5 sec, speed 8
  7. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  8. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to large mixing bowl
  9. Add sea salt, black pepper, egg yolk and ricotta cheese to the filling
  10. Mix until well combined
  11. Pre-heat oven - 180°C
  12. Add marinara sauce to a clean baking dish
  13. Add cannelloni to a clean work surface
  14. Transfer filling to pasta
  15. Transfer pasta to baking dish
  16. Drizzle with marinara sauce
  17. Top with parmesan cheese
  18. Garnish with fresh basil
  19. Bake - 35 min, 180°C
  20. Serve

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