Shaun and I have been so busy this past month.  We got married, went on a honeymoon, moved out of Houston, he started a new job and we have attended to two other weddings.  Yes, that all happened in one months time and we are still happily married.  I feel bad because I haven’t been cooking all that much because when I get home I just want to be lazy and play with the dogs.
 The other night I made myself go to the store and pick up some manicotti noodles so that I could finally cook a good meal for Shaun and he just loves Italian food.  I recommend that you cover the noodles with enough tomato sauce so that they don’t dry out.  ENJOY!

14 manicotti shells
1 lb. part skim ricotta cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
8 oz. crab meat, lumps
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup panko crumbs
2-3 cups tomato sauce
3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
In large pot add water and salt and bring to a boil
Add the noodles and cook for 8-10 minutes (noodles need to be tender)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Remove the pan and drain the noodles and run cold water over noodles so that they are easy to handle
In large bowl combine ricotta, mozzarella, crab, salt, pepper, parsley and panko crumbs
Stir the mixture so that everything is well blended
Grab one manicotti noodle at a time and start stuffing the mixture down the side
Pack the noodle pretty good and you can even have some of the stuffing coming out
In a casserole dish pour some of the tomato sauce on the bottom so that’s is well covered
Lay the noodles down and top with the remaining tomato sauce all over the noodles
Add more sauce if the noodles are not well covered
The manicotti may tend to dry out if its not covered in the sauce
Cook for 30 minutes and in the last 10 minutes remove and top with the Parmesan cheese

*Add more sauce than what you see in the picture*

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17 comments on “Two Cheese Crab Manicotti”

  1. this looks super yummy! Loved this. The recipe sounds great!

  2. Ah… Congratz for ur wedding & may both of u have a happily life 😉

    I do love Italian foos especially the pasta thing 🙂
    Tq for sharing the recipe & the tips – to cover the pasta with more tomato sauce!

    Lovely pasta for ur lovely one! perfect! 😉

  3. Oh, I love manicotti and yours look delish 🙂 I never thought to use panko crumbs but it sounds like they would work really well. Thanks for sharing, and congratulations!

  4. I make homemade manicotti often and it’s one me and my hubby’s special meals also because it takes so long for me to make the shells! I like that you added crab meat to these!

  5. Beautiful! Sounds like a great recipe

  6. Crab!!! You are a genius! All you need is a good home cooked meal to escape from life’s craziness

  7. Oh! I have never had crab manicotti! I have nooooo idea why though, it sounds fantastic and I just love crab!

  8. These look delicious and I bet the crab is amazing. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to crab…but it would be amazing without it! BRAVO

  9. My husband would love these! I am not much of a cheese or seafood lover. But these would be great to make for him!

  10. Oh I love the addition of crab to this! Wow you had a super busy month… Hope things slow down for you so you can enjoy married life!

  11. Meagan! These look fabulous! I love crab…though I don’t like picking crabs! But love sweet pieces of crabmeat in anything….so I’m anxious to try this wonderful manicotti!

  12. Oooo, this sounds so good Meagan! My husband wouldn’t like it because of the crab but that just means more for me. This is a very very good thing 😀

  13. This looks delicious! Congrats on getting married and keeping busy!

  14. Sounds like Shaun is one lucky hubby! 🙂 I’ll have to treat mine to this, too — he loves seafood. Sounds wonderful!

  15. My hubby is going to love this! He’s from Baltimore and anytime I can add crab to a dish it’s perfect for him!

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