Manicotti is one of the earliest known pasta shapes. It is a very large tube-shaped pasta, usually ridged, that is stuffed and baked. It was made in ancient times by preparing the dough in advance and cutting it into rectangles then rolling into tubes. Manicotti is known for having a heavy and hearty consistency. It is the perfect shape for robust and flavorful sauces and it works great with many different fillings, like meat, cheese and vegetables. Manicotti is often prepared with meat-based sauces like traditional bolognese, dairy-based sauces like a classic béchamel, or vegetable-based sauces.
Manicotti is an American-Italian type of pasta.
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What were manicotti originally made with?
Answer: They were intended to be made by crepes.