What is Manicotti Pasta?
Manicotti pasta is a tube shaped pasta, it translates to "little sleeve," referring to the hollow center of the thin, cream colored pasta tube. Manicotti has a mild flavor with a hint of nuttiness from the wheat. Manicotti is usually stuffed with ricotta cheese, topped in tomato sauce and baked. The hard shells should be boiled before use to soften them, unless indicated otherwise. Some types don't require boiling and soften during baking.