Savory Chestnut Alfredo Manicotti

Savory Chestnut Alfredo Manicotti
This inventive recipe for Manicotti with Alfredo Sauce replaces the ground meat with chestnuts. The mild flavor and pleasing texture of the cooked chestnuts makes this dish a real winner with everyone, whether they're a vegetarian or meat-lover.

Submitted by Candy Barnhart, Makawao, Hawaii

Honorable Mention 2015 Chestnut Recipe Contest

2 cups ricotta cheese
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon dry Italian seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-1/2 cups fresh chestnuts, roasted, shelled, peeled and ground (to consistency of ground meat), divided
12 manicotti pasta tubes, cooked and well drained
2 cups purchased or homemade Alfredo pasta sauce


Preheat oven to 350F.

Place ricotta cheese in large mixing bowl. Add eggs and blend well. Stir in Italian seasoning, garlic and 2 cups ground chestnuts. Stir to combine evenly. Stuff manicotti with mixture. Lightly grease or coat with non-stick cooking spray a 9" x 13" x 2" baking dish. Place manicotti in a single layer in baking dish. Spread Alfredo sauce evenly over top and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup ground chestnuts.

Cover dish with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake for 5 minutes longer. Serve hot.

Makes 12. Serves 6.

Products suggested for this recipe:

Earthy Delights

2871 Jolly Road

Okemos MI 48864

tel 855.328.8732

fax 517.253.7366

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