Monday, February 24, 2014

Stuffed Manicotti with Homemade Ricotta

Recipe by Tom from The Vegan Hucklebuck

recipe for Stuffed Manicotti with Homemade Ricotta
Stuffed manicottis are not hard to make, just time consuming. It's well worth it at supper time! 

Ricotta Ingredients
  • 1 package of firm tofu
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Ricotta Directions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and chill for at least 4 hours (or overnight).

Manicotti Ingredients
  • 1 package manicotti noodles
  • 1 package Upton's Naturals Italian Seitan
  • 1 jar of marinara sauce

Manicotti Directions
  1. Boil the manicotti until al-dente and then place in cold water
  2. Crumble the italian seitan and mix into the ricotta
  3. Preheat oven to 350
  4. Carefully stuff the manicotti noodles with the seitan and ricotta mixture
  5. Put a thin later of marinara in a baking pan and place the stuffed manicotti on top. Lightly cover the top of the manicotti with additional marinara
  6. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes
  7. Heat the remainder of the marinara on your stove top and pour over the manicotti when it comes out of the oven
  8. Plate and enjoy!

Find out where you can get your Upton's Naturals seitan here.