Shrimp and Crab-Stuffed Manicotti with Garlic Cream Sauce

Shrimp and Crab-Stuffed Manicotti with Garlic Cream Sauce

Andy Lyons

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 12 dried manicotti

  • 6 ounce fresh peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, chopped

  • 1 6 ounce can crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed, or 5 ounces cooked lump crabmeat, flaked

  • 1 ½ cup shredded Italian-cheese blend (6 ounces)

  • ½ of a 15-ounce carton (about 1 cup) ricotta cheese

  • ½ cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 1 recipe Garlic Cream Sauce

  • Thinly sliced green onions (optional)

  • Lemon slices (optional)

Garlic Cream Sauce

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions (2)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoon butter or olive oil

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup whole milk

  • ½ 15 ounce container ricotta cheese (1 cup)

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Cook manicotti according to package directions; drain. Place manicotti in a single layer on a sheet of greased foil.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl combine shrimp, crabmeat, 1 cup of the Italian cheese, the ricotta cheese, parsley, egg, garlic, and lemon peel. Using a small spoon, fill manicotti with shrimp mixture; arrange filled manicotti in an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Pour Garlic Cream Sauce over filled manicotti. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup Italian cheese.

  3. Bake, covered, for 25 minutes. Bake, uncovered, about 10 minutes more or until heated through and cheese is melted. If desired, garnish with green onions and lemon slices.

Garlic Cream Sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan cook green onions and garlic in hot butter until tender and fragrant. Stir in the flour. Add milk all at once; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the ricotta cheese, black pepper, and salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

512 Calories
26g Fat
35g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 512
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 810mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 9.4mg 47%
Calcium 454.4mg 35%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 345mg 7%
Folate, total 137.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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