man·​i·​cot·​ti | \ ˌma-nə-ˈkä-tē How to pronounce manicotti (audio) \
plural manicotti

Definition of manicotti

: tubular pasta shells that may be stuffed with ricotta or a meat mixture also : a dish of stuffed manicotti usually with tomato sauce

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Recent Examples on the Web Get creative and roast the legs in a tomato sauce or bone the meat and use the pieces to stuff manicotti. Brad Fenson, Outdoor Life, "8 Ways to Prepare Snow Goose Meat," 2 Apr. 2020 Container of manicotti stored below containers of raw meat and seafood. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Sliders prepared with bare hands among violations in Phoenix-area restaurant inspections," 25 Dec. 2019 On a Monday night, the restaurant was mostly empty but still served up quality chicken manicotti and lemon-caper salmon, which paired well with a crisp pinot grigio. Patrick Connolly,, "Cassadaga: 24 hours in Florida’s ‘Psychic Capital of the World’," 25 Oct. 2019 Besides the pizza, Rosarina’s lasagna, manicotti and ravioli are hits. James Charisma, Los Angeles Times, "Five great places for pizza in Honolulu when you want a piece of the pie," 10 Oct. 2019 The Swiss onion soup — a beefier, cheese-less version of the ubiquitous French onion — is recommended, as are the cannelloni and manicotti from the long list of daily specials. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "These are 9 definitive Downriver dining destinations," 6 Sep. 2019 Just past dawn Tuesday, Bob Ferro arrived at his little folding table in the empty shell of a restaurant with three cigars and a container of manicotti. Michael Mayo,, "When will Nick’s Bar on Hollywood beach finally reopen? Not by July 4, disappointed owner says," 11 June 2019 The dishes rotate but have included a truffle Caesar salad, a porcini mushroom and truffle lasagna, black truffle manicotti and Rotolo’s latest creation: truffle panna cotta. Jay Jones,, "Only on Sunday: In Las Vegas, here are three dishes you can't get any other day," 10 July 2018 There’s also a type of homemade manicotti that’s made with sheets of crepe-like pasta. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "You Can and Should Be Using These 5 Supersized Pasta Shapes," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of manicotti

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for manicotti

Italian, plural of manicotto muff, from manica sleeve, from Latin, from manus hand

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15 Apr 2020

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“Manicotti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of manicotti

US : a type of pasta in the shape of tubes that are usually filled with meat or cheese and covered with tomato sauce

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