i concocted this low carb rendition of manicotti last night. my dh and dd enjoyed it as much as i did. i didn't have any diced tomatoes on hand last night. so, we used a little caesar bacon and ranch dressings for topping. next time, i'll be sure to have some on hand. instead of using manicotti tubes, i rolled the mixture in aluminum foil that had been sprayed with pam. i'd love to hear your ideas for toppings and modifications
500 ml of ricotta cheese (guessing this is about a lb)--10 carbs
6 oz of mozzarella shredded--6 carbs
1 egg--.5 to 1 carb (depending on size)
1T of parsley flakes
salt and pepper (guessing maybe a 1/2 t and 1/4 t respectively)
preheat oven to 350. blend or mix all ingredients. tear aluminum foil into sheets. (i made mine into 6 big rolls, but you could do smaller ones.) spray foil with pam or some other nonstick spray. then spoon mixture into a line about 1/3 down on foil. fold over that third at top over the mixture, then start rolling it down. just before getting to the bottom, fold ends inward, then continue rolling to end. place seam of foil on the cookie sheet. if doing 6 big ones, cook about 90 minutes. if doing smaller ones, maybe cook for an hour.
yields 6 servings at almost 3 carbs each