Definition of manicotti in US English:



  • Pasta in the shape of large tubes.

    • ‘It costs $9.95 for pastas, such as cannelloni, manicotti, or penne in rosée sauce.’
    • ‘Use a teaspoon for ease in filling the manicotti with the chicken mixture.’
    • ‘In Little Italy, there are several pasta staples including manicotti in a rosé sauce, generous pieces of thick, soft eggplant parmigiana and a light lasagna made up of broad swathes of noodles.’
    • ‘How can you not like a menu that serves manicotti, braised lamb shank and vegetarian Indian curry?’
    • ‘Large, wide tubes like cannelloni and manicotti are stuffed and baked.’
    • ‘Place the filled manicotti shells in a row inside the dish.’
    • ‘The two of us order our favorite dishes, mine being the stuffed manicotti, one of the restaurant's specialties.’
    • ‘I'm holding off on eating dinner (low fat manicotti with turkey sausage and a green salad) but I'm hoping that will make me feel a little better.’
    • ‘Place the filled manicotti noodles in one layer on top of the spaghetti sauce.’
    • ‘Stuff that manicotti with breadcrumbs and serve on a piece of garlic toast.’
    • ‘Using a small spoon, stuff the manicotti with the cheese mixture.’


Italian, plural of manicotto ‘muff’.