Derived from the Latin “manica” for “sleeve” or “little muffs,” these are large tubular-shaped pasta, typically stuffed and baked. Manicotti are undercooked, then stuffed with cheese, meat, or vegetable fillings, covered with sauce, then oven baked until the pasta is done. Manicotti is a great entree for entertaining since it can be prepared ahead of time, covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking.