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manicotti crepes pasta square alternative

Manicotti and Cannelloni Crepes: Pasta Square Alternative

Perfect pasta square substitute!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 150 kcal


  • Blender
  • 6-7" Frying Pan


  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • ¾ Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ tsp Salt


  • Combine all your ingredients in your blender. With cover on, process for about thirty to forty seconds. Scrape sides of your blender with a spatula to push down unblended batter. Blend again for a few seconds. Batter should be smooth and consistent.
  • Spray your frying pan and heat to medium low. Once pan is brought to temperature, put a half tablespoon of batter in to test. Tilt the pan in a circular motion. Your batter should move around freely. Remove test batter from heat.
  • Add three to four tablespoons of batter to your frying pan. Your crepe batter should thinly coat the bottom of your pan.
  • Cook each side for approximately one minute. Your crepe is ready to flip once it is firm enough lift without breaking. Your crepes are done cooking as soon as light brown flecks begin to show on the second side.
  • Prepare your favorite pasta dish using your crepes as a pasta substitute.


These manicotti crepes add a truly unique touch to your favorite pasta dishes. Take any old recipe you prefer and breathe new life into it! 
For a healthier take, substitute whole wheat flour for your all-purpose and make the recipe just the same.
Egg beaters can also be substituted for the eggs if you prefer.
This crepe batter can be made ahead of time. Simply prepare and store in your refrigerator for up to four days.
Finished crepe squares can be frozen in freezer safe bags. To reheat simply pre-heat your oven to 350 and warm for about six minutes.
For more great crepe ideas check out these recipes


Calories: 150kcal
Keyword Cannelloni, Crepes, Manicotti, Pasta Alternative
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