This is a great quick and tasty vegetarian meal that hides the good stuff!


Ingredients (serves 5 | makes 16 )

  • 1kg Spinach, chopped
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
  • 650g Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 16 Cannelloni Tubes
  • 1 cup Cheese, grated
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 500g Ripe Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Sugar

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees c.
  2. Wash the spinach and fry it in a large pan with olive oil on low heat until soft. Remove the spinach from heat and leave to settle.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan and add garlic and onion and ricotta cheese. Add to the spinach off heat, add salt, pepper, eggs and nutmeg and set aside.
  4. To make the tomato sauce. Heat oil and cook medium onion for 10 minutes, add the tomato and tomato paste, garlic and bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, optionally place in a blender or processor until smooth.
  5. Lightly grease an oven proof dish and using a teaspoon stuff the spinach mix into the cannelloni tubes and then once prepared spread the tomato sauce on the the top of the tubes and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and bubbling.

Notes... This is a regular meal in our house. It hides the greens, they taste fantastic and are quick to prepare. Its worth investing in a mixture dispenser to bring down the cannelloni tube stuffing time.

  • This looks amazing

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  • wow what a great take! Yoy could also use meat!

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  • Oh wow I love cannelloni, and am looking to reduce some meat dishes at home, for health reasons. Thank you, can’t wait to make it.

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  • Ooh I’ll be making this for sure as it’s vegetarian and looks amazing. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Sounds great! And you are right about the filling time!!

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  • Yum yum yum. I really need to look at these recipes while I’m hungry. I love this!

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  • I love love love cannelloni and it is always a hit with everyone in the house. Great recipe!


    • It’s been a while since I made cannelloni. I think it’s time for a big cook up!

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  • A very delicious Italian dish. Mamma mia!

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  • these look so tasty yum!

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  • This looks yumm thanks for sharing

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  • A wonderful recipe; perfect for the whole family to enjoy, thanks!.

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  • I have found cannelloni hard to make in the past, maybe with this recipe and some persistence i can get there.

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  • Great looking recipe. Thanks for sharing

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  • stunning stunning for sure

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  • oh my god looking unbealavable

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