• Serves 8
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 11 Ingredients


Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1 packet of canneloni shells
  • 250g frozen spinach (thawed)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground basil leaves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 225g fresh ricotta or cream cheese


  1. Mix spinach, ricotta cheese, egg yolks, garlic, grated cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper together thoroughly in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Fill cannelloni tubes with the prepared mixture
  3. To make the sauce, heat olive oil in frying pan, add tomato puree, basil, salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Remove from heat
  4. Grease an oven proof baking dish and pour layer of sauce over the base leaving enough to cover cannelloni.
  5. Place a single layer of filled cannelloni side by side in the baking dish. Pour over the remaining sauce and if desired thick cream. Sprinkle with grated cheese
  6. Bake in oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 25-35 minutes (test by pricking with a skewer)


This is great for a sunday night dinner and then there's plenty left over for lunches for a few days! also good for when you have guests coming over, you can make it the night before and then you just need to warm it up. and it always tastes better the next day :D

  • I was just thinking of making a cannelloni recipe for tea soon


  • Never made this before so will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!


  • I’ve made cannelloni once before and it was awesome thanks for sharing


  • I always look at cannelloni recipes but have never actually made them. This sounds nice and I want to try it but I don’t quite understand why people use frozen spinach instead of fresh…I assume it is interchangeable? I’m just going to get some spinach from my veggie garden and hope it works!


  • yum! thank you for the recipe – I love the tip about making it a day in advance – sounds perfect for a weekend cook up to stock the freezer with


  • this is a great meal thanks for sharing


  • A lovely pasta recipe that look’s amazing!


  • I would love to make these at home; thanks, looks great!.


  • mmm love cannoli


  • This looks really good! A nice recipe! Thanks


  • This sounds really good. I’m going to try it without the cream (maybe with sour cream?) this weekend thanks!


  • I love pretty much anything with spinach and ricotta. This sounds amazing.


  • Oh wow, this is my favorite, but never made it myself, will definitely be trying it now.


  • Thanks for sharing this delicious looking recipe; will give it a go.


  • thanks a lot for sharing this recipe


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