Cannelloni With Ricotta And Spinach


  • 18 cannelloni tubes
  • Bechamel sauce, enough to cover cannelloni
  • 2 tbs Parmesan
  • For the tomato sauce:
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1x 400 g can Cirio chopped tomatoes
  • 6 basil leaves, torn
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the filling:
  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) cooked spinach
  • 300 g (10½ oz) ricotta
  • 2 tbs Parmesan
  • 1 egg, beaten
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If you’re looking for something tasty and filling to try out in the kitchen, look no further than this Cannelloni With Ricotta And Spinach recipe.

This is a good one for fans of hearty Italian food. Plus, the spinach contains lots of good stuff — like vitamin E and magnesium, that support your immune system


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190 deg. C., 375 deg. F., Gas Mark 5.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan, then add the onion and fry gently for 10 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and continue to cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes. Then remove from the heat, stir in the fresh basil and season to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the filling ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and spoon or pipe the mixture into the cannelloni tubes.
  4. Lightly butter a baking dish and transfer the cannelloni tubes into it.
  5. Spoon the tomato sauce over the cannelloni, and then the bechamel sauce. Sprinkle Parmesan on top and bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes until golden and crispy.

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