Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

This spinach and ricotta cannelloni is absolutely delicious and is the perfect dish of choice that the entire family will enjoy.

Italian is one of my favourite cuisines to cook and spinach and cannelloni would definitely be in my top 5 favourite dishes of all time. Like the classic Italian dishes such as lasgane and pepperonata, spinach and ricotta cannelloni is one of those dishes I will always go back to.

It’s delicious comfort food and is simple to make, however it can be a labour of love if you haven’t made it a lot, but believe me it is so worth it. If you haven’t tried making cannelloni before I would suggest you try it on the weekend so you can relax, take your time and maybe have a few cheeky wines while you’re there.

A good tip for this dish is that if you don’t have a piping bag use a large resealable sandwich bag and cut the bottom corner off.

Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Dad’s Home Kitchen with Jase Pashley Course: DinnerCuisine: Italian, Vegetarian
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

40

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 cannelloni tubes

  • 1 shallot finely chopped

  • 2 garlic finely chopped

  • small bunch of basil

  • 2 x 400 g cans of diced tomato

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste

  • 1/2 cup red wine

  • 350 g ricotta cheese

  • 250 g fresh spinach

  • 1 egg

  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese

  • grated mozzarella cheese

  • pinch of nutmeg

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  • Add your spinach to a large pan & wilt on a medium heat. You can add a splash of water to stop the spinach from burning. Leave them to cool then squeeze out any excess water & place the spinach in a large mixing bowl.
  • On a medium heat, add your olive oil & saute the chopped shallot & garlic with a pinch of salt until translucent.
  • Add the cans of diced tomato, tomato paste, basil leaves & red wine. Simmer for 5 minutes then set it aside.
  • Add the ricotta, parmesan, egg, nutmeg, salt & pepper in with your spinach & mix them together until you have a nice creamy filling for your tubes.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 180°C/350F
  • In a large baking dish put a few tablespoons of your sauce in the bottom.
  • Pipe the filling into your pasta tubes & place them into your baking dish.
  • Cover your cannelloni with the rest of your sauce & sprinkle the mozzarella over the top.
  • Place your dish in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and rest for 10 minutes then serve. Saluti

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