By Miraklegirl on July 24, 2003
"Adapted from a recipe on the back of a pasta box. I made this tonight for dinner and it was really excellant- just like from a restaurant!"
Serving Size: 1 (189 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"The best cannelloni I have ever eaten."
"Absolutely fantastic cannelloni! My only suggestion would be to double the recipe, I would serve about 5 or 6 cannelloni per person, they are so delicious. Rich, creamy and cheesy!"
"My family loved it! I adjusted it a little by adding a small can of Romano beans (rinsed/drained) to the filling and put mozzarella on top with the Parmesan, then turned on the broiler for the last couple of minutes to crisp it up. Will become one of our regular dishes. Thanks!"
"This was fantastic -- perfect for a candle-lit dinner at home :D We made it a bit healthier by using whole wheat lasagne sheets, substituting dry-pressed cottage cheese for the ricotta, and skipping the canned pasta sauce in favour of making our own (DeSouter's Marinara Sauce Recipe #176534). We sprinkled a mixture of Parmesan and mozzarella (75:25) on top."
"I loved this recipe. We had so much fun making this. My husband broke out his 20-year-old Super Shooter, and I used that to fill the tubes! I was careful as well to not stir the tubes that often as they cooked, and only a couple split open. Note that in America, these are called manicotti, not canneloni, in the grocery store (we bought Barilla manicotto tubes). They also came in a package of 14, not 20, and that amount left us with 1 unused tube. So plan on having 13 filled tubes. The final observation I would make is they do not include the carbs of the pasta. If you add those in, you get exactly 50g of carbs in 3 tubes (although I suppose this varies by pasta sauce used). So be cautious, and if you need to, just eat 2 tubes. With a side salad, you will be filled up."
"Superb!! I used fresh spinach at a guess of about half a bunch and added some precooked, then minced mild Italian sausage (2). First timer myself and my girlfriend just loved it as did I of course."
"I had this at my sister's last weekend; my brother in-law made it. It was so yummy that my DH has been wanting me to make it again--I did last night. I opted to top it with mozzarella instead of the parmesan. Easy and delicious! Thank you Miraklegirl for sharing this recipe; it will become a staple!"
"Absolutely beautiful! I now make a double portion whenever I make this and freeze half. The first time I made this I didn't read the directions properly and put the full cup of parmesan in the ricotta mixture, but it was perfect for our tastes that way so now I do it deliberately! I use lasagne sheets rather than tubes and homemade sauce - a wonderful and easy recipe, perfect served with garlic bread and salad. Thanks so much for posting!"
"This is absolutely delicious. Ricotta comes in 200 gram pottles here so I used two, and the pasta sauce was a 600 gram jar...very easy to put together and we all enjoyed it, a favourite from now on."
"I am so happy I made this dish! It is very easy to assemble and quick and feels like you bought it from a restaurant.I made it with Pasta Sauce #1 which is a wonderfull pasta sauce recipe."
"This is an excellent recipe and would make a perfect OAMC recipe for the freezer. I used recipe #48968 for the pasta sauce which worked out well. I actually used fresh chopped up tatsoi/mustard spinach for the frozen spinach and this gave it a more mustardy taste. My 4 year old had a great time helping me fill the cannelloni tubes and it was a big hit with both her and the 15 month old with both finishing off their helpings and even asking for more. That's worth a 6 star in my house!"