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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!
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 475 g ricotta cheese
- 150 g frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained (about half a package)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 20 oven ready cannelloni tubes
- 1 (680 ml) can pasta sauce
- Combine ricotta, spinach, egg, 1/2 the parmesan and seasonings; mix well.
- Fill cannelloni tubes with this mixture.
- Spread 1/2 the pasta sauce in a baking pan and arrange stuffed cannelloni in single layer over it Cover the cannelloni with the remaining sauce, making sure to cover all pasta Sprinkle with remaining parmesan.
- Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
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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.Reply
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.Reply
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!Reply
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