Cannelonni Genovese

READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Melt butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and stir until limp but not brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add veal (breaking up) and wine cook to lightly browned ; cover pan, reduce heat, and simmer gently until veal is cooked. Add spinach and cook until soft.
  • Add ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, nutmeg, and salt to food processor; whirl until mixture is finely ground. You can also blend in the pan.
  • Stuff mixture into cannelloni shell. Alternately, you can use lasagna noodles and roll as you would a burrito or egg roll. I have also found that making pasta is rather easy. Roll the pasta dough out and cut in rectangles, 3x5 is a good size. Place a row of the filling down the center, fold long sides together.
  • In each of two shallow 9- by 13-inch baking dishes, spread a layer of the Rosatella Sauce over bottom to coat lightly. Set the cannelloni, seam down, in sauce, spacing equally. Carefully spoon the remaining sauce over cannelloni to coat well.
  • Scatter fontina (and mozerella) over cannelloni.
  • Bake cannelloni, uncovered, in a 375° oven until sauce is bubbling, cheese is melted, and filling is hot in the center, 25 to 35 minutes. Transfer to plates with a wide spatula and spoon some of the sauce around each serving. Alternatively, bake in individual baking dishes.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.