Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni


The Spinach and Ricotta Filling is smooth, has the ideal spinach to ricotta proportion, and made extra delectable with the expansion of parmesan and cheddar. It’s so acceptable, I can eat spoonfuls of it straight out of the bowl!

This is what’s in it:

Spinach –utilize solidified for accommodation (defrost, expel overabundance water before utilizing), or crisp in the event that you have a plenitude of it;

Ricotta –make certain to utilize a nourishment quality full fat, smooth one. (Tip: keep away from Immaculate Italiano tub, it’s very fine and terrible)

Destroyed cheese –a seasoned one is ideal, similar to cheddar, delectable. Spare the mozzarella for the garnish.

Parmesan –don’t avoid this! It adds extra savouriness and flavoring to the filling. Simply locally acquired finely destroyed or ground is fine, or mesh your own.

Garlic –in light of the fact that it improves everything

Egg –for official (can be skipped)

Nutmeg –discretionary, however, it’s a dazzling touch. I use it in practically the entirety of my spinach ricotta fillings.

Salt and pepper



1 tbsp olive oil

1 garlic clove, finely cleaved

1 small onion, finely cleaved

800 g/28 oz crushed tomato

1 cup water (swirl in tomato can to clear out)

3/4 tsp salt + pepper to taste

Bunch basil leaves, torn, or 1 tsp dried herbs (for example Italian blend, oregano, thyme, basil)


250 g/8 oz frozen hacked spinach, defrosted (Note 1)

500 g/1 lb ricotta, full fat please (Note 2)

1/3 cup grated parmesan

1 cup shredded cheese (Mozzarella, Colby, Cheddar, Delectable, Gruyere, Swiss)

1 egg

1 large garlic clove, minced

Ground crisp nutmeg (only a sprinkling) or 1/8 tsp nutmeg powder (discretionary)

1/2 tsp salt and pepper, each


18 – 22 dried cannelloni tubes

1 – 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella

More basil , for decorate (discretionary)



Warmth oil in a huge skillet over medium-high warmth. Include garlic and onion, cook for 2 – 3 minutes until translucent. Include tomato, water, salt, and pepper.

Mix, diminish warmth to medium, stew for 5 minutes. Optional: add 1/2 cup water and mix sauce until smooth (I do this for visitors!).

Mix through basil or dried herbs. Put in a safe spot.


Spot spinach in a colander and press out a large portion of the fluid (don’t have to completely crush dry).

Spot Spinach in bowl with residual Filling fixings. Blend, taste, modify salt and pepper to taste (various cheeses have distinctive saltiness).

Amass and Heat:

Preheat broiler to 180C/350F.

Pick a heating container which will easily fit around 20 cannelloni – mine is 21 x 26 cm/8.5 x 10.5″.

Spread a touch of Sauce on the base.

Move Filling to a funneling pack with a huge spout (that fits in the cylinders), or utilize a solid ziplock sack. Or then again do this progression utilizing a blade (it’s somewhat repetitive, however!).

Funnel the filling into the cylinders. A spot in prepared dish.

Pour over residual Sauce, covering every one of the cylinders. Spread with foil, at that point prepare for 25 minutes.

Expel foil, dissipate over cheddar. Come back to the broiler for 10 minutes until cheddar is liquefied.

Serve, embellished with additional basil whenever wanted.

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