Cannelloni

Author: kittymatti / Labels:

Cannelloni

Photo and Recipe Courtesy: Priya (my friend)

This is an awesome stuffed pasta recipe from Priya.. I just love the way it has turned out!

Ingredients:

Oven ready Cannelloni tubes-10
Ricotta cheese-300g
Frozen boxed Spinach-300g (thawed)
Tomato and Basil Pasta sauce -3 cups
Water-1/2 cup
Onion- 1/2 of a big one (fine chopped)
Garlic-5 cloves (crushed)
Olive oil - 3 Tbsp
Unsalted butter- 1 Tbsp
Parmesan cheese-4 Tbsp
Grated nutmeg-1/4 tsp
Italian blend /Mozzarella cheese- 4 Tbsp
Salt-to taste
Pepper-to taste

Cooking Directions:

-Begin preparation right before ready to bake.
-Strain all water possible from the spinach. This step is very important.
-In a bowl, mix together ricotta cheese and spinach well.
-In a hot pan, add oil and butter. Add garlic and let in infuse its flavor.
-Add chopped onions and sauté.
-When it gets translucent, add the pasta sauce, water and let it boil for 5-7 min. Add 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated nutmeg, salt and pepper.(canned Italian seasoned tomatoes can be pureed and used instead of pasta sauce)
-In an oven safe dish, make a bed using half of the pasta sauce.
-Add a pinch of salt and pepper to the ricotta cheese-spinach mixture.
-Fill a piping bag (or sandwich bag with a corner slit forming a cone) with the ricotta cheese-spinach mixture.
-Carefully fill each of the tubes completely using the piping bag and line them on the baking dish with a 1/4 inch gap between each ,giving it room to expand while baking.(Note: The tubes are not pre-cooked )
-Add the remaining pasta sauce on top of the tubes making sure all of the tubes are covered with sauce.
-Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese on top and cover tightly with foil. (Bechamel sauce can be used instead of Mozzarella)
-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
-Bake cannelloni for 35-40min till pasta is tender and pasta sauce is hot and bubbling.
-Serve Cannelloni hot!

26 comments:

Ushanandini said...

Woo! New dish to me! You cooked canelloni exceptionally! Drooooooool..... :)

Pavithra said...

Wow i love this please pass me that... Looks cheesy and tempting mee. I always like to have italian food. Good job!!

Padma said...

Wow!!! It looks so awesome and I loved the ingredients added in this dish :)

Priya said...

Thanks so much Ushanandhini, Padma and Pavithra!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

What a recipe dear! Just lovely...
I have eaten in the cafe never tried it myself...

Priya said...

Thank u HCOF!!:)

Renu said...

nice recipe :))

Priya said...

Thank u Renu!

fourthsensesamayal said...

Wow Italian.... yummy.. badly wanna have it right now.. I am trying to put on weight too.. so this should be a good one for me.. ;)

rads said...

I love these italian dishes with cheese, onion, and garlic. Picture looks yummy.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

just so mouth watering.wish I cud break thru the monitor and just grab that..

DEESHA said...

thatz a yummy dish .. I love italian food

Priya said...

hehehe...thanks so much rads,munchcrunch and deesha..Lucky u fourthsensesamayal!One of the few people trying to gain weight.Wish we could swap places...hahha!

Nithya Praveen said...

Cheesy and extremely tempting.I loveeeee italian food:)

Priya said...

Thank u nithya!

Prathibha said...

Looking yummy..Never had this...

Priya said...

Thank u Pratibha!

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Mangala Bhat said...

Hey priya lovely dish ...looks soo tepting ...just love ur blog ..
hey u have asked me ..that ..Akki rotti goes with Enne badane kayi(stuffed brinjal curry ) ..u can se that in my curry section ..enjoi ..let me know later :)

Vrinda said...

I am not a pasta fan.....yours look gorgeous.nice recipe...

Priya said...

Thanks so much Mangala...ur blog is an absolute treat too!will definitely check out Enne badane kayi!

Priya said...

Thank u Vrinda!

Priyameena said...

Looks mouthwatering!!I love pasta..But this recepie is totally new to me..

sangeeta said...

gorgeous looking pasta.......ricotta n spinach make a yum combo....loved it.

Vij said...

wow that looks brilliant!

Priya said...

Thank u so much Priyameena,Sangeeta and Vij!

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