Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

2018-11-08
4 Stars (11 Voters)
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Spinach and ricotta cannelloni recipe, real Italian comfort food. if you like Italian food this tasty and colorful dish is totally for you.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
1 hour
WORK TIME
15 minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Italian
INGREDIENTS

    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 350 grams (1½ cups) fresh spinach
    • 1 pack (250 grams) cannelloni
    • 350 grams (1½ cups) ricotta 
    • 50 grams (½ cup) grated parmesan
    • ½ tsp Salt for the filling and 1 tsp for the cooking water
    • ¼ tsp Black pepper
    • zest of 1 lemon
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 1 jar (400 grams) tomato sauce with garlic and oregano or homemade tomato sauce
    • 250 grams (2¼ cups) greted mozzarella
DIRECTIONS

1.Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil

2.In a pan with olive oil fry minced garlic cloves for 1-2 minutes

3.Add fresh spinach, cook 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. When cooled chop the spinach.

4.In a large bowl mix together ricotta, chopped spinach, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

5.When the water in the pot is boiling add the cannelloni. Cook for 6-7 minutes and transfer to cold water.

6.Heat oven to 180C/360f

7.Transfer the filling into piping bag and fill all cannelloni tubes.

8.Pour 4-6 tbsp of tomato sauce into the base of large baking dish (~20*30cm/8*12in). Lay the tubes, side by side. On top pour the reminding tomato sauce. And cover all with grated mozzarella cheese.

9.Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 15 min, after 15 minutes remove the foil and bake 15 minutes more.

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