Homemade Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Clean. Unbelievably tasty. Packed full of goodness. This should become a household classic.

  • Serves 4

  • Cooking 2 hrs

© Mob Kitchen in partnership with the Vegetarian Society.

Homemade Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni
  • Nut-Free

Ingredients

  • 250g cannelloni tubes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 100g vegetarian Italian-style hard
  • cheese
  • 2 balls vegetarian mozzarella
  • 400g fresh spinach
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
  • 250g vegetarian ricotta
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 to 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil for frying and for the filling

Watch the recipe being made here:

Homemade Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/356°F.
  2. Start with tomato sauce. Chop 3 cloves of garlic. Fry in a pan until softening. Then pour in two tins of tomatoes. Add a splash of water to the tins to get all the leftover tomato off the sides, and pour that in. Pour in 2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, and then simmer that until it resembles a thick sauce. Add a handful of chopped basil, season with salt and pepper, and then remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Filling time. Wilt all your spinach. Squeeze it so you get rid of any excess water, and then chop it up. Put in a bowl, and add your ricotta, half your Italian-style hard cheese (grated), the zest of a lemon, some salt, pepper and olive oil. Mix everything together.
  4. Stuffing time. Spoon the filling into any bag with a corner. Cut a little hole in the corner, and then squeeze the filling into the cannelloni tubes. Line the tubes up in a baking dish.
  5. Cover the stuffed tubes with tomato sauce. Top everything with slices of mozzarella. Grate the rest of the Italian-style hard cheese over the top.
  6. Place in an oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese is golden.
  7. Bish bosh bash. Done.
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories

    728 kcal

  • Fat

    32.8g

  • Saturates

    19.1g

  • Protein

    45.0g

  • Carbs

    56.0g

  • Sodium

    2700mg

  • Sugar

    13g

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