Spinach Cannelloni
Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: Serves 6 - 8
A creamy, spinach filling is stuffed into cannelloni, topped with a spaghetti meat sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • Sauce
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 28 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet peppers
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • salt and pepper
  • Filling
  • 32 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1 package frozen spinach - thawed, squeezed dry
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1 box cannelloni pasta
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  1. Add the ground beef to a pan and brown. Pour off any excess fat. Add the onions and green peppers and cook over medium heat until the onions are translucent. Add the tomato sauce and water. Stir in the spices and cook over medium heat until thickened, about 45 minutes. Spoon several ladles full of the sauce on the bottom of the pan you are baking them in.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the cannelloni and cook for 7 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
  3. Add all of the filling ingredients to a bowl. Stir until combined. Put the mixture into a pastry bag (a plastic bag with the end cut off will work too). Fill the cannelloni with the filling. Place on top of the sauce. Continue until all the cannelloni are filled. Top with some more of the sauce and then the mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Recipe by Recipes Food and Cooking at https://recipesfoodandcooking.com/2015/03/11/spinach-cannelloni/