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Serves:
4-6 people
Prep time:
20 minutes
Cooking time:
25-30 minutes
Level of Difficulty:
Mid
Function:
CircoTherm® and VarioSteam

Ingredients

Sauce

2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
700 g tomato passata
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
Black pepper

Filling

2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
250 g frozen spinach, thawed and gently squeezed
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
450 g smooth ricotta
2 eggs, lightly beaten
70 g grated parmesan
½ tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp salt
Black pepper

Other

250 g dry cannelloni shells (approx. 18 shells)
200 g grated mozzarella cheese

Cannelloni will bring the flavours of Italy to your dinner table. It’s an easy dinner to prepare, vegetarian and won’t disappoint.

Method

To make the tomato sauce, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Add the passata, salt, sugar and black pepper to taste. Cook for 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

To make the filling, heat the olive oil in a large frypan. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes to remove excess moisture. Remove from heat and spoon on to a large plate to cool.

In a large bowl, combine the basil, ricotta, eggs, parmesan, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add the cooled spinach mixture and stir to combine.

Preheat oven on CircoTherm® to 180⁰C with a medium level of steam.

Using a large plain nozzle piping bag or spoon, fill the cannelloni shells. Pour 1/3 of the tomato sauce into a large greased baking dish then lay the filled cannelloni on top. Pour remaining tomato sauce over the cannelloni. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden.

Notes

If VarioSteam is not available, add 2 tablespoons of water sprinkled on top of cannelloni to keep it moist during cooking.

Authors Bio:

As a trained Home Economist and Chef, Fransje knows that good cooking comes from confidence in the kitchen. With 27 years of industry experience, Fransje can help you decode the appliance manual and share some delicious dishes.

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