Sausage and Spinach and Cannelloni

Sausage and Spinach and Cannelloni


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Cannelloni is an easy to make dinner that looks like you have put in a lot of effort. The Italian sausage in this recipe adds brilliant flavour but you can use any pork sausage.


Serves: 5 

  • 225g mozzarella cheese, grated, divided
  • 350g cottage cheese
  • 300g frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 50g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 10 uncooked cannelloni
  • 450g Italian sausage, casings removed and diced
  • 750ml pasta sauce
  • 180ml water

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour5min  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

  1. In a large bowl combine 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, spinach, Parmesan cheese, egg, oregano and garlic; stuff into uncooked cannelloni. Place in a lightly oiled or buttered 22x33cm baking dish.
  2. Add sausage into a large frying pan then cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain fat. Stir in pasta sauce until hot then pour over cannelloni. Pour water along sides of baking dish.
  3. Cover and bake at 180 degrees C for 1 hour. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake 5-8 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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