Sausage and Spinach and Cannelloni

    1 hour 25 minutes

    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.

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    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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    Great recipe. I used a spicy italian sausage in mine and it was lovely although the sausage was a little too spicy for my liking! I'll definitely be making this again but probably with a normal pork sausage. I also used a roasted red pepper sauce as that's all I had to hand but it was really flavourful. I will bake it for 45mins next time as the sausage was beginning to blacken although this is down to individual ovens. Thanks for the inspiration, a really tasty dish.  -  25 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)