Stuffed Cannelloni pasta

A creamy cheese, spinach, and mushroom filled pasta!

Ingredients:

  1. For the fillings-
  • 1 cup  of Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach (chopped roughly)
  • 1/4 cup of basil leaves ( finely chopped)
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper

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2.  For the pasta sauce –

  • 1/2 cup of Tomato Juice
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 & 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste

3.  For the pasta itself –

  • 12 pieces of Cannelloni pasta
  • 1 cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese

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Method:

  • Start by making the stuffing. Combine the cheese with the chopped mushroom, basil leaves, and spinach in a bowl and mix well.
  • Start by stuffing the cannelloni by using a piping bag. If you don’t have a piping bag you can do it by hand but ensure that you do it gently so that the pasta doesn’t break.
  • preheat the oven to 400*F ( 200c).

In a pot start preparing the sauce:

  • Melt the butter and add the flour to it and mix well, until the flour turns yellowish add the milk and continuously stir till you reach a boil.
  • Once the mixture starts boiling add your paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir occasionally.
  • Once the mixture has boiled for 5 minutes (got thick) add your tomato juice.
  • set the sauce aside to cool for 2 minutes.

Assembling the Pasta Tray:

  • wipe a little piece of butter in the tray covering all sides. then add a layer of your pasta sauce.
  • Place the stuffed cannelloni in an ordered matter in the tray as shown below.

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  • Add a layer of pasta sauce and then another layer of cannelloni.
  • Then add a layer of sauce and finally the mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes ( or until the cheese turns redish).

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