About this recipe:A fantastic pasta bake that is easy to make and full of flavour. Cannelloni is stuffed with a mix of Italian sausage, spinach, ricotta and Parmesan, then covered in pasta sauce and mozzarella and baked. Use cannelloni or large pasta shells for this fab dish.
225g Italian sausage, casings removed
280g frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry
225g ricotta cheese
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 lemon, juiced
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
500g pasta sauce
225g grated mozzarella cheese
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:45min › Ready in:1hr
Cook pasta in salted boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse in cold water.
Place sausage in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain and crumble. In a large bowl, combine cooked sausage, spinach, ricotta cheese, egg, garlic, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt, pepper and oregano.
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
Stuff cannelloni with the sausage and cheese mixture and place in a baking dish in a single layer. Top with pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the pasta is heated through and the cheese is melted.