Italian Sausage and Spinach Cannelloni

    Italian Sausage and Spinach Cannelloni

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    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.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 450g cannelloni
    • 225g Italian sausage, casings removed
    • 280g frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry
    • 225g ricotta cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 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

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Cook pasta in salted boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse in cold water.
    2. 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.
    3. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    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.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the pasta is heated through and the cheese is melted.

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