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.
Add sausage into a large frying pan; cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain fat. Stir in pasta sauce; pour over cannelloni. Pour water along sides of baking dish.
Cover and bake at 180 C / Gas 4 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.
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