Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni – Fresh Pasta

Cannelloni ahhhh I have always loved Cannelloni.. I should have been born in Italy I feel sure. I knocked around with Italian friends growing up, I always ate Italian food whenever I could despite growing up in a very English home with “proper” English meals !

I had made the Ravioli with Fresh Pasta Last year and LOVED it In the past week or two I have added Lasagne , Cannelloni and Ribbon Pasta ! ( recipe and photos for that coming soon)

Trouble is now I am spoilt along with the rest of the family and won’t be going back to packet pasta !

Pasta Dough

3 Eggs
300g Flour
15g Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Olive Oil

Mix 2 mins speed knead

Tip out on to a floured side and knead by hand into a smooth ball. Wrap in plastic and allow to rest for around 30 minutes

Meanwhile prep your sauce

Tomato Sauce

1 Onion Halved
3-4 Cloves Garlic
20g Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Cans of Tomatoes
Few Sprigs of Fresh Basil (I use about 15-20 leaves)  – chopped finely
15g Raw Sugar

Place Onion and Garlic and chop for a few seconds speed 6

Add Oil and cook for 2 and half minutes speed 2 at 100 degrees.

Add in 2 Cans of Chopped Tomatoes , Fresh Chopped Basil and Sugar. Cook at 100 degrees reverse Speed 2 for 8 and half minutes.

Set aside


Spread Half over bottom of a Lasagne Dish

Meanwhile Roll out Pasta either by hand or with your pasta machine and cut into Lasagne size Squares They don’t have to be perfect.

Cook in a boiling pot of water that has a tblsp or two of oil . Cook pasta couple of minutes or until they rise to the surface in batches.

Lay on lightly oiled baking paper


40-50g Parmesan
159-200g Baby Spinach leaves
500g Fresh Ricotta drained.

Place 40g – 50g Parmesan into bowl and blitz speed 9 Add 300g of washed and dried Baby Spinach Leaves Blitz for 2-3 secs Add in ricotta and mix on reverse speed 2 for a few seconds

Next get your cooked Sheets of Pasta that will have now cooled and spread a couple of spoonfuls along one end of the pasta and roll up ( like scrolls or sausage rolls !)

Place into your prepped with sauce Lasagne Tray until completed

Top with remaining sauce and top off with some Mozzarella slices

Place into Preheated 180degree Oven for around 30-40 minutes

If the top starts to crisp or dry out place a sheet of Foil over the top

Enjoy and Please let me know how you like this recipe in the comments x


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