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Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

A classic pasta dish that goes great with a side salad

45 mins
8 ingredients
$3.10 / person
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Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni


Serves = 4

  • 400g low fat ricotta
  • 500g frozen spinach, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 fresh lasagne sheets
  • 1 3/4 cups tomato passata
  • 1/2 cup low fat tasty cheese, grated

It’s this easy

  • Preheat oven to 190°C
  • Grease oven proof tray and pour in 1 cup tomato passata, spreading evenly over the base
  • Microwave frozen spinach for 3 minutes with 2 tbsp of water
  • Mix spinach, ricotta, basil, parmesan, and garlic in a large bowl
  • Cut each lasagne sheet in half crosswise. Place 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture along the length of each lasagne sheet and roll up to form a tube. The mixture should make 8 tubes
  • Lay tubes side by side in the oven tray
  • Pour remaining tomato passata over the tubes and sprinkle over the cheese
  • Cook for 25 minutes or until golden brown


Serve with a side salad (e.g. rocket or lettuce, tomato, red onion, capsicum, cucumber)


Nutrition Information (per serve)

  • Energy (1342kJ)
  • Protein (24.5g)
  • Total fat (8.3g)
  • Saturated fat (4.7g)
  • Carbohydrate (30.6g); (Starch (23.2g), Sugars (7.4g), Added sugars (2.1g), Free sugars (2.1g)
  • Dietary fibre (10.4g)
  • Sodium (602mg)
  • Calcium (685mg)
  • Iron (4.1mg)


Contains: Gluten, Dairy, Wheat, FODMAPs.
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