Cannelloni are long pasta tubes stuffed with ricotta and parmesan cheeses, spinach, and mild Italian sausage. Then baked in a red sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese.




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook noodles per package to al dente.
  3. Remove sausage from casing and brown it in a large pan.
  4. Remove cooked sausage from pan and drain on a plate covered with 2 paper towels to soak up and remaining grease.
  5. Place spinach in a stovetop skillet with the TBS of olive oil and cook on medium for no more than three minutes or until the spinach is wilted.
  6. Remove spinach from the pan and let it cool.
  7. When spinach is cooled, squeeze out any excess fluid. (I do this with a paper towel.)
  8. In a large bowl combine cooked sausages, spinach, ricotta cheese, parmesan and romano cheeses and 3/4  of the mozzarella.
  9. Add Italian Seasoning and salt and pepper; mix well.
  10. Cover the bottom of a large baking pan with three-quarters of the pasta sauce.
  11. Fill each of the cannelloni shells with the sausage, cheese, spinach mixture.
  12. Place them in the baking dish on top of the pasta sauce.
  13. Spoon the remaining pasta sauce over noodles.
  14. Cover with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  15. After 40 minutes, remove foil, add remaining mozzarella cheese and cook for another 5-7 minutes

Keywords: Baked pasta, filled pasta, Manicotti