Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni with Apple and Fennel Salad

Classic, simple and delicious.

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Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni with Apple and Fennel Salad

This dish most recently appeared in My Veggie Food Bag on Sunday, May 28, 2017.


  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2/3 bag baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 200g ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ tablespoon cannelloni spice mix
  • 1 jar tomato passata
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 fresh lasagne sheets
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar (e.g. red wine, white wine, cider)
  • 2-3 baby fennel bulbs
  • 2-3 radishes
  • 1 apple
  • 1/3 bag baby spinach leaves
  • PREHEAT oven to 200°C. Lightly grease a medium baking dish (measuring about 20 x 25cm).
  • 1 In a medium bowl, combine shallot, carrot, first measure of spinach, ricotta, egg, first measure of salt and cannelloni spice mix and mix well. Season with black pepper.
  • 2 In a separate bowl, combine passata, soy sauce, second measure of salt and balsamic vinegar. Pour a third of the passata mix into the bottom of the prepared baking dish and spread out evenly.
  • 3 Place one lasagne sheet on a board, with the long side facing you, then cut in half vertically to make two even squares. Spread heaped ¼ cup amounts of ricotta mix along the closest edge of each sheet and roll up like a sausage roll.
  • 4 Place cannelloni roll, seamside-down, in prepared dish and repeat with remaining mixture and lasagne sheets. Cover cannelloni with remaining passata mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until pasta is just tender and cheese is golden.
  • 5 While cannelloni cooks, whisk together vinegar and mustard with a drizzle of oil in a large bowl. Thinly slice fennel and radishes; quarter apple and thinly slice (discard core); roughly chop second measure of spinach. Add to bowl with dressing, toss to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • TO SERVE carefully divide spinach and ricotta cannelloni between plates and top with a handful of apple and fennel salad.
  • SERVES 2-3

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2355 kj / 563 kcal
  • Protein: 32.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 63.3g
  • Fat: 18.3g


  • Pantry staple

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