Is it alright if i just told you how i made it, as i really don’t have a story behind it. It was lunch and it had to be a vegetarian one as i was sick of eating meat. Most recipes I’ve come across for veggie versions with ricotta are with spinach and my hubby doesn’t eat spinach. So i used what was lying in my fridge and it turned out to be a very fine, comforting, simple yet goddamn tasty meal. As u see i didnt even get time to take peoper pictures , just got my camera out clicked just 2 shots and threw my camera aside to dive in.


  • 7-8 tubes of cannelloni
  • 250 gms whole milk ricotta
  • 1/2 tin mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1 leek chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • 4 small dried whole chillis ( the hot fiery kind)
  • 1 tin plum tomatoes
  • 100gms Parmesan – grated
  • thyme
  • sage

To start take some olive oil in a pan and stir fry the garlic, when fragrant add the leeks and peppers and fry them for about a min and add the mushrooms.Further fry for about 3 mins and then turn off heat and let it cool down to room temperature.Meanwhile clean the pan and use it again to prepare the tomatoes. Use a tsp of olive oil again, fry the garlic and chillis and then simply add in the entire can of plum tomatoes with the sauce. Season with salt, pepper and thyme. Cook for about 5 mins on slow heat and turn it off. From this take a 2-3 whole plum tomatoes and set aside.Now mix the cooled down mushrooms and add it to the ricotta.Mix well and season with salt, pepper and sage. At this time add the plum tomatoes to it mix well and start stuffing the tubes. Place them in a greased dish and top it up with the tomato sauce and a generous grating of the Parmesan. Bake in a pre heated for about 20 mins .
Enjoy ! And if u try it pls let me know how it turned out.

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Comment : (The Culinary Chase)

Hi Kate, this looks like more! I’ve also used savory crepes & rolled up the tomato mixture……saved on trying to stuff the tubes! Cheers! (Patricia Scarpin)

Kate, I love cannelonni so much! I used to make it all the time for my dad and me.

Delicious! (Kristen)

Oh yummy! I have never made cannelonni. I’ll have to try this!

I got your comment about The Secret. Isn’t it a great concept? I’m glad that it is working for you 🙂 (Deborah)

I love that you added so many veggies – sounds wonderful!! (Chris)

I’m a fan of cannelonni – but, like Kristen – never made it myself. And I am Italian! Yours looks fabulous – I am going to have to get off my butt and make some. Yum! (Tartelette)

Right on time for fall! I love anything with pasta and cheese…and all these veggies! (Lollwa)

I love Cannelloni,,, thank you it’s yummy,,,

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