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Baked Cannelloni stuffed with Spinach and light Cream Cheese Recipe

Baked Cannelloni filled with Spinach and Light Cream Cheese Recipe

Hello foodie friends, 🙂

Back with another recipe today, Pastaaaaa let’s all say P A S T A!!!  I love Italian Food, Lasgana, Linguini, Tagliatte Pasta. i think I love Italian food just as much as I do Greek food.  A few years ago, while driving down to the port of Ancona with hubby to catch the ship for Greece, we stopped and entered an Italian Supermarket, or otherwise known in Italy as Supermerkato.  I started to walk around and finally found the Pasta Isle.  I was shocked at what I had encountered.  Shelves from top to bottom filled with Pasta,  I counted 7 Isles of Pasta.  Seriously!!

The original Italian recipe for Cannelloni stuffed with Spinach, also calls for Basil and Ricotta Cheese.  So, I thought it was definitely time to tweak, and so I did many many years ago. 🙂 I omitted the Ricotta cheese, Basil and added light Cream Cheese, Dill and Parmesan into the filling.  The outcome was amazing!

One of the reasons why I enjoy cooking so much is because I feel like a scientist, always experimenting, mixing up ingredients.  Like a mix and match combination. hehehehe

Now, here is a bit of information you may not know.  Last week, I spoke with a student from Italy, actually from the area of Bologna.  She told me that Spaghetti Bolognese does not exsist in that region.  It is actually a phrase that Tourists came up with over the years. 🙂  The original Bolognese recipe is made with homemade Tagliatte!  I was surprised when she told me.  

That’s about it for now 🙂  Wishing you all a great day!!

Baked Cannelloni with Spinach and light Cream Cheese Recipe

An Italian style pasta dish filled with Spinach, Dill and Cream Cheese

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Oven Bake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author foodzesty

Ingredients

  • 800/5 grams/cups Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Dill (chopped)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbs Smoked Paprika
  • 2 cups Ligh Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 15 pieces Cannelloni
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • 6 cups Homemade Tomato Sauce/ready made sauce

Instructions

  1. Wash and Drain Spinach

  2. Add 1 cup of water into a sauce pot and boil Spinach for 1 minute.

  3. Drain and cool Spinach.

  4. Place Spinach, Light Cream Cheese, Eggs, Parmesan Cheese, Salt, Smoked Paprika, Dill into a Food Processor and blend for a few seconds.

  5. Fill Cannelloni Spinach mix.

  6. Layer the bottom part of the baking pan. Continue to place the Cannelloni and top with Homemade Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese.

  7. Cover the baking pan with a piece of Aluminum Foil and baked for 45 minutes.

  8. Serve hot

KALI MAS OREXI!!! 🙂

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Comments (13)

  • dtills 2 weeks ago Reply
    i like Italian too, but after tasting your greek dishes in person, I think I might have a new favorite!!!
    foodzesty 2 weeks ago Reply
    Hahahahhaha
    foodzesty 1 week ago Reply
    So glad you enjoyed Greek food. :) I am glad you have a fabulous time in Greece.
  • crushedcaramel 2 weeks ago Reply
    I make a spinach and ricotta cannelloni - love love love it! One of my favourite dishes :)
    foodzesty 1 week ago Reply
    Hi, It is a delicious dish!! :)
  • Jana 2 weeks ago Reply
    I usually steer clear of pasta, but this is making me crave it like crazy! Looks stunning, and so delicious. Gotta try it!
    foodzesty 2 weeks ago Reply
    Thank you so very much for the kind comment. Let me know what you think!! :)
  • FrugalHausfrau 2 weeks ago Reply
    Look delish!! I also had to laugh about the spaghetti Bolognese!
    foodzesty 1 week ago Reply
    hahhahahah I am so glad you enjoyed it!! How are you Mollie? :)
    FrugalHausfrau 6 days ago
    I'm doing ok! Hope you're the same. I am having my shoulder operated on this Friday, so wish me luck and send any prayers my way!!
    foodzesty 5 hours ago
    Hi Mollie, OMG Good Luck with the operation. I do hope everything goes well. I am stil dealing with my husband's heart attack...He is recovering but things have changed. Let me know how the operation went. Sending you hugeee hugs and get well soon.
    FrugalHausfrau 5 hours ago
    Done now! The first few days were brutal but now it's feeling better. Oh gosh, so glad your hubs is ok! You'll need to cook heart healthy now!?
    foodzesty 2 hours ago
    I am so glad you are doing better. Are you able to move your arm/shoulder? Thanks Mollie we still have a way to go.

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