How to make stuffed cannelloni in a casserole

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Stuffed pasta is the best pasta! This baked stuffed cannelloni dish is the perfect dish for dinner anytime. Stuffed with creamy ricotta cheese, spinach and herbs and topped with tomato sauce and cheese...yes, please! Not only is this dish delicious to eat, it is simple to make!
You will start by cooking your pasta according to the directions on the box. If you can't find cannelloni pasta, manicotti will work. Next, combine ricotta cheese, one egg yolk to help bind the filling, herbs, spinach, garlic and a little salt. From there fill the cooked pasta with the cheese filling with a piping bag or. If you do not have a store bought piping bag, you can make one at home with a resealable plastic sandwich bag. Fill bag and cut a ½ inch hole in one of the bottom corners of the bag. Remove air from bag, seal bag and pipe though hole. Be sure to make the hole smaller than the size of the pasta. Line a baking dish with the stuffed noodles, top with marinara and cheese and bake. 35 minutes later and you have a the most delicious baked pasta and cheese!
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Baked Stuffed Cannelloni
10
25 minutes
35 minutes
1 hour
16 ounces dried cannelloni (or manicotti) pasta
4 cups ricotta cheese
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon minced garlic
¼ cup roughly chopped basil
1 cup roughly chopped spinach
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon salt
1 (24 ounce) jar prepared tomato sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella
Preheat oven to 350°F
Cook pasta according to package
In a medium mixing bowl, combine everything from ricotta cheese to salt. Place ricotta filling in a piping bag or sandwich bag.
Pipe filling into cooked cannellonis. Arrange in a 3-quart casserole dish so that they line up evenly.
Pour tomato sauce over stuffed pasta. Cover with mozzarella cheese.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15 additional minutes or until cheese bubbles and turns golden brown.
Pro Tip: If you do not have a piping bag use a resealable plastic sandwich bag. Fill bag and cut a ½ inch hole in one of the bottom corners of the bag. Remove air from bag, seal bag and pipe though hole. Be sure to make the hole smaller than the size of the pasta.
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