This Stuffed Beef Cannelloni , made with oven ready pasta, has a unique filling comprised of ground beef, spinach, carrots, fresh basil and no ricotta. The whipping cream and wine make it rich and delicious! It's the perfect, make-ahead, special and company worthy dinner recipe!
2200gbox of oven ready cannelloni * I use Catelli Express important to use oven ready
1/2lbextra lean ground beef8oz or 1 3/4 cp
4wholecarrotspeeled and grated
3cupsfresh spinachwashed and chopped
1/2cupdry white wine
3/4cupheavy whipping cream
1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese
2tbspchopped fresh basil
Creamy Tomato Sauce
2-28 oz- can stewed tomatoes
1/2cup whipping cream
1/4cupdry white wine
1/4cupgrated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 X 13 inch baking dish (lasagna dish) with non-stick cooking spray.
In a frying pan, over medium heat, sautee onions, celery and grated carrot with olive oil until soft. Add spinach and cook for 3 more minutes.
Meanwhile, cook ground beef over medium heat, in separate frying pan until browned. Then mix with veggie mixture.
Place meat/veggie mixture in food processor and process until finely chopped. Add whipping cream, white wine, roma tomatoes, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and basil and pulse (in food processor) just until combined.
Stuff each cannelloni with mixture until full, but not overflowing. The best way to do this is to hold the tubes upright (where the bottom is flush against the bottom of your hand.)
Then using a small teaspoon, spoon in the filling to the top and gently lay the tubes in the prepared 9 x 13 inch baking dish in a single layer. Then add the 2nd layer.
Creamy Tomato Sauce
Place stewed tomatoes with liquids in food processor and add garlic and onion, basil leaves , parmesan cheese, white wine and whipping cream.
Pour creamy tomato sauce over stuffed, uncooked oven ready cannelloni tubes.
Cover pan with aluminum foil and seal around edges (*this is very important) and bake for 50 minutes in preheated oven. Serve warm.
Garnish with additional parmesan cheese and/or fresh basil if desired.
*Note: In the United States, Cannelloni and Mannacotti are often used interchangeably.
Stuffed Beef Cannelloni
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Vitamin A 925IU19%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.