Simple beef, spinach and ricotta cannelloni

If you love good, honest and comforting food: this is the right site for you! Today I share a recipe for a delicious beef, spinach and ricotta cannelloni.

 If you love good, honest and comforting food: this is the right site for you! Today I share a recipe for a delicious beef, spinach and ricotta cannelloni.

Spring

Oh, Spring! As I’m typing this, I feel a soft breeze coming in through our opened balcony doors. The sun is shining exceptionally bright: Noes and I have already enjoyed some time outside! Last year, when we first got her, we didn’t want her out on the balcony at all. Afraid she would run to the neighbours (which she did) and maybe even fall down….

This year, however, I felt like giving it a go again. Noes is so attached to me that she’ll follow me anywhere (literally anywhere. Privacy? What is that?) so I felt confident that she wouldn’t stray too far.

If you love good, honest and comforting food: this is the right site for you! Today I share a recipe for a delicious beef, spinach and ricotta cannelloni.

At first, she was extremely scared. She was born in a tiny apartment and had never seen much of the outside before, so everything was new to her! She had already ‘met’ the wind, as I often open our balcony doors (we have those mosquito nets in front of the door, so it’s open but she can’t go out) but actually being outside was still a little different. Such a funny thing to see, little kitty exploring the world… What is this? What is that? Such a strange sensation, feeling wind on your nose for the first time!

Anyway, soon the scared turned into excited. She did go over to the neighbours balcony once, but luckily she was back within seconds and hasn’t tried that since. She loves walking around, sniffing everything, peeking at the neighbours down below… Haha! But she is also super happy to go back inside again. Usually, after 10 minutes or so she goes inside herself. This makes me sort of happy: I know that she likes to be outside with me, but that she doesn’t necessarily miss it when we’re inside.

If you love good, honest and comforting food: this is the right site for you! Today I share a recipe for a delicious beef, spinach and ricotta cannelloni.

At times I’m afraid that we’re not giving Noes everything she needs, because she can’t go outside on her own. However, she doesn’t know anything else than the life we can provide, and when we come back from our parents farm she always looks so happy to be back to the ‘oversee-able’ apartment that we live in.

Cannelloni

Okay, I got SO distracted! When I started writing about Spring, I wanted to say that even though I love this nice weather, I will miss the comforting dishes we usually have in winter…. Like lasagna and big bowls of pasta. Spring makes me want to eat lighter things like salads, don’t you agree?

If you love good, honest and comforting food: this is the right site for you! Today I share a recipe for a delicious beef, spinach and ricotta cannelloni.

Anyway, what I also wanted to say was that Spring still has those cold and rainy days. Or, in general, days where you just need a little pick me up. Am I right? I can often use a little extra comforting, and I like to do that with food.

So, what I basically want to say is that even though this is a pasta dish, it is perfectly fine to make this in Spring. Or Summer. I don’t judge.

If you love good, honest and comforting food: this is the right site for you! Today I share a recipe for a delicious beef, spinach and ricotta cannelloni.

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If you love good, honest and comforting food: this is the right site for you! Today I share a recipe for a delicious beef, spinach and ricotta cannelloni.

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Simple cannelloni with spinach, beef and ricotta


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 250 g fresh lasagna sheets*
  • 450 g creamed spinach frozen
  • 250 g minced meat
  • 200 ml tomato sauce
  • 100 g ricotta
  • 60 g grated cheese
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bell pepper yellow or red
  • oil, salt, pepper, Italian herbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Grease a casserole dish with some oil.

  2. Chop the onion in pieces. Heat up a frying pan, and cook them until soft. Add the minced garlic, and the seasoned (salt, pepper) minced meat. Stir through.


  3. Chop the bell pepper into pieces and add, once the minced meat has browned, to the pan. Cook for around 3 minutes.

  4. Add the creamed spinach and cook until defrosted. Season with extra salt, pepper and Italian herbs.

  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the tomato sauce and ricotta. Season with some salt pepper and herbs.


  6. Take one of the lasagna sheets, place a big spoonful of the mixture inside and roll up. Place this in the casserole dish, and continue until you're out of sheets or filling.

  7. Pour the tomato ricotta mixture over the rolls, and top with the grated cheese. Place in the oven for around 40 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and golden. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*: if there is no fresh pasta available in supermarkets near you, you can use the dried lasagna sheets and (individually) cook them for around 3 minutes.

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