Thursday, 7 August 2008

Vegetarian Cannelloni Recipe


Sweet Carrot and Tomato Ricotta Cannelloni Recipe

If you want to cook a pasta recipe for someone who does not like eating many vegetables then this recipe is definitely for you.

My vegetarian cannelloni recipe uses a combination of fresh vegetables whipped up into a sweet carrot and tomato sauce; I stuff the pasta with a ricotta and Parmesan filling and grate fresh cheddar cheese on top.

This is a huge hit in our house and it does not take long to cook. It is healthy and contains more vegetables than you would believe by taste alone, this is why it is perfect for people who are not big vegetable fans.

The sweet cannelloni sauce and ricotta cheese compliment each other so good, you really feel like you are having a naughty but nice dish when you eat my vegetarian cannelloni recipe.

I cooked my cannelloni for two people but you can double the ingredients for more people if you like.



Ingredients for Jeenas Vegetarian Cannelloni Recipe

1-2 Tomatoes (chopped)
1/4 Medium Onion (diced)
1/4- 1/2 Zucchini/Corgeutte (grated)
1 Small Garlic (minced)
1 Small Carrot (grated)
3 Tbsp Water
1 Large tsp Tomato Puree
1 Tub Ricotta Cheese
Parmesan to Grate
Salt (optional)
Cannelloni Tubes
1-2 Tbsp Agave Syrup or Light Brown Sugar (optional)
Cheddar to Grate
Olive Oil

'note...you can fill dried cannelloni tubes with out pre cooking them but you will need to add more water to the sauce so that the sauce does not dry up in the oven.'


How to Make Jeenas Vegetarian Cannelloni Recipe


Gently fry the tomatoes and onions until they start to soften.

Add the carrots, water and zucchini/corgeutte and simmer stiring well.



Add garlic and keep simmering, mix well.



When all the vegetables start to soften add the tomato puree and a little salt (optional) to season.




Add sugar or agave (optional).



When the sauce is cooked turn off the heat and pour into a blender.



Place ricotta chees into a bowl.

Grate some parmesan into the bowl and one tablespoon of the sweet canellonni sauce, stir well.



Take a pan of hot boiling lightly salted water and lightly cook the dried cannelloni tubes for a few minutes.

You may need to do this in small batches.




Very carefully take out the cannelloni tubes with a blunt knife and leave the tube with the knife inside on a plate to cool slightly.



Once the tube has cooled enough to touch use a small spoon to stuff the tubes with the ricotta filling.




Place all the tubes into a small oven dish.



Use the left over ricotta cheese filling to fill between the gaps of the cannelloni tubes.



Grate a little parmesan cheese on top.



Cover with the vegetable sauce.



Grate some cheddar cheese.




Cover with tin foil and place into a hot oven at 180C for approximetly 15-20 minutes.



Enjoy Jeenas delicious sweet tomato and carrot ricotta cannelloni recipe.




See my Pasta Recipe Index Page for more delicious pasta recipes.

38 comments:

Pamela said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the comments. I have to say your photos are great and this dish looks very delicious!

Shreya said...

all so new to me, and looks so wonderful!:-) love your step-by-step pics always!

Jan said...

That looks and sounds delish, Jeena. I love cannelloni, with or without meat.

Arundathi said...

oh my that looks so delicious!! cheers...off to buy me some cannelloni :)

Jenny said...

Oh what I wouldn't give for a nice plate of your cannelloni right now! It's way past my eating time, but these look terrific! Great post!

Ivy said...

These look so good,I wouldn't say no to a dish like that.

Prudy said...

What a great idea to puree your vegetables. No child would ever notice the zucchini like that. It looks delicious.

Pam said...

This looks really good Jeena. I love cannelloni. I so wish I could have a plate right now.

cookinpanda said...

This looks great. All those veggies and all that cheese. I can't imagine something that much more tasty.

Mary Ann said...

All those veggies look so delicious! This looks like a great meal. Yum!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

How delicious!! I'd love to try this immediately!!

Bridgett said...

Oh my goodness Jeena, that looks divine!! I love stuffed pasta dishes and I now will be forced to try this one ;) Such a hardship! Another fantastic dish, Jeena.

Grace said...

wowza, that sauce looks and sounds absolutely incredible! this is comfort food to the max! :)

Suma Rajesh said...

hey jeena..i will surly like this ...i am cheese lover so as my kid and hubby too.......this looks extra cheese and extra declious..tempting pic...

Paula said...

Oh my, Jeena, you've definitely hit a home run with this one. I really, really want this. Your step by step instructions and photos are excellent. I've not seen the cheese both inside as well as on top of the pasta before. I bet it creates an incredible flavor sensation. Love, too, that you've incorporated some veggies in this. My husband would go nuts over this. Another GREAT recipe from your kitchen. YUM!

Nora B. said...

Hi Jeena,
Thanks for dropping by my blog. I love this sauce! I usually make my cannelloni with tomato & pumpkin sauce, so I should try your recipe for a change.

cheers,
Nora

Kevin said...

Those look so good!

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Aggie said...

Jeena, this looks so delicious! I love knowing all those veggies are in the sauce. What a healthy pasta dish!

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

its a new dish to me. looks lovely, loved the step by step pictoral representation

Rajani said...

hi jeena, my first time to your blog. love the canneloni looks great and v. doable. will definitely try my hand at it! great blog!

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Snooky doodle said...

you re making me hungry. I m drooling. Great website. The step by step instructions really help :-)

Bharti said...

That looks just like my kind of recipe. It's so healthy and looks fabulously rich.

Camille said...

That looks like it will be a hit with my husband and boys! Its on the menu for next week. (I already shopped for this week:)

vandana rajesh said...

Yummy Jeena. First time here. this canneloni recipe looks really delicious...and thks for showing it step by step.

Arfi Binsted said...

boy, that looks yummy!!

Pragyan said...

Hi Jeena - First time on your blog. Lovely blog. Loved the step-by-step vibrant colored pics. Thanks!

Lisa said...

These look excellent!

hot garlic said...

My mouth is watering! This sounds and looks so good. What a great idea. I will definitely try this one. I will probably not stop thinking about it until I do!

Maria said...

I love all your photos! This recipe looks heavenly!

Poonam said...

Jeena, this looks so delicious!

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Mansi Desai said...

wow, that sure looks very pretty Jeena! and who could resist a stuffed pasta recipe:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeena, I made the cannelloni last night. It was fantastic and David loves it very much.
Looking forward for more of your vegetarian recipe.
Thanks heaps :)

Dana said...

Thanks for this wonderful recipe.I just came across your blog looking for a cannelloni recipe and as I'm vegetarian I was quite happy to find yours.
Awesome blog and I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks!

Dibs said...

Wonderful presentation. Was looking a canneloni recipe and glad to have found yours! I am making this for dinner!