Monday, March 2, 2015

3 Cheeses Cannelloni

Cannelloni is a large tube of pasta that is meant to be filled.

Most times we (Italians) stuff it with cooked ground beef and layer it with both marinara sauce and besciamella sauce.
This time I tried something different.
This has a caprese flavor to it.

This is such a great tasting meal, and so simple to make.
I used 

three different kind of cheeses.

2 cups of cottage cheese 
(can be substituted with ricotta cheese)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons of Pesto

1 package of cannelloni 
(or manicotti or big shells)
Pretty much any kind of pasta that can be stuffed!

Quick marinara sauce:
Heat up 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, 1 large can of crushed tomatoes, basil+garlic+salt. Cook for 5 minutes. You want to taste the freshness of the tomatoes.

Mix the cheeses with the pesto, 
stuff the pasta 
and layer them on a bed of fresh marinara sauce.

When done filling, 
add more marinara sauce and cover with aluminum foil.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Top with Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

***insert here picture of melted cheesy deliciousness***
(forgot to take a picture and when I remembered it was ALL gone)

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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
No wonder that it was all gone... looks delicious and it tastes delicious too such manicotti! Will certainly try this recipe. Hope you too had some lovely weather, we had 70s yesterday, for a change after much cold, windy and rainy weather.
Sending you hugs,

Kelly said...

Yum, yum, yum! I could definitely live in Italy with all of that good food. i bet eating something like that the night before one of your marathons would be a great source of energy too!

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Gentle Joy said...

This looks wonderful! :)

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Looks delicious to me! I always forget to take a picture of my finished food right before we eat it! I have about 10 posts ready for whenever I make that dish again and can remember to take a pic! LOL!

Carla from The River said...

Yummy!! I am excited to give this a try. Thank you for sharing.

Mindi Carwin said...

Yum! I LOVE stuffed pasta, it is one of my faves! Thanks for sharing this I am totally going to try it, and it looks easy, which is awesome! Pinned!

Brandi said...

This looks delicious. Growing up my mom made manicotti for us all the time. I love that the cannelloni noodles don't have to be boiled before stuffing. This is something I could handle and would love to try for dinner one day. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh my goodness this looks SO good, my mouth is watering now! I'm pinning and making for dinner this week!