Spinach & feta cannelloni

Spinach & feta cannelloni

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A low fat, high iron dish that makes a great mid-week meal for all the family

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal274
  • fat12g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre8g
  • protein22g
  • salt3.54g
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Ingredients

  • 4 large sheets no-pre-cook lasagne (we used Sainsbury's fresh egg lasagne from a 250g pack)
  • 1kg frozen spinach, defrosted
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 200g pack low-fat feta cheese
  • generous grating nutmeg
  • large handful olives, pitted and chopped
    Bowl of olives

    Olive

    ol-liv

    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • 1 tbsp caper, rinsed
    Capers

    Capers

    kay-per

    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 25g Parmesan, grated
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the lasagne sheets in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 5 mins or prepare according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, squeeze as much water as possible from the spinach, then mix with the feta, nutmeg and some seasoning. Drain the pasta, then cut each sheet in half vertically. Spoon 4 tbsp of the filling along the centre of each half, then roll up to enclose. Place in a lightly oiled baking dish.

  2. Mix the olives, capers and tomatoes together in a bowl, season, then spoon over the cannelloni. Sprinkle with parmesan, cover with foil, then bake for 20 mins.

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Nancy54321
10th Jan, 2013
Loved this dish really easy to make . Added some cherry tomatoes copped in half and garlic. Also added half a jar of passata sauce to add extra flavour and to make more sauce. Also added two pinches of chilli flakes. This is really filling and just great on it's own with some garlic bread. I made three servings and cooked them all separately. Would of been great to freeze if any left over. But between the three off us we ate it all. Much better then store bought. Will always make from fresh now. Even my meat loving husband thought it was great.
abudhabikatie
23rd Sep, 2012
5.05
Delicious. My hubbie liked it too. Used Mountain Bread instead of lasagna to make a bit lower carb. Put a bit of garlic in my tomato sauce too, but otherwise followed the recipe. Will definitely make again.
try-it-twice
20th Jun, 2012
5.05
Good recipe, simple and tasty. Highly praised by all.
estpyz
24th Sep, 2011
4.05
great recipe!! Only I made more sauce to cover all the pasta. Im defiantly going to try some of the additions people have mentioned.
vareyjon
9th Oct, 2010
1.05
I used dairylea cheese instead of feta and my wife hated it !! So I have decided never to cook for her again the ungrateful bag.
hehesquirrel
25th Sep, 2010
4.05
This is delicious! I made my own tomato sauce as well. It was great!
lesley_whalley
25th Jul, 2010
Totally delicious as per recipe, but takes forever to cook - no where near hot in the 20 mins given - nearer an hour! Used a fan oven at 200C, anyone else had this problem?
susannekaluza
25th Nov, 2009
5.05
Loved it! Followed the advice here and spiced up the tomatosauce. To simplify I used shop bought, added some garlic, fresh basil, the olives and capers. Dinner was a huge hit both with the 2 year old and my husband (who previously has hated capers, but thought this dish was the best pasta dish he'd ever eaten!).
lkacera
10th Jul, 2009
4.05
i like it. i used both fresh and frozen spinach and they taste sooo good. easy to make.
mccroft
7th Jul, 2009
5.05
This is so lush. I've made it twice now. Using riccota cheese and fresh spinach. My husband hates olives but even he enjoys it. My young children love olives so happily eat it and really like capers now.

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