Ham & leek cannelloni

Ham & leek cannelloni

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
A filling family meal for under a fiver

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal402
  • fat16g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.65g
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  • 3 leeks, sliced into 1cm chunks



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 85g wafer-thin ham, roughly torn
  • 8 fresh lasagne sheets
  • 200g tub half-fat crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 50g strong cheddar, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 85g breadcrumb


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Simmer the sliced leeks with the stock in a covered pan for 5 mins until tender. Drain the leeks, reserving the stock, then mix them with the ham and some seasoning. Divide the mixture into 8, spoon along the middle of each lasagne sheet, roll up, then tuck into an ovenproof dish, joined sides down.

  2. Mix 300ml of the reserved stock with the crème fraîche, mustard and most of the grated cheese. Season, then pour over the cannelloni. Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and remaining cheese, then bake for 20 mins until the top is golden and crisp, and the leek filling is piping hot. Great with a green salad.

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Ellen Musgrove's picture
Ellen Musgrove
15th Feb, 2020
Genuinely the worst food I’ve ever eaten. Bland and barely enough sauce! Far too much breadcrumbs too, would not recommend. Opted for a McDonald’s instead...
5th Apr, 2016
Made as a lasagna as well. Very easy recipe, but did feel it needed a healthy side dish.
19th Dec, 2015
An excellent dish! Made to the quantities as given in the recipe. The secret is to have a dish which the rolled lasagne's fit into snugly, then they are covered completely with the sauce and cook to perfection. Some fried mushrooms add to the flavour. I cooked at 190 deg until the breadcrumbs started to brown, then added the grated cheese which had some Parmesan, grated garlic and nutmeg added. Mwahh!
11th Oct, 2012
Very easy to make and a good basis for other variations. The mustard and the breadcrumbs were a good addition - maybe I'll sorte the leeks in butter next time.
18th Apr, 2012
Very nice although could do with a little more sauce so would recommend using slightly more stock
3rd Feb, 2012
Didn't enjoy this meal at all, the sauce was very sickly and the lasagna sheets were do thick and chewy, won't be making again.
9th Aug, 2011
I made this with extra chicken and mushrooms as well as ham and leek, added extra pepper and fennel seeds and some garlic soft cheese to the mix in the tubes. Also used dry cannelloni tubes rather than fresh. I thickened the sauce as others suggested but wished I hadn't has when using the dried tubes it soaked up all the sauce, but otherwise it was excellent. Will make again with minor adjustments. Served with green beans and crusty bread.
28th Nov, 2010
I made the pasta version of this dish and added a few chopped mushrooms with the leeks. I also sprinkled cheese and breadcrumbs over the top and cooked it in the over for 15 minutes until golden. It was quick, easy and extremely tasty, will definitely be making this dish again.
8th Oct, 2010
Made it as a lasagne and added some garlic and a little sweet chillis sauce to the leek mixture, as well as some mushrooms. Great flavour but took ages to cook as the sauce was too thin - next time I'd do it without as much stock.
23rd Aug, 2010
Here is a good tip for this recipe, just replace the ham by some jamon iberico de bellota, in case you do not know it this is probably the best ham in the world, it is extremely tasty and healthy (no cholesterol), it comes from a particular breed of swine only found in Spain and Portugal. While it is a bit pricey, the results on the recipe are just amazing. If you want to keep it low budget, buy some Serrano ham which is also great. I always buy my iberico ham online at Buyjamon.com as it is fresh and delivered to your door. BuyJamon.com the market place for iberico ham.


24th Mar, 2017
could I use chicken stock instead?
goodfoodteam's picture
29th Mar, 2017
Yes you can!
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