Broccoli and Ricotta Cannelloni

Source : Preheat The Oven To 190clightly Grease An Ovenproof Dish With Olive Oil Then Bring A Large Saucepan Of Water To The Boil Add A Little Olive Oil And Si...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : August 11, 2021

Step:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C

  2. Lightly grease an ovenproof dish with olive oil. Then bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, add a little olive oil and simmer the cannelloni uncovered for about 6 or 7 minutes until nearly cooked

  3. In the meantime steam or boil the broccoli for 10 minutes until tender

  4. Drain the pasta, rinse under cold water and reserve.

  5. Drain the broccoli and leave to cool, then place into a food processor or blender and whizz until smooth and set aside

  6. Place the breadcrumbs into a bowl and add the milk and oil and stir until softened.

  7. At the ricotta, broccoli purée, not make, 60 mL of the Parmesan cheese and seasoning, then set aside

  8. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onions and garlic then fry for about 6 minutes or until softened, then stir in the tomatoes, tomato purée, black olives, thyme and seasoning. Boil rapidly for 2 to 3 minutes then pour into the base of the dish

  9. Spoon the cheese mixture into a piping bag fitted with a half inch nozzle carefully open up the cannelloni tubes, standing each one upright on a board pipe the filling into each tube.

  10. Lay them in rows in the tomato sauce

  11. Brush the tops of the cannelloni with a little olive oil and sprinkle over the remaining Parmesan cheese and pine nuts

  12. Bake in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until golden on top


Ingredients

  1. 12 dried cannelloni tubes about 3 inches long
  2. 450 g broccoli florets
  3. 75 g fresh breadcrumbs
  4. 150 mL milk
  5. 60 mL olive oil
  6. 225 g ricotta cheese
  7. pinch grated nutmeg
  8. 90 mL grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese
  9. to taste salt and pepper
  10. 30 mL pine nuts for sprinkling
  11. For the Tomato Sauce
  12. 30 mL olive oil
  13. 1 onion finely chopped
  14. 1 garlic clove crushed
  15. 2 (400 g) can of chopped tomatoes
  16. 15 mL tomato purée
  17. 4 black olives stoned and chopped
  18. 1 teaspoon dried thyme

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