Welcome to Mama's Italian Recipes Blog

So who is Mama? Mama is a full blooded Italian woman raised in Brooklyn New York surrounded with good food and Italian culture. I want to share the recipes of the old world with the new world. Known for her exceptional dishes she loves nothing more than to prepare and serve these recipes to her friends and family.

Now, we share them with you.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni Recipe

This is a sure to please!

3 cups fresh spinach , steamed, drained and finely chopped (don;t over cook, you want the spinach just slightly cooked)
2 cups Ricotta Cheese
1/3 cup of freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
salt and pepper
4 tablespoons of finely chopped Fresh Basil
2 ½ cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup of grated fresh parmesan cheese, for topping
5 ounces of lasagna sheets, fresh
1. Mix the first 5 ingredients together.
2. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
3. Place 1/3rd cup of filling into the centre of each pasta sheet and roll into a cylinder.
4. When all sheets are filled place a cup of tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 inch pan and then lay the rolled filled cannelloni's on top of it.
5. After assembly spread the remaining sauce on top then sprinkle with remaining cheese.
6. Bake about 30 mins until they are bubbling and golden then let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 4 – ENJOY!