Sunday, September 11, 2011

Vegetable Stuffed Cannelloni

Good afternoon bloggers! Welcome to another edition of everyone's favorite recipe blog, Everyday Meals. Today, we are going to explore cannelloni! I'm sure most of you know what cannelloni is, but for those of you who do not, here is a brief schooling. Cannelloni are large, rectangular pasta sheets that are rolled into a cylindrical shape to hold a stuffing or a filling inside of it. Cannelloni roughly translates to "large reeds" in Italian. Many times, cannelloni is often mistaken for manicotti, which is actually an Italian dinner crepe. So, now that we all know what cannelloni is, what do you say we get in the kitchen and make something delicious?

Vegetable Stuffed Cannelloni

You will need:

  • 8 cannelloni noodles
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 shallots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup dry sherry
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small eggplant, diced
  • 2 roasted red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot of salted water, parboil the cannelloni.  
  2. Meanwhile, cook 2 cloves garlic and 2 shallots in 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat for 30 seconds. 
  3. Pour in the sherry, raise heat to high, and reduce the liquid by half. 
  4. Stir in cream and reduce until there is about 1.5 cups of liquid. 
  5. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste, then set the cream sauce aside. 
  6. In a large skillet, heat one tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. 
  7. Cook the onion, 3 shallots, 3 cloves garlic, mushrooms, zucchini, and eggplant in olive oil until all vegetables are tender and transfer to a large bowl. 
  8. Stir in the red peppers, basil, oregano, ricotta, and Parmesan cheese. 
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  10. Set the filling aside. 
  11. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  12. Lightly grease one 9x13 inch baking dish. 
  13. Stuff the vegetable and cheese filling into the cannelloni. 
  14. Place in the prepared baking dish and cover with cream sauce. 
  15. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  16. Enjoy!

I hope you all have a wonderful day. If you're from the states, please take a moment to remember the fallen from 9/11. Say a prayer and have a slow day. I will catch you all on the flip side. Happy blogging to all. <3