Cannelloni is a popular Italian dish that traditionally uses pasta tubes stuffed with a filling and baked in a tomato or béchamel sauce. However, for those who follow a gluten-free diet, this dish can be a bit of a challenge. Thankfully, with a few tweaks, you can make gluten-free cannelloni that is just as delicious as the traditional version. Here’s how to make gluten-free cannelloni.
- 12-14 gluten-free cannelloni tubes
- 2 cups of ricotta cheese
- 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese
- 2 cups of fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups of tomato sauce
- 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a baking dish.
- Cook the cannelloni tubes according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, chopped spinach, egg, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Fill the cannelloni tubes with the ricotta mixture using a piping bag or a small spoon.
- Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on the bottom of the greased baking dish.
- Arrange the stuffed cannelloni tubes in a single layer over the tomato sauce.
- Pour the remaining tomato sauce over the top of the cannelloni tubes.
- Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the top of the tomato sauce.
- Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the cannelloni is cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove the foil and continue to bake for an additional 5-10 minutes to lightly brown the cheese on top.
- Remove the baking dish from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
Gluten-free cannelloni may require a bit of extra effort, but the end result is a delicious and satisfying dish that is sure to please everyone at the table. By using gluten-free cannelloni tubes and a simple filling of ricotta cheese and spinach, you can still enjoy this classic Italian dish without any gluten. Serve alongside a fresh salad and a glass of red wine for a delicious and gluten-free dinner.