Last month I made a healthy, low calorie Spinach & Feta Cannelloni. If you recall, the Mr said he would like to try a version with veggie mince. I gave it a go this week. Here is what you will need to make my Quorn, Ricotta & Tomato Cannelloni for two:
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped
- 1/2 Red Pepper, chopped
- 1 Tin Tomatoes 400g
- 1 tsp dried Basil
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 100g Quorn Mince
- 3 Fresh Lasagne Sheets
- 125g Ricotta Cheese
- 30g Cheddar, grated
Preheat your oven to 200°C
Spray a glass dish with oil.
Prepare the lasagne sheets by laying them in a baking tray and pouring over boiling water. Leave for 5 minutes then drain, set aside until needed. (Or follow packet instructions.)
Add the oil to a large, heavy based saucepan and fry the onion & the garlic for a couple of minutes. Add the pepper and cook for a further few minutes. Add the tin of tomatoes then stir in the basil, sugar and season with salt & pepper. Simmer until thickened. (approx 5-10 minutes.)
Reserve 4 tbsp of the sauce in a bowl then add the quorn mince to the pan. Simmer until cooked through. (approx 5-10 minutes.)
Cut each lasagne sheet in half to make a total of 6. Spread some ricotta cheese over a third of a sheet and top with some of the tomato mince mixture. Carefully roll up and place into the prepared dish, seam side down. Rinse and repeat for the remaining 5.
Top the cannelloni with the sauce reserved from earlier then sprinkle over the grated cheese. Cover with foil and put in the oven for 15 minutes then remove the foil and cook for a further 5-10 minutes. Until the cheese is bubbling.
Serve either on it’s own or with a slice (or two!) of garlic bread.
Even though this has more to it than the spinach & feta version, it still remains a reasonably low calorie dish. It clocks in at 428 calories per portion and it’s also a rather decent size! Very filling & very tasty. It’s also quite enjoyable to make too. There’s something about rolling up those cannelloni that’s strangely therapeutic.
Thanks again for reading my little muffins!