Quick and Easy Manicotti/Cannelloni

Quick and Easy Manicotti/Cannelloni


makes about 12 


1 cup chopped and cooked wild greens or spinach

1/4 cup chopped onions

2 cloves minced garlic

2 T. olive oil

a handful minced parsley (about 1/4 cup)

3 cups ricotta cheese (about 1 1/2 pounds)

2 eggs

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cups mozzarella 


1 package of fresh lasagna pasta (The brand I bought weighed 8.8 ounces)

about 1 - 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce


Sautè the onions and garlic in the olive oil until wilted, and add the greens or spinach and the parsley. Let it cool, then put in a bowl and mix with the rest of the ingredients, reserving about 1/4 cup of the mozzarella. Cut the lasagna sheets in half and fill with the ricotta mixture and roll up. Spread a little tomato sauce on the bottom of the casserole; place the manicotti in the casserole and spread more tomato sauce over the manicotti. Sprinkle the reserved mozzarella on top and bake for about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes at 350 degrees until cooked and heated through.