Spinach, cheese and potato cannelloni

Just like Nonna used to make (or still does).

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 5 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Feed the family with this delicious and nourishing spinach, cheese and potato cannelloni for dinner tonight - sure to become a family favourite in no time!
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Spinach, cheese and potato cannelloni
  • 600 gram potatoes, chopped coarsely
  • 500 gram spinach, trimmed, chopped coarsely
  • 200 gram feta, crumbled
  • 1 cup (80g) finely grated pecorino cheese or parmesan
  • 3 clove garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 700 gram tomato passata
  • 2 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 400 gram canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 250 gram dried instant cannelloni tubes


Spinach, cheese and potato cannelloni
  • 1
    Place potatoes in a large saucepan with enough cold water to just cover; bring to the boil. Boil for 15 minutes or until potato is tender; drain. Mash potato in a large bowl; season to taste.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, boil, steam or microwave spinach until wilted; drain. When cool enough to handle, squeeze excess water from spinach.
  • 3
    Add spinach to mashed potato with 150g feta, 2/3 cup pecorino, garlic and sage; season to taste.
  • 4
    Place oil, passata, sugar, tomatoes and the water in a large saucepan over medium heat; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes or until reduced slightly.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180°C.
  • 6
    Using a large piping bag, fill cannelloni with potato mixture. Spread 1/2 cup sauce into a shallow 25cm x 32cm ovenproof dish; top with cannelloni, in a single layer, then top with remaining sauce, feta and pecorino. Cover dish with foil.
  • 7
    Bake cannelloni for 30 minutes or until pasta is tender. Increase oven to 200°C, remove foil from dish; cook for a further 10 minutes or until golden.


Passata is a sieved tomato puree sold alongside other bottled pasta sauces in most supermarkets. You can use your favourite pasta sauce instead, if you prefer.

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