Courgette and mushroom cannelloni recipe

By Simon Rimmer

  1. Serves 4-6
  2. Takes 30 minutes to make, 10 minutes in the oven, plus chilling
  3. Rating

Simon Rimmer's scrumptious courgette cannelloni dinner makes the most of summer vegetables and is a great means to get children to eat veggies.

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Courgette and mushroom cannelloni

Ingredients

  1. 12 fresh lasagne sheets
  2. 350g mixed mushrooms (shiitake, brown caps etc), sliced
  3. 350g courgettes, grated
  4. 25g butter, plus extra for greasing
  5. 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil,
  6. plus extra for drizzling
  7. 150g baby spinach, roughly chopped
  8. 1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh mint
  9. 200g ricotta, drained
  10. Pinch of nutmeg
  11. Grated zest of 1 lemon
  12. 150g Roquefort
  13. 1 large free-range egg yolk
  14. 100ml double cream
  15. 2 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped, to garnish

Method

  1. 1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain, refresh and set aside. In a frying pan, cook the mushrooms, courgettes, butter and olive oil for 5 minutes, until soft. Season well, stir in the spinach and mint and transfer to a colander to drain off the excess liquid.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, beat the ricotta with the nutmeg until smooth. Add the lemon zest, season, then fold through the mushroom mix. Spoon the filling along the short edge of each lasagne sheet and roll up. Sit seam-side down in 1-2 buttered rectangular ovenproof dish/es.
  3. 3. For the glaze, blend the cheese, egg yolk and cream in a food processor (or by hand), until smooth. Glaze the top of the cannelloni and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. 4. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Bake the cannelloni for 8 minutes to warm through, then finish under a preheated grill for 2 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Toss the tomatoes in some more extra-virgin olive oil and scatter over the top to serve.

Nutritional info

Per serving (based on 6): 421kcals, 31.2g fat (16.8g saturated), 15.5g protein, 21g carbs, 4.4g sugar, 1.4g salt

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