Cannelloni al Forno – Casalinga Style

Cannelloni al Forno

Cannelloni al Forno – Casalinga Style

Sometimes when I’m looking for inspiration for dinner, I first have a look to see what I have at home. When I searched my kitchen I found cannelloni tubes. I have tried different recipes, but Mario Batali’s Cannelloni al Forno (Casalinga Style) is my favorite. Casalinga is Italian for “housewife”, so you know that this is a comfort food recipe. The only change I make is not adding the bechamel sauce on top. I don’t love dishes that are too creamy or too cheesy (which is weird because I love cheese), so I just grate parmesan on top of the tomato sauce before baking. This recipe was again a success and made enough dinner for 2 evenings!

 

Prep for making the tomato sauce - shallots, garlic, carrot, and thyme

Prep for making the tomato sauce – shallots, garlic, carrot, and thyme

 

The filling - ground pork and veal with milk, parmesan, flour, and egg

The filling – ground pork and veal with milk, parmesan, flour, and egg

 

First a layer of the tomato sauce

First a layer of the tomato sauce

 

Filled cannelloni tubes

Filled cannelloni tubes

 

Freshly grated parmesan on top

Freshly grated parmesan on top

 

Cannelloni al Forno fresh out of the oven!

Cannelloni al Forno fresh out of the oven!

 

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