Vegetarian Cannelloni in Tomato Sauce

Posted in Home Made Cooking

I wanted to make some lasagna, really! So I went to the local store and guess what? They had every single kind of noodle and pasta, except for of course, lasagna. So I look at the shelves and start brainstorming with my own self when I saw these Cannelloni I knew exactly what I’m going o make. It is only after I got home that I remembered I never actually made Cannelloni before. After I whipped up a vegetarian filling I started struggling with physically filling the pasta tubes, until I figured out that if I roll the filling into a thin tube I can easily stuff the Cannelloni. Finally, everything was ready, and really the more messy part is the stuffing because the sauce is so simple. The end result was yummy and comforting, just like pasta dishes should be. So I’m telling you all that you should not be afraid of hard work and mess embrace it and then…eat it.

Vegetarian Cannelloni in Tomato Sauce
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 12 Pieces
These Vegetarian Cannelloni may look complicated but they're really not, and the taste of them melting in your mouth is worth every second.
  • 12 Cannelloni Tubes
  • ½ Cup grated Cheese (Parmesan or any other cheese you like)
For the Filling:
  • 1 Cup Granulated TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein – Like crushed and soaked soy chunks)
  • 1½ Carrot – Grated
  • ½ Onion – Chopped
  • 10 Dried Tomatoes – Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Parsley – Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Chicken Spice (the spice mix you get in the store)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
For the Sauce:
  • 1½ Cans Tomato Paste (150ml each)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Dry Basil
  • 1 pinch Sugar
  • ½ Cup Whipping Cream (Heavy Cream)
  • 2½ Cups Hot Boiling Water
  1. Preheat oven to 370F (180C)
  2. Prepare the TVP by adding 1 cup of water and let stand for 5 minutes until TVP is soft and absorbed the water.
  3. Mix all the filling ingredients together until they are evenly mixed
  4. Stuff each tube and place in a Pyrex pan or deep baking pan. Organize in one layer.
  5. In a saucepan, mix all the sauce ingredients really well and let boil over medium heat. Remove from heat after about 3 minutes boiling.
  6. Pour the sauce over the stuffed Cannelloni tubes and sprinkle with grated cheese
  7. Cover with foil and place in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes

  1. What a delicious looking dish.