Spicy beef cannelloni Recipe

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Fancy an alternative to spaghetti? Why not try this quick and easy pasta dish – spicy beef cannelloni


  • 400g extra-lean minced beef
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1x450g pouch of Spicy Sauce
  • 1 pinch fresh oregano
  • 1 pinch fresh thyme
  • 50g mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 50g ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12 cannelloni


  • Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4

  • In a large pan, cook the beef over a high heat until browned. With a slotted spoon, remove from the pan

  • Drain and discard nearly all the fat from the pan and add the onion, red pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally for 4 mins or until soft.

  • Return the beef to the pan along with the sauce, oregano and thyme, then heat through

  • After 5 mins, remove sauce from heat

  • Mix the cheeses together in a bowl, add half to the beef mix and stir, then add the parsley and egg yolk and mix well.

  • Fill the cannelloni, then spread a little of the reserved sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Place the cannelloni in dish and pour the remaining sauce over the top.

  • Cover and bake for 30 mins, then remove cover. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  • Bake uncovered for 15 mins or until bubbly.

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