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Cheesy Beef Cannelloni

Cheesy Beef Cannelloni – Pasta tubes filled with a delicious Ground Beef mixture, White Sauce over and covered in Cheese makes this the best all-season dinner recipe !

Cheesy Beef Cannelloni - Pasta tubes filled with a delicious Ground Beef mixture, White Sauce over and covered in Cheese makes this the best all-season dinner recipe !

Cheesy Beef Cannelloni is an all season pasta dish. And one of my favorite go-to recipes for dinner, especially when we have the kids over.

I like to serve the Cannelloni with side vegetables during the cooler months. One or two crispy salads during Summer makes this Beef Cannelloni a favorite. We never have any leftovers !

A Few years ago I would have skipped past the Cannelloni recipes as I thought filling the pasta tubes are a bit of a mess.

But once I tried it and had seen how easy it really is to fill the tubes, there was no stopping me. I now always have a couple of boxes on hand.

Cheesy Beef Cannelloni - Pasta tubes filled with a delicious Ground Beef mixture, White Sauce over and covered in Cheese makes this the best all-season dinner recipe !

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I have found that the easiest way to fill the pasta tubes is to place a tube upright in the oven dish. Fill with a teaspoon and tip the filled tube over on it’s side.

No matter if a bit of the filling goes over the tube as you start with a little of the meat mixture at the bottom of the oven dish anyhow. And, any remaining filling goes over the top.

You might also like our Pastitsio Cannelloni recipe !

Cannelloni pasta tubes filled with a delicious Ground Beef mixture, White Sauce over and covered in Cheese makes this the best all-season dinner recipe !

**These are the sauces I have used from KNORR :

  • Savory Mince Dry Cook-In-Sauce
  • Classic White Sauce

Cheesy Beef Cannelloni

Cheesy Beef Cannelloni
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Cannelloni pasta tubes filled with a delicious Ground Beef mixture, White Sauce over and covered in Cheese makes this the best all-season dinner recipe 

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 People
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 2 TB Vegetable Oil
  • 450 g Lean Ground Beef ( 1 pound )
  • 2 Onions finely chopped
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic crushed
  • 1 packet KNORR Savory Mince Dry Cook-In-Sauce see link above recipe
  • 1 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 can (410g) Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 t Dried Thyme
  • 1 t Dried Oregano
  • 1 t Dried Sage
  • 1 cup Fresh Cream (double cream/whipping cream)
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 packet KNORR Classic White Sauce see link above recipe
  • 18 tubes Cannelloni Pasta
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese grated
  • Parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray a 20 x 30cm (8 x 12 inch) oven dish with cooking oil
  2. In a large skillet heat the Oil and brown the Ground Beef – add the Onions and Garlic – cook 3 – 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Add the KNORR Savory Cook-In-Sauce powder, Water, Tomatoes, Thyme, Oregano and Sage – stir well and simmer 15 – 20 minutes until the meat is cooked through and the sauce has thickened – remove from heat and set aside

  4. Heat the Cream and Milk in a medium saucepan until just hot – remove from heat and whisk in the KNORR White Sauce powder until smooth and thickened
  5. Spoon a thin layer of the meat mixture onto the bottom of the prepared oven dish – start filling the Cannelloni pasta tubes and arrange on top of the meat layer – spoon over any leftover meat mixture and pour over the White Sauce
  6. Sprinkle the Cheese over and bake 35 – 45 minutes until the pasta is cooked

Serve warm sprinkled with Parsley and sides of your choice (veggies or salads).

LINDA

Cannelloni pasta tubes filled with a delicious Ground Beef mixture, White Sauce over and covered in Cheese makes this the best all-season dinner recipe !
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