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Last week, I featured these Mini Cannelloni on the San Diego Living show. Made with wonton wrappers, these tasty morsels come together in matter of moments and are easily adaptable. Stuffed with a mixture of ricotta, chopped parsley, Parmesan, salt and pepper, these Mini Cannelloni are cooked in the oven until just crispy and golden. I love the contrast of the tender, creamy center and the crunchy, bubbled edges. Don’t have parsley on hand for the filling? Try fresh basil, tarragon or sage. Feeling ambitious? Try mixing in some sauteed asparagus, blanched peas or caramelized fennel. Roasted pumpkin or butternut squash would be great options in the fall. You can easily adapt the filling based on what produce is in season. Also, try switching up the sauce component. Brown butter, alfredo and pesto sauces would all be great substitutions for the classic tomato sauce shown above. Continue reading for the recipe. Plus I’ve announced the winners of the Marshmallow Madness giveaway below.
And the randomly selected winners of the Marshmallow Madness giveaway are:
Megan Gill-Kopp [Comment 15]
Lauren [Comment 31]
Kesha [Comment 62]
Congratulations! I will be contacting each of you via email to coordinate sending out the books. If you have not responded by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 18, I will need to select another winner. Thanks to all who participated!
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (or basil, sage, tarragon)
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Fresh wonton wrappers (10 - 15)
- Olive oil
- Tomato sauce, for serving
- Parsley leaves, for serving
- Shaved Parmesan, for serving
- Preheat an oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat for parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, chopped parsley, a pinch or two of salt, several turns of freshly ground black pepper and grated Parmesan cheese (I added a small handful of cheese). Taste and season with additional salt, pepper and cheese if needed.
- Using a small spoon, scoop 1 teaspoon of the ricotta mixture on to the center of a wonton wrapper. Roll into a tube then place on the prepared baking sheet, seam-side down. Repeated with remaining filling and wonton wrappers.
- Lightly brush each roll with olive oil then bake for 10 - 12 minutes. The edges will turn crispy and the center will puff up.
- To serve, top with tomato sauce, parsley leaves, shaved Parmesan and freshly ground black pepper.
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Brandon these look awesome and as usual, your photos are perfect!
These look fantastic – so cute! Love this idea! 🙂
Beth Michelle says
What a great idea to use wonton wrappers for these! They look wonderful.
So clever. I love wonton wrappers and I love Italian. Can’t wait to try this.
Great photos and awesome use of wonton wrappers. Buzzed them!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
How cute! They’d be perfect appetizers for my next dinner party. And I love that you’re using wonton wrappers.
Brandon Matzek says
Yes! These would be great appetizers too 🙂
I just read this post – about a few months too late! Major bummer! That’s what I get for missing a post! I’ve learned my lesson! haha
love this idea can these be frozen? if so how long?
Brandon Matzek says
Thanks! They can be frozen for about a month. Depends on how airtight your bag is!
Can you freeze them uncooked?
Brandon Matzek says
Hi Wendy! I’ve never tried this, but I’m sure you could.
Mr. Hogarth says
these mini Cannelloni are just amazing. I had some of these for the first time a few months ago in SoHo NY where they setup like an italian festival for a week or so. Thanks for this recipe, definitely will try these at home.
Luv, pasta dishes, exploring with new ideas. stumbled upon yours and they are
a definite must try. will substitute some fresh herbs, being eastcoast, but sure gave me many new ideas. Thanks.!!