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Feta Cheese Cannelloni with Tomato Sauce

Try this delicious and easy to make feta cheese cannelloni with basil-tomato sauce, a simple vegetarian recipe with Italian roots.

Yesterday, I felt like I had to cook something new. I had an incurable state of laziness and all I wanted was to stay at home, watch a good movie and eat something that would tickle my taste buds. I was craving pasta. So I came up with the idea of making this feta cheese cannelloni with spinach and a simple tomato-basil sauce.

Feta Cheese Cannelloni with Spinach

This was my first time cooking stuffed cannelloni and I made some mistakes in terms of preparation. I will add what I’ve learnt in a list below. The taste however – amazing!

If you’re looking for more ideas on how to make different pasta sauces, check out my guide. Also, I recommend you try the other pasta recipes on the blog as well, such as: Pasta with vodka (Penne alla Vodka), Pasta with walnut pesto and Gruyere cheese, Pasta with Miso sauce , Vegan lasagna with mushrooms or Spaghetti pudding with cheese | Grandma’s recipe.

feta cheese cannelloni with tomatoes

Tips for stuffing cannelloni pasta

Being the first time I cooked cannelloni pasta, I didn’t manage to fill them perfectly, plus I was in a hurry because I was hungry! :)) So I’m adding below a list of tips to make some stuffed cannelloni that look good. Mine came out more “deflated”, but they were still tasty.

  • Use a filling spritz: Use a filling spritz, such as a plastic bag with the corner cut off, to fill cannelloni without making a mess or wasting time.
  • Fill the cannelloni completely: Make sure to completely fill the cannelloni with your favorite filling. This will ensure that every bite is full of flavor.
  • Tamp the filling: Push the filling inside to remove air bubbles.
  • Do not overlap the cannelloni: Try not to overlap the cannelloni in the pan, so that they bake evenly and do not stick together.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and sauce before baking: Sprinkle cheese and sauce on top of the cannelloni before baking to give them an appetizing appearance and to add even more flavor.
Spinach and Feta Stuffed Cannelloni Tray
feta cannelloni with tomatoes

Feta Cheese Cannelloni with Tomato Sauce
Try this delicious and easy to make feta cheese cannelloni with basil-tomato sauce, a simple vegetarian recipe with Italian roots.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 219 kcal


  • 400 g feta cheese
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • 20 pieces cannelloni about one pack
  • 5 tbsps tomato paste
  • 400 g canned tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add the feta cheese with spinach in the food processor and blend well until creamy. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if needed to process.
  • Start stuffing the cannelloni using a spritz or a teaspoon. Stuff them until they’re full.
  • Spray an oven tray with some olive oil.
  • Place the cannelloni in the oven tray.
  • In another bowl, add tomato paste, peeled & chopped tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and basil. Mix well and pour over the cannelloni in the tray. Spread evenly.
  • Add some water in the tray; not much, just a little, about 1/4 cup.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven at 180C (392F)
  • Cook for about half an hour then serve!


Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 12gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 967mgPotassium: 471mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2197IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 378mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cannelloni, cheese, feta cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, tomato sauce, tomatoes
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Wednesday 27th of March 2024

Thank you for the tips! These turned out great!


Thursday 19th of July 2018

Hello, Ruxandra,

I made this recipe with tofu yesterday and it was amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Glad you liked it! You're welcome!


Tuesday 26th of March 2013

Thanks Alise! Sure, as long as the article has a link back to my original post :)