Baked Lamb & Rosemary Cannelloni
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Baked Lamb & Rosemary Cannelloni

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A delicious twist on an italian classic.
<b>Prep:</b> 20 mins Prep: 20 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 40 mins Cook: 40 mins
Serves 4-6 Serves 4-6
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
Low Sodium Low Sodium
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  • 600-800g Quality Mark lean lamb mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup Campbell’s Real Stock - Salt Reduced Chicken
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 cup pumpkin, grated
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • ¾ cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped (plus extra for garnish)
  • 200g crème fraîche


  • 3-4 fresh lasagne sheets
  • 1 cup cheese, grated – mozzarella, Cheddar, Parmesan or a mixture


Preheat the oven to 180°C.


Heat a dash of oil in a large saucepan over a very high heat. Add the lamb in two batches to brown, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon. Drain and set aside in a bowl.

Reduce the heat to medium and add another dash of oil to the pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft. Add the lamb back to the pan along with one can of tomatoes, stock, cayenne pepper, sugar, rosemary, pumpkin and spinach. Simmer for about 10 minutes until reduced to a thick sauce. Stir through the mint and season to taste.


Cover the base of the baking dish with the second can of tomatoes. Bring a pot of water to the boil. Remove from heat then soak the unfolded pasta sheets for a few minutes to soften. Gently remove with a wooden spoon and cool slightly, then cut into rectangles. Spoon a line of the mince near the short edge of a rectangle and roll it up. Place the roll seam side-down in the baking dish. Repeat until the dish is full. Spread the crème fraîche over the cannelloni tubes to cover them, sprinkle with the cheese, season with salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

If need be, grill for a few minutes just before serving to get it golden and bubbling on top. Just before serving, sprinkle with extra mint leaves. Serve with a crisp seasonal salad dressed with vinaigrette.

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 462g
Energy kJ (kcal) 2203 (526)
Protein (g) 39.7
Fat (g) 31.3
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 20.9
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 546
Iron (mg) 3.7
Zinc (mg) 6.9
Vitamin B12 (ug) 3.0
Vitamin D (ug) 0.85
Selenium (ug) 14.1

This dish provides a source of selenium, an essential mineral contributing to growth and development in children.
  • If you have extra pasta and mince, you can make another smaller dish of cannelloni and freeze it for a quick week night meal.
  • Cooking mince from room temperature will help it brown better. Remove from the fridge about half an hour before cooking and keep covered.
  • Cut the strips of pasta to fit the dish you have, i.e. for an oval oven baking dish, use increasingly smaller rolls toward the ends.
  • Try a homemade vinaigrette for a green salad: Combine 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar with 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard. Whisk or shake well and season. It’s zingy and delicious! 
  • To reduce the fat content of this dish, substitute some of the cheese with Edam. You can also reduce the fat by substituting sour cream for the crème fraîche.

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 14 reviews, with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5
Best recipe. I spoon the mixture into the already made cannelloni tubes (from a box at supermarket) and it's much easier and faster to make
Posted by Kate 2016-05-31 00:29:09
Glad you enjoyed it, Ange :)
Posted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand 2015-06-22 09:03:41
Absolutely fantastic, it was a smash hit. No doubt I'll be making it again & again.
Posted by Ange Rosewall 2015-06-21 15:32:58
Made these last night and they were a hit with my flatmates! SO delicious and surprisingly really straightforward! Definitely adding these to the menu in the future! Thanks! :)
Posted by Liz 2015-06-09 16:30:59
What could be used instead of creme fraiche please?
Posted by Janice 2015-04-09 10:12:27
Video makes it so simple.
Have put this on menus list for family staying for 2 weeks.
I know all will enjoy.
The free magazines are the best, thank you.
Posted by Janice 2015-04-09 10:09:57
Very yummy and easy to make. 1 star off for the use of crème fraîche.
Posted by Andrew McMillan 2015-04-07 08:04:27
Amazing! Will be having this again.
Posted by Jono Skinner 2014-10-13 21:07:06
Yummy had it with family all loved it.
Posted by Marils 2014-09-15 09:06:03
Tried this tonight and got a big thumbs up from my hard to get a comment from husband. The only thing I might use a little less Cayenne Pepper as my hubby has a low tolerance for hot things!
Posted by Jill Vercoe 2014-08-13 13:40:18
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