Cannelloni with spinach and cream cheese

This is a dish all children love. It combines pasta for energy, milk and cheese for calcium, and spinach for iron.

Κανελόνια με σπανάκι και τυρί κρέμα

Ingredients

  • 1 packet cannelloni - 250 grams
  • 3/4 kg spinach
  • 4 cups various grated cheeses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon dill, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • Salt and pepper

 

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 glasses milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter

 

Preparation

  • Sauté the spinach in a pot with olive oil for 10 minutes.
  • Add 2 ½ cups of the grated cheese, milk, salt, dill and pepper, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Fill the cannelloni with the mixture and place them next to each other to a Pyrex dish.
  • In a pot melt the butter, add the flour and slowly pour the milk, stirring constantly.
  • Pour the sauce on the cannelloni along with 1 cup grated cheese.
  • Cover the cannelloni with tin foil so that they do not get burnt.
  • Cook in the oven at 200 degrees for 35 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, sprinkle with ½ cup grated cheese and bake for another 5-10 minutes, taking care that they are not cooked to dry. 
  • Serve warm
Advice

The nutritional information and recommendations on infant-toddler diet are indicative and refer to general guidance for this age group. Time that every child can be introduced to solid foods or add more to it’s diet, must be individualized. We recommend to set advise from your pediatrician about the specific nutritional needs of your child.