Cannelloni with Cheese Sauce


Hearty Italian casserole, this dish uses Marinara Sauce and White Sauce recipes, found in the Basic Recipes section.


2 cups
marinara sauce
1⁄4 pound
ground beef, browned
1⁄4 pound
italian sausage, browned
1 cup
onion, chopped and sauteed
cannelloni, large
1 cup
white sauce
6 ounces
cheddar cheese, grated
2 tablespoons
parmesan cheese, freshly grated


To make filling, combine browned beef, browned sausage, sauteed onion and Marinara Sauce. Cook cannelloni as directed, but cook for only 3/4 recommended time; rinse and drain. Fill cannelloni with filling mixture and pack firmly into greased baking dish.

To make cheese sauce, warm White Sauce until nearly boiling; add grated cheddar cheese and stir until melted. Pour over cannelloni, coating pasta generously. Cool.

To freeze: cover baking dish with aluminum foil; place in freezer bag. Label and freeze.

To prepare: uncover and bake frozen casserole in 400-degree oven for 1 hour, or until hot and bubbling. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, return to oven for 5 minutes to brown top.