How to make tuna cannelloni


Without doubt, one of the most traditional dishes of Italian cuisine are the delicious cannelloni, a pasta recipe that is originally prepared with minced meat and bechamel sauce on top. Despite this, it is possible to make different fillings for cannelloni and make this dish a bit more versatile. In this article, we show you specifically how to make tuna cannelloni, try them and you will see how tasty the combination of all the ingredients is.

4 people Low difficulty Ingredients:
  • 12 units or cannelloni pasta plates
  • 3 cans of canned tuna
  • 200 ml of fried tomato
  • 1 onion
  • grated cheese
  • olive oil
  • bay leaf
  • For the bechamel:
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 l of milk
  • Salt
  • nutmeg
  • black pepper
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The first step to start doing these Tuna cannelloni is boil pasta plates for cannelloni. To do this, place a large pot on the fire with water, a pinch of salt, a stream of olive oil and a bay leaf. You must boil the pasta plates and, preferably, remove them from time to time to avoid sticking and breaking. It is best that you respect the cooking time indicated on their packaging, although it will be enough for about 8 or 10 minutes.


When the pasta plates are ready, carefully remove them from the pot, drain and see them placed on top of the kitchen marble leaving enough separation between them. Now is the time to start preparing cannelloni stuffing. First, put a pan on the fire and add a stream of olive oil, then Chop the onion in very thin pieces and sauté until it becomes transparent.


Once the onion is fried, it is the turn of add the fried tomato and stir a little with a wooden spoon to mix well with the onion and cook for a few minutes. Then open tuna cans, remove the liquid or oil they contain inside and add it to the well shredded pan. Stir again so that all the ingredients are integrated and add, if you like, some oregano powder, although this last step is completely optional.


Then you must Prepare the béchamel sauce. It is very simple, first melt the butter in a saucepan and, when it has melted, add the flour and stir well and vigorously with some manual rods. After two minutes stirring, add the milk and continue mixing until you obtain the desired thickness, then you just have to add a pinch of salt, nutmeg and black pepper to taste.


The next step is stuff the cannelloni pasta, go placing the filling with the help of a spoon on top of each pasta unit and then roll each of the cannelloni very carefully so that they do not break. Once you have them all ready, place the cannelloni on a baking sheet and cover them evenly with the béchamel sauce and add the grated cheese on top. Let them cook in the oven (preheated) for about 15 or 20 minutes at 180 ° C.


After that time, your Tuna cannelloni They will be ready to sit and taste them at the table.

Cannelloni can be prepared with various fillings, so if you liked this recipe do not miss the options shown below:

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