Courgette and ricotta cannelloni

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

Easy-to-make recipe for cannelloni using fresh lasagne sheets. Fill with ricotta-courgette mix before baking in a rich tomato sauce. A substantial vegetarian dish that friends and family will love.


Make this courgette and ricotta cannelloni dish, then check out our vegetarian lasagne, vegetarian moussaka, vegetarian risotto and other vegetarian recipes.



  • olive oil
  • courgettes 750g, grated and patted dry on kitchen paper
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • ricotta 250g tub
  • lemon 1, zested
  • chopped tomatoes 2 × 400g tins
  • fresh lasagne 12 sheets
  • parmesan 50g, grated
  • green salad to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the courgettes and a good pinch of salt and fry, turning them frequently, for about 10 minutes. It will look like a lot of courgettes but they will break down during cooking. Add half the garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes, then turn up the heat to drive off any excess moisture. Cool and stir in the ricotta and lemon zest. Taste and season really well with more salt and lots of pepper.

  • Step 2

    To make the sauce, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan. Cook the rest of the garlic for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes until thickened.

  • Step 3

    Pour boiling water over the lasagne sheets if they are a bit stiff, then drain.

  • Step 4

    Divide the ricotta mix between the sheets and roll up lengthways into cannelloni.

  • Step 5

    Put half the tomato sauce in a heatproof dish. Sit the cannelloni on top, seam-side down, then spoon over the rest of the sauce. Sprinkle over the grated parmesan.

  • Step 6

    Bake for 30 minutes at 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 until bubbling. Serve with salad.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 427
  • Fat 21g
  • Carbs 37g
  • Fibre 5.2g
  • Protein 22.1g
  • Salt 0.9g