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Baked Cannelloni

20 mins
45 mins
Portions: 4-6 Servings

Experience the taste of Johnsonville cannelloni! Your favorite cannelloni shells are filled with onions, mushrooms and Johnsonville Italian Sausage. The sausage provides an extra boost of delicious Italian flavors. A fantastic white sauce is used along with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses to finish the meal. When it’s all over, you’ve got yourself a phenomenal meal and a new favorite recipe!

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Baked Cannelloni

Made by the Sausage Chefs


  • 1 package (19 ounces) JOHNSONVILLE Mild Italian Sausage, casings removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 12 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed or shredded
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk (not skim)
  • 12 uncookded Cannelloni pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. To make the filling...In a large skillet, sauté onions and mushrooms in olive oil over medium heat for 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add sausage; crumbling it with a wooden spoon into small pieces as it cooks. Stir and cook all ingredients until the onion is softened and the sausage is no longer pink and is starting to brown. Set aside.
  4. To make béchamel sauce...Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir until well incorporated. Slowly, add milk and whisk together until smooth. Continue whisking until sauce comes to a slow boil and starts to thicken. Stir half this sauce into the sausage mixture. (Reserve the other half to pour on top of the cannelloni.) Add cubed mozzarella to the sausage and sauce mixture and continue stirring while slowly whisking in the egg yolks; mix to combine cover and set aside.
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse under cold water and reserve being careful to keep the pasta from breaking.
  6. Spread 3/4 cup of the reserved béchamel sauce on the bottom of a 9x13-inch oiled baking dish. Spoon filling into each pasta tube. Start from one end and using your finger to push the filling all the way through.
  7. Nestle the cannelloni in the sauce and cover with remaining béchamel sauce.
  8. Top with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with oregano.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until heated through; and cheese starts to turn golden. Remove from oven, let stand for 5 minutes, then serve.