Uncooked manicotti-style extruded cannelloni
Alternative namesCannaciotti, manfriguli/manfrigoli (Valtellina), canneroni/cannaroni (Naples), cannoli, crusetti (Sicily),[1] canelons (Catalonia)[2]
Place of originItaly
Serving temperatureBaked warm to hot
Main ingredientsWheat flour (durum), water

Cannelloni (Italian: [kannelˈloːni]; English: "large reeds") are a cylindrical type of egg-based stuffed pasta generally served baked with a filling and covered by a sauce in Italian cuisine.[1] Popular stuffings include spinach and ricotta or minced beef. The shells are then typically covered with tomato sauce.

Cannelloni are also a typical dish of the Catalan cuisine, where they are called canelons and traditionally consumed on Saint Stephen's Day.[2]

Early references to macheroni ripieni (stuffed pasta) can be traced back to 1770, but the word cannelloni seems to have appeared at the turn of the 20th century.[1] Manicotti are the American version of cannelloni, though the term may often refer to the actual baked dish.[3] The original difference may be that cannelloni consists of pasta sheets wrapped around the filling, and manicotti is machine-extruded cylinders filled from one end.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c Hildebrand, Caz (2011). Géométrie de la pasta. Kenedy, Jacob., Salsa, Patrice. Paris: Marabout. p. 50. ISBN 9782501072441. OCLC 762599005.
  2. ^ a b "Canelons | Cultura Popular". Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  3. ^ a b Hildebrand, Caz (2011). Géométrie de la pasta. Kenedy, Jacob., Salsa, Patrice. [Paris]: Marabout. p. 168. ISBN 9782501072441. OCLC 762599005.