Swiss Chard and Cottage Cheese Cannelloni

With National Vegetarian Week coming up from 19-25 May, Betta Living have challenged bloggers to create a delicious vegetarian #BettaRecipe for their competition.

Mine is a variant on a family favourite recipe in our household. I usually make it with spinach, but Swiss Chard is a fairly similar vegetable, but more unusual.

Swiss Chard and Cottage Cheese Cannelloni


Ingredients (serves 2 adults and 2 children)

150g Swiss chard leaves
14 cannelloni tubes
500g cottage cheese
40g plain flour
40g margarine
600ml milk
150g cheese
Salt and pepper


Chop the chard into small pieces.
Use a food processor to finely chop the chard.
Mix chard and cottage cheese together.
Fill the cannelloni tubes and place in an ovenproof dish.
Melt the margarine in a saucepan.
Stir in the flour.
Gradually stir in the milk, allowing to thicken.
Grate the cheese, reserve a little and stir the rest into the sauce.
Season with salt and pepper.
Pour the sauce over the cannelloni.
Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg for 40 minutes.
Serve and enjoy.

Swiss Chard and Cottage Cheese Cannelloni

Swiss chard and cottage cheese cannelloni

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Disclosure. This is my entry to the Betta Living Vegetarian Recipe competition.

23 thoughts on “Swiss Chard and Cottage Cheese Cannelloni

  1. A S,Edinburgh

    One of my friends adores Swiss Chard, but I’ve never got round to trying it. I love spinach and cheese cannelloni, this looks like a gorgeous variation!


  2. Sneaky Veg

    Looks so good. I also love swiss chard, we seem to get it in our veg box every week at the moment so very glad to have a new recipe to try. #recipeoftheweek


    1. mumjd Post author

      Thank you Alison. I’ve kept my eye out for swiss chard in the shops after I first tried it when we both did the #lunchlessordinary challenge


  3. Anne

    Oh, I love Swiss Chard! This is a lovely way to use it… I’d been thinking about making manicotti, actually, and this would be a good filling for that.


    1. mumjd Post author

      I first tried it via winning 6 fruit & veg boxes from Abel & Cole, which introduced me to a few new veggies, but have subsequently found it in Waitrose



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