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Rainbow Chard “Cannelloni”

If you're looking for a low carb pasta substitute, try this flavor packed rainbow chard cannelloni. Same great flavors as your favorite baked pasta with a lightened up feel. Gluten free!

Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cannelloni, gluten free, low carb
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 273 kcal
Author betsy


  • 1 1/4 lb ground turkey
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 bunches rainbow chard stems removed
  • 2 cups marinara sauce divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Have a large bowl of ice water standing by. Dip each chard leaf into the boiling water for 10 seconds, then submerge in the ice water. Repeat with all leaves. Pat dry and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant. Add in the ground turkey and season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned. Transfer to a large bowl and cool.
  4. Add parsley, basil, red pepper, ricotta and cottage cheese to turkey mixture. Mix until well combined.
  5. Spread 1 cup of the marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9X13 baking dish. Lay one chard leaf flat on a cutting board and spoon a heaping mound of turkey mixture in the center. Carefully roll up the leaf and place in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining leaves and mixture. Top the rolled bundles with remaining one cup of marinara sauce and shredded parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until cheese begins to bubble. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Rainbow Chard “Cannelloni”
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 733mg31%
Potassium 739mg21%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 3605IU72%
Vitamin C 16.3mg20%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.