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    Four Cheese Cannelloni

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    40 mins

    20 mins

    20 mins

    sharflan's Note:

    Both light and filling, this entree has become one of our favorites! It's perfect for dinner guests. Serve with a side salad to complete the meal. *If you are substituting manicotti shells, you will need to double the filling as canelloni tubes are 1/2 the size.

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    Ingredients:

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    • 8 whole cannelloni tubes, cooked*

    SAUCE

    FILLING

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For Vegetarian please read step 8 and omit the turkey.
    2. 2
      Preheated oven @ 350F or can be microwaved.
    3. 3
      Oven/microwave proof dish.
    4. 4
      Have the cannelloni cooked and well drained, ready for the filling.
    5. 5
      *If you are substituting manicotti shells, you will need to double the filling as canelloni tubes are 1/2 the size.
    6. 6
      Mix together the ingredients for the sauce and allow it to simmer over a very low heat while preparing the filling.
    7. 7
      In a large mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese to a smooth consistency, then add the ricotta cheese and egg.
    8. 8
      Add the oregano, chopped onion and cooked ground turkey.
    9. 9
      ** Finely chopped spinach, partially cooked and very well drained, may be substituted for the turkey.
    10. 10
      With a spatula, fold in the motzarella and parmesean cheeses.
    11. 11
      Spoon about 1/2 cup of the sauce into the bottom of your baking dish.
    12. 12
      To fill the canelloni, use a pastry tube or a plastic bag with one corner cut out. Hold one shell standing open inside the baking dish and pipe in the filling, being careful not to over stuff the shells.
    13. 13
      Lay the filled shells on the sauce, side by side. Bake at 350F for approximately 20 minutes or til heated through. Watch carefully as over heating may cause the cheese filling to spill out from the cannelloni, still tasting delicious but ruining the appearance.
    14. 14
      To serve, place 2 cannelloni on a heated plate, spooning a light amount of sauce over top. Be sure to have extra sauce and fresh grated parmesean cheese on your table for those that desire it.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 16, 2008

      45

      We, my husband, son and I thought this was ok. It had a nice flavor, and presented well. The timing was way off for me, as well as the amounts. It also took me a while to realize that Cannelloni tubes and Manicotti tubes are the same. (My ignorance) There are lots of Manicotti recipes here on the Zaar, but this is the only Cannelloni. It took me 2 hours from start to finish, and even then, it had not heated through. There was not enough sauce, and 1/2 again as much filling as I needed. Knowing what I know now: Cannelloni are about half the size of Manicotti, and I feel the recipe is complete without the ground turkey. Taking these two factors into account, I believe the filling would have been just right, the sauce plenty, and the cooking time long enough. I will up my stars to 4. Made for Spring 2007 PAC.

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    • on February 28, 2008

      45

      I made this for my wife and we love it. But the previous review was correct Double the amount of sauce and even add a little ground beef to it if you'd like. This made 1o manicotti shells for us. we each at two and froze the last 8 in packages of four for a quick delicious meal.

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    Nutritional Facts for Four Cheese Cannelloni

    Serving Size: 1 (314 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 441.9
     
    Calories from Fat 256
    58%
    Total Fat 28.5 g
    43%
    Saturated Fat 16.8 g
    84%
    Cholesterol 147.2 mg
    49%
    Sodium 1342.9 mg
    55%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.8 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    8%
    Sugars 6.2 g
    24%
    Protein 30.7 g
    61%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    cannelloni tubes

    cooked lean ground turkey

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