Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Easy Dinners: Super Quick Cannelloni

Wow! I am so sorry everyone! I am so busy trying to get things caught up with my other business and this other business, that I have neglected the poor GM!!
But I am back and this recipe is better than ever!

Super Quick Cannelloni
Grocery List:
2 Tbsp stick butter
3 Tbsp flour
1 1⁄2 cups 1% lowfat milk
Pinch ground nutmeg
Pinch salt
8 oven-ready no-boil lasagna noodles

1 small yellow onion, cut up
1 lb ground chicken
1 cup frozen cut-leaf spinach, thawed
1⁄2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
1⁄2 tsp ground nutmeg
1⁄2 tsp salt
2 cups bottled spaghetti sauce
1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

How to make it:
1. Melt butter in a 1-qt saucepan. Add flour; stir over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, nutmeg and salt. Bring to a low boil and cook, whisking often, 3 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat and cover surface with plastic wrap to keep a skin from forming.

2. Soak noodles in hot water for 10 minutes.

3. Filling: Finely chop onion in a food processor. Add remaining Filling ingredients; process until blended. Stir in 1⁄2 cup white sauce.

4. Heat oven to 375°F. Have a 13 x 9-in. baking dish ready.

5. Drain noodles; cut in half crosswise. Top each half with 3 Tbsp Filling, then roll up.

6. Spread 1⁄2 cup spaghetti sauce in baking dish. Arrange noodle rolls in 2 long rows on top. Spread with remaining spaghetti sauce, then spoon on rest of white sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

7. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer, or until cheese just begins to brown.

Nutritional Information:
(Serves 8)
17g fat
2g fiber
9 WW points


Unknown said...

Awesome Recipe. I'm a SAHM with a 18 month old baby to deal with and a part time job too. I’m wondering how I could make my dinners with less effort and time as I get totally exhausted by dinner time. I read on http://mybaby.com/playground about some quick dinner ideas. I would like to stock up on more ideas and recipes to surprise my family and at the same time not spend much time cooking. Is there a way I can get the best of both worlds?

The Gourmet Momma said...

Hey There! Thanks so much for your comment and your question!

If you want to email me, I would love to give you some more ideas and then feature them here on the gourmet momma under my "Ask the Chef" section! :)

Unknown said...

Hey Thanks for the reply. I would love to get some new quick dinner ideas to make my life easier.