Chicken & Spinach Cannelloni In A Creamy Sauce Recipe

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Chicken & Spinach Cannelloni in a Creamy Sauce

Alice C

By
@Alliebaba

I made this recipe for the first time about 20 years ago. It is always a big hit and makes a nice change from tomato sauce.

Rating:
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Serves:
6 - 8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CREAM SAUCE

3 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
flour
1 medium
onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 c
chicken broth
1 c
light cream
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
3/4 c
grated swiss cheese

CANNELLONI FILLING

1 pkg
cannelloni shells (do not precook)
1 1/4 c
diced cooked chicken
1 pkg
frozen spinach, cooked & drained
3/4 c
ricotta cheese
1/3 c
sliced almonds
1/4 c
parmesan cheeese
1 large
egg, beaten
1 dash(es)
ground nutmeg

Step-By-Step

1In a saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine butter and flour to make a roux. When the roux comes together as a ball, add chicken broth and onions, stirring constantly. Add remaining sauce ingredients and heat it all together, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
2Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix filling ingredients and stuff cannelloni shells (do not precook shells). Pour a layer of sauce in a 9 x 13 pan. Add to the cannelloni to the pan. Coat cannelloni with remaining sauce.
3Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. Broil for last 5 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian