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.


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Rating:

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In 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.
2
Preheat 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.
3
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. Broil for last 5 minutes.

About this Recipe

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