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Cannelloni Recipes
Cannelloni are made with fresh egg pasta dough that is wrapped around a filling and baked.  We are providing you with two choices of cannelloni filling:  Chicken or Ricotta with  Prosciutto.  The two types of sauce used most frequently with cannelloni are a basic tomato sauce or a bechamel sauce; sometimes a combination of the two are used.  You can easily substitute one for the other in the recipes.  For information on making the pasta dough and forming cannelloni, click here.
Chicken Cannelloni

Ingredients:

2 cups Traditional Tomato or Marinara Sauce
3 cups Bechamel Sauce
1-1/2 pounds fresh egg pasta dough

Chicken Filling:
3 tablespoons butter
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
4 ounces prosciutto, diced
4 ounces mortadella, diced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 to 3 tablespoon heavy cream, if needed
Salt and pepper

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons butter

Directions:

To prepare the chicken filling:
Melt butter in a medium skillet.  Saute chicken over medium heat until lightly
browned.  Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and allow the mixture to cool.

Put the chicken, prosciutto, mortadella, Parmesan and nutmeg in a food
processor.  Puree the mixture until smooth.  If the mixture is too dry, add some
of the cream.  Season with salt and pepper.  Fill and roll pasta squares with
the chicken filling.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Butter a large baking dish.  Place cannelloni,
folded edges down, in a single layer in prepared baking dish.  Spoon tomato
sauce over cannelloni.  Cover with a layer of  bechamel sauce.  Sprinkle with
Parmesan cheese and dot with butter.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese
is melted and cannelloni are lightly golden.  Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before
serving.
RECIPES
Chicken Cannelloni
Ricotta and Prosciutto Cannelloni
Chicken Cannelloni
 
Ricotta and Prosciutto Cannelloni
(Serves 6)

A simple tomato sauce can be used with this recipe but if you prefer a richer
dish you can substitute a meat ragu.

Ingredients:

3 cups Traditional Tomato or Marinara Sauce
1 pound fresh egg pasta dough

1 pound fresh mozzarella
1 pound whole or part-skim ricotta
1/2 cup chopped prosciutto
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
Salt and pepper

Directions:

To prepare the ricotta and prosciutto filling:
In a bowl, combine the mozzarella, ricotta, prosciutto, egg, and 1/2 cup of
Parmesan.  Mix well and season with salt and pepper.  Fill and roll pasta
squares with the filling.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Spoon a thin layer of tomato sauce in the bottom of a large baking sheet. 
Place the pasta rolls seam side down in the baking dish.  Spoon a thin layer of
sauce over the pasta.  Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.  Bake
the cannelloni 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and hot.  Serve hot.
 
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