Savory Canneloni

posted by Schmitty 04-25-99 4:51 AM

Savory Canneloni (4 servings)

1/2 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 clove garlic crushed
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
2 cups light cream or half and half
1/2 cup combined grated Parmesan and Romano Cheese

6 canneloni shells
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons sliced green onions
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach thawed & well drained
1 cup finely chopped cooked chicken
1 cup finely chopped cooked ham
1/2 cup combined grated Parmesan and Romano cheese
2 eggs beaten
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper

For sauce: Saute garlic in butter 3 minutes. Stir in flour and seasonings. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in cream. Bring to boiling over medium heat stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cheese until melted, set aside.

For cannelloni: Parboil shells according to package directions, rinse and drain. Meanwhile, saute onion in butter til tender about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill shells. Place in butter 2 quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon sauce over filled cannelloni. Bake 20 minutes.Then broil several inches from heat about 5 minutes or til sauce becomes golden & bubbles. Serve immediately.

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