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root
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Cannelloni with Cheese Filling and Marinara Sauce Wed, 11 February 2004 22:06
2 c Marinara Sauce
1/4 lb extra lean ground beef
1/4 lb Jimmy Dean 50% less fat italian sausage or chicken italian sausage
1/2 c onion - chopped and sauteed
6 large cannelloni
1 cup White Sauce (see below)
2 tbsp fresh grated parmesan (not for freezing)

White Sauce
2 tbsp corn starch
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 c 1% milk
6 oz non-fat cheddar cheese, grated
2 tbsp margerine (Smart Balance)

To make the white sauce, In medium saucepan, combine cornstarch, salt and pepper; using wire whisk, stir in milk until smooth. Add margarine. Stirring constantly with rubber spatula, bring to boil over medium-high heat and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Cool slightly and add cheddar cheese. Stir until melted.

To make filling, combine browned beef, browned sausage, sautéed onion and Cheese Sauce. Cool until thickened. Cook cannelloni as directed, but cook for only 3/4 recommended time; rinse and drain. Fill cannelloni with filling mixture and pack firmly into greased baking dish.

Pour marinara sauce generously over cannelloni.

To Freeze: Pack into a pan that can go from the freezer to the oven. Secure it with plastic wrap and foil.

To Reheat: uncover and bake FROZEN casserole in 400-degree oven for 1 hour, or until hot and bubbling. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, return to oven for 5 minutes to brown top.

[Updated on: Sat, 08 May 2004 16:34]

      
tessar
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  Re: Cannelloni with Cheese Filling and Marinara Sauce Fri, 20 February 2004 19:30
Really good!
      
Jenn
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  Re: Cannelloni with Cheese Filling and Marinara Sauce Sun, 02 May 2004 22:14
Excellent. You seriously won't even realize you used non-fat cheese. It's amazing. The key to this recipe is a really good marinara sauce.
      
Chris
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Location: Snohomish, WA
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  Re: Cannelloni with Cheese Filling and Marinara Sauce Mon, 19 July 2004 21:26
GREAT!!! One of the best we have done so far! Just too bad its a pain to stuff the pasta Sad
      
    
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