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Cannelloni

Two sauces make this satisfying dish doubly delicious!—Susan Longyear, Washington, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • FILLING:
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 lasagna noodles
  • 1 can (24 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • CREAM SAUCE:
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute onion in olive oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in spinach. Cook about 5 minutes or until all the water has evaporated and the spinach starts to stick to the pan, stirring constantly,. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • In the same skillet, brown meat; drain and add to spinach mixture. Stir in the cheese, cream, eggs, oregano, salt and pepper; mix well. Set aside.
  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain. Cut each noodle in half widthwise; spread out noodles side by side on a large piece of foil. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of filling at one end of noodle; roll up. Repeat with remaining noodles and filling.
  • Pour about 1 cup of tomato sauce in the bottom of a 13x9-in. baking dish. Place two rolls, seam side down, vertically on both sides of the baking dish. Place remaining rolls in four rows of three rolls each; set aside.
  • For cream sauce, melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper. Spread cream sauce over lasagna rolls. Cover with remaining tomato sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake at 375°, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 443 calories, 28g fat (15g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 817mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • Medic 716
    Nov 17, 2020

    Great flavors. Easy to make and will be making again.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Apr 23, 2018

    Good recipe! Had a fancy flair to it with being really easy to make. We all really liked it.

  • DDPLoeches
    Mar 3, 2018

    I lightened up the sauce with 2% milk instead of cream and whole milk, and I finished with the creamy sauce on top (instead of tomato sauce on top). We all really enjoyed it.

  • JMork
    Nov 15, 2012

    OMG! My four year old twin boys ate spinach. And liked it! This is a really good recipe - flavorful and delicious. A definite keeper.

  • DanaJoC
    Aug 27, 2010

    This is an amazing dish!! I made for my family and got rave reviews!

  • tpholland
    Oct 24, 2009

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