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Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni Recipe

Looking for an easy Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni recipe? Learn how to make Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jkc715nyc

Makes 6 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni

1 box (8 ounces) manicotti pasta (about 12 shells)
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup grated Parmesan for sprinkling
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1 pound lump crabmeat
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

Bechamel Sauce:
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups whole milk, warmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg

Recipe Directions for Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta, 3/4 cup Parmesan, egg yolk, basil, crab, salt, and pepper.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  4. Fill the cannelloni with the crab mixture and place in a buttered baking dish. Top the filled cannelloni with the Bechamel Sauce and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake until bubbly and the top is golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

  5. Bechamel Sauce:

  6. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

  7. Add the flour and whisk until smooth, about 2 minutes.

  8. Gradually add the warm milk, whisking constantly, until the sauce is thick, smooth, and creamy, about 10 minutes (do not allow the sauce to boil).

  9. Remove from the heat and stir in the salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

  10. (The sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead. Cool and then cover and refrigerate.)

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 361.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
573
Calories from Fat
233
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
25.9g
40%
Saturated Fat
14.5g
73%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
180mg
60%
Sodium
943mg
39%
Potassium
576mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
47.2g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
10.4g
Protein
37.9g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 57% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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