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Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni

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  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25min
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Stuffed  manicotti with the cheese and crab mixture and then make the Bechamel Sauce.


Ingredients

Scale

1 box (8 ounces) cannelloni or manicotti pasta (about 12 shells)
1 cup part skim  ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves or parsley
1 pound lump crabmeat
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
Bechamel Sauce, recipe follows (I used 1 1/4 cup of Classico Light Alfredo)


Instructions

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.

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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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.

Notes

1 stuffed pasta shell is 4 smart points. Makes 12.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed shell
  • Calories: 170
  • Fat: 5
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 15
  • Cholesterol: 72