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Cheese Cannelloni With Double Mushroom Sauce

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Ingredients
  Dried mushrooms 1 Ounce (Any Kind)
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Ounce (3 Tablespoons)
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Domestic mushrooms 8 Ounce (Use Fresh)
  Canned tomatoes in puree 28 Ounce (1 Can)
  Dried marjoram 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried rosemary 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Ricotta cheese 12 Ounce (3 Cups)
  Parmesan cheese 6 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped parsley 6 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
Directions

To make the sauce, soak the dried mushrooms in enough boiling water to cover by 1 inch for 30 minutes.
Drain well, reserving the soaking liquid.
Strain the liquid through cheesecloth or a coffee filter and set aside.
Heat the butter in a large skillet.
Cook the onion over medium-low heat for about 3 minutes until it begins to soften.
Add the garlic and fresh mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes until the mushrooms are soft and have given up their liquid.
Add the drained dried mushrooms and cook for about 2 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, marjoram, rosemary, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the reserved mushroom soaking liquid.
Cook gently, uncovered, for about 15 minutes adding a small amount of additional reserved liquid if the sauce becomes too thick.
The sauce may be made a day ahead.
To make the filling, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, parsley, pepper and egg in a mixing bowl until well blended.
To assemble the cannelloni, bring a large pot of water to the boil for the pasta.
Add salt and the cannelloni tubes and boil for 7 to 8 minutes or until al dente.
Drain well and run under cool water, then drain again.
Use a small spoon to insert about 3 tablespoons of the filling into each tube.
Spoon a thin layer of sauce over the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, then lay the filled cannelloni tubes in the dish side by side and close together.
Spoon the remaining sauce over the pasta and cover with foil.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.Bake the covered casserole for 20 to 25 minutes until heated through.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Everyday

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