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Leek cannelloni

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
50 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Leek cannelloni uses hollowed-out leeks instead of pasta. Fill with mushrooms, fresh herbs and ricotta cheese.

Ingredients

leek(s)

6 whole, halved widthways

olive oil

3 tsp

brown onion

2 small, finely chopped

swiss brown mushrooms

8 individual, finely chopped

fresh flat-leaf parsley

1½ tbs, chopped

fresh thyme

3 tsp, chopped

reduced-fat ricotta cheese

180 g

Breadcrumbs

60 g, made from white bread

grated parmesan cheese

¾ cup(s), (60g) finely grated

Instructions

  1. Gently push out inner core from leeks (see tips), leaving 2 layers of leek to make the cannelloni tubes. Finely chop leek cores and set aside.
  2. Cook leek tubes in a large saucepan of boiling water for 5 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Refresh under cold water. Drain.
  3. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add chopped leek and onion and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes. Increase heat to high. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until leeks are tender and mushrooms are golden. Set aside to cool. Stir in parsley, thyme and ricotta. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat oven to 200°C. Gently spoon mushroom mixture into leek tubes and arrange, side-by-side, in a 5cm-deep x 18cm x 23cm rectangular ovenproof dish.
  5. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and parmesan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until top is golden and crisp. Serve.

Notes

TIP: Use the end of a wooden spoon to gently push out the inner core.Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. VARIATION: Add 2 garlic cloves (crushed) with mushrooms in Step 3 or swap parmesan for ¾ cup (70g) grated light cheddar cheese.

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