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Leek cannelloni

7
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Using hollowed-out leeks instead of pasta is a clever way to save on SmartPoints.

Ingredients

Leek

6 medium, trimmed and halved widthways

Olive Oil

1 tablespoons

Onion(s)

2 small, finely chopped

Mushrooms

8 medium, chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped

Parsley, fresh

2 tablespoons, chopped

Thyme, Dried

1 tablespoons, level, chopped

Ricotta Cheese

180 g

Breadcrumbs, fresh

60 g

Vegetarian Parmesan Style Hard Cheese

60 g

Instructions

  1. Gently push out the inner core from the leeks, leaving 2 layers of leek to resemble cannelloni tubes. Finely chop the cores and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the leek tubes and cook for 5 minutes, until just tender. Drain and refresh under cold running water. Drain thoroughly and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the chopped leeks and onions over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and fry over a high heat for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Set aside to cool, then stir in the parsley, thyme and ricotta. Season.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Gently spoon the mushroom and leek mixture into the leek tubes and place, side by side, in a small ovenproof dish.
  5. Scatter over the breadcrumbs and grated parmesan and bake for 15-20 minutes until crisp and golden.

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