Chicken Canneloni

So this is one of my favorites to order at Macaroni Grill. Yeah, I love the place. I tried to find a copycat recipe to match theirs. This recipe is pretty close (after my additions & alterations) I love it. It's kinda time consuming if you make the chicken yourself. If you want to save time you could use canned chicken or pre-cooked chicken strips or something.

8 oz. cooked chicken breasts (about 2)
1 oz. fresh chopped spinach (or frozen, thawed & drained)
10 oz. Ricotta cheese
1/2 c. parmesan cheese
3 oz. grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tsp salt
12 cannelloni (or rolled lasagna) noodles

16 oz alfredo sauce
16 oz. tomato sauce
grated parmesan & mozzarella

Cook pasta. Cook & shred chicken. Mix it with the spinach, cheeses & seasonings. Fill cooked noodles with 2-3 Tbsp of filling. Place side by side in shallow baking dish. Pour sauces over the top. Sprinkle top with parmesan & extra Mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil & bake @ 350 for 20 minutes. Remove foil & bake an additional 20 minutes.


Cat Yates said…
Karyn, I'm featuring this recipe on my blog this week! I will be making it for my family this week, I'm so excited. This is one of my favorite things at Olive Garden too!
Wow! Another beauty! These look amazing. Printing this one out! hehe