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I love to cook and try new dishes, and more often than not I am asked for the recipe, so I decided to start Little Miss Cookalot as a way of sharing my successes, and failures in the kitchen. The recipes that you find on LMC are what you would find if you came to my house. As a mother of two, there is a focus on food for fussy eaters and you may also notice I like to bake... Most recipes here are amended from well known chefs/cookbook authors, and you will find the source at the bottom of each recipe unless its entirely my own creation. Check back regularly as I hope to add at least 2 new recipes every week.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kids Chicken Canneloni

1 portion Annabels Secret Tomato Sauce
4T cream cheese
6T cheese sauce (I used leftover Macaroni cheese sauce mix)
500gm minced chicken
1 onion, small dice
4 fresh lasagna or cannelloni sheets
grated cheese

Slowly cook onion in a little oil until soft.  Add chicken and cook until just starting to cook through.  Add almost all of Annabels Secret Tomato Sauce (leave approx 6T aside for topping).  Mix sauce through, and cook for approx 2 more mins, until chicken is just cooked through.
Remove 1/3 of each Lasagna sheet (if using Lasagna sheets), and put aside the small piece for a later date.  Spread 1T of cream cheese on to each of the large portions.  Put approx 3T of chicken mixture in a line across the middle of the lasagna sheet.  Roll sheet to form a cannelloni tube with meat encased.  Repeat with remaining Lasagna or Cannelloni sheets.  On a greased oven tray, line the completed tubes in a row. Spread approx 1 1/2T of cheese sauce across the top of each tube.  Next spread approx 1 1/2T of the secret tomato sauce on top of the cheese sauce mix.  Finally top with a little grated cheese.    Bake on 180C for approx 20 mins or until cheese is melted and golden.

There will be lots of left over chicken mix, but this is great for freezing to quickly roll cannelloni another day when short of time, or use it to make a quick lasagna.   This dish is quick to make providing you have a portion of Annabels secret tomato sauce in the freezer, along with some cheese sauce.  So make sure when you make a batch of either you also do extra to keep in your freezer for this tasty meal!

ELLA-ometre   Ella ate this without complaint.
ZACH-ometre  Zach seems to be off his food a bit, but ate about half of one without complaint after some coaxing.

Source:  Annabels Secret Tomato Sauce and Cheese Sauce mix from Annabel Karmels, The Fussy Eaters Cookbook

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