Squash-Stuffed Cannelloni with Roasted-Shallot Sauce and Hazelnuts

Squash-Stuffed Cannelloni with Roasted-Shallot Sauce and HazelnutsRecipe
Photography: Karry Hosford
Spoon creamy butternut-squash seasoned with sage and chopped shallots onto traditional lasagna noodles, roll up, and top with a garlicky white wine sauce for an Italian-style dinner that's sure to impress guests.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 2 cannelloni)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 349
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 11.4 g
Satfat 5 g
Monofat 4.5 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 12.2 g
Carbohydrate 51.8 g
Fiber 7.8 g
Cholesterol 26 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 414 mg
Calcium 206 mg

Ingredients

Filling:
10 cup (1/2-inch) cubed butternut squash (about 4 pounds)
1/4 cup chopped shallots
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Sauce:
3 slices applewood smoked bacon, chopped
1/2 pound shallots, peeled and halved
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Remaining ingredients:
16 cooked lasagna noodles
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
1/4 cup chopped blanched hazelnuts, toasted

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

To prepare filling, combine first 3 ingredients on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with butter; toss to coat. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Place squash mixture in a large bowl; mash with a potato masher. Stir in sour cream, 1/4 cup half-and-half, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

To prepare sauce, cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan; set bacon aside. Add 1/2 pound shallots and garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 5 minutes or until browned. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place pan on stovetop over medium-high heat. Add wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 2 tablespoons half-and-half, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Spread 1/4 cup filling over each noodle, leaving a 1/2-inch border on each short end. Beginning with a short end, roll up noodles jelly-roll fashion. Place rolls, seam sides down, in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Pour sauce over noodles; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until cheese is golden. Sprinkle with bacon and hazelnuts.

Note:

Prepare the creamy filling up to a day in advance. For a vegetarian version, use vegetable broth in place of chicken broth, and sauté the shallots and garlic in oil, omitting the bacon.