Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 box cannelloni or manicotti pasta

  2. 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese

  3. 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  4. 1 egg yolk

  5. 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

  6. 1 pound lump crabmeat

  7. 1/4 tsp salt

  8. 1/4 tsp freshly ground white pepper Bechamel Sauce

  9. 5 tbsp unsalted butter

  10. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  11. 4 cups whole milk , warmed

  12. 1/2 tsp salt

  13. 1/4 tsp freshly ground white pepper pinch freshly grated nutmeg

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cook pasta until tender. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta, ¾ cup Parmesan, egg yolk, basil, crab, salt, and pepper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Fill the cannelloni with the crabmeat mixture and place in a buttered baking dish. Top the filled cannelloni with Bechamel Sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake until bubbly and the top is golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately. Bechamel Sauce: In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gradually add warm milk, whisking constantly, until sauce is thick, smooth, and creamy, about 10 minutes (do not allow to boil). Remove from heat and stir in salt, pepper, and nutmeg. (Sauce can be made up to three days ahead. Cool, cover, and refrigerate.)


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