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Two Classic Italian Pasta Dishes , One Cheese Stuffing

Updated on February 6, 2012
Cannelloni or Ravioli, now you don't have to choose! You can make both!
Cannelloni or Ravioli, now you don't have to choose! You can make both!
Plenty of great ingredients is what makes these pasta dishes great!
Plenty of great ingredients is what makes these pasta dishes great!
Chicken & Onions await Prosciutto!
Chicken & Onions await Prosciutto!
Minced finely Prosciutto or ham blends in well with the filling mixture!
Minced finely Prosciutto or ham blends in well with the filling mixture!
All ingredients in a bowl, mix well & filling is complete!
All ingredients in a bowl, mix well & filling is complete!
All ingredients in a pot for Creamy Cannelloni sauce, just add chicken broth, wine and cream.
All ingredients in a pot for Creamy Cannelloni sauce, just add chicken broth, wine and cream.
Two tablespoons of filling make up  your Cannelloni dish.
Two tablespoons of filling make up your Cannelloni dish.
Creamy Cannelloni sauce complete! It tasts great over Raviolis as well!
Creamy Cannelloni sauce complete! It tasts great over Raviolis as well!
Fully loaded boat dish only needs Mozzarella cheese slices.
Fully loaded boat dish only needs Mozzarella cheese slices.
Cannelloni complete & ready for the oven!
Cannelloni complete & ready for the oven!
Cut the Egg Roll Wrap in half, and paint half of it with egg whites.
Cut the Egg Roll Wrap in half, and paint half of it with egg whites.
Folded over with filling in place, crimp with your finger and trim with a fancy pastry knife.
Folded over with filling in place, crimp with your finger and trim with a fancy pastry knife.
The recipe makes about 10 cannelloni or 5 servings. You can double or triple the recipe and feed up to 15 people. No time for boats? Use a large casserole dish!
The recipe makes about 10 cannelloni or 5 servings. You can double or triple the recipe and feed up to 15 people. No time for boats? Use a large casserole dish!
Ravioli covered with Cannelloni sauce & topped with Italian blend cheese on the left or Cannelloni topped with Mozzarella & topped with Italian Parsley on the right. Either way, your family wins!
Ravioli covered with Cannelloni sauce & topped with Italian blend cheese on the left or Cannelloni topped with Mozzarella & topped with Italian Parsley on the right. Either way, your family wins!

Cannelloni & Ravioli Made With The Same Filling!

Fast & Fresh! Everyone will think that you made these pasta dishes from scratch, because the egg roll wraps used are light and have never been frozen. When they are covered with sauce and baked, you completely eliminate the need to boil the pasta, this saves you a lot of time! The filling used in both of these pasta dishes is the same. The stuffing consists of chicken, prosciutto or ham, ricotta and Italian blend of Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Asiago, Fontina and Romano. If you are serving both pasta dishes together, you can make them tastes like two completely different dishes by omitting one or both of the meats from one of the dishes. The creamy sauce used for the Cannelloni can also be used for the Ravioli, or for more of a contrast, omit the chicken broth & whipping cream and top Ravioli with Italian cheese blend.

Ingredients Chicken & Prosciutto Filling

2 - 12.5 ounce cans of Chunk Chicken Breast ( 1 Lb. Cooked Chicken Breast Shredded with 2 forks can be substituted)

6 - Ounces finely minced Prosciutto or Ham

1 - Large Onion chopped

2 - Eggs

1 - Cup Italian blend cheese Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Romano, Fontina & Asiago

1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 - Cup Ricotta cheese

2 - Tablespoons olive oil

1 - Pound egg roll wraps

Ingredients Creamy Cannelloni sauce

1 - Large onion chopped

1 - Tablespoon minced garlic

1 - 6.5 ounce can sliced mushrooms

3 - Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 - 28 ounce can Tomato sauce

1 - 28 ounce can Italian-Style Tomatoes

11/4 Teaspoons dry Basil

1 - Cup Chicken Broth

1/2 - Cup of Whipping Cream

1 - Teaspoon Salt

1/2 - Teaspoon Pepper

1/4 - Teaspoon Oregano

1 - Teaspoon Garlic Salt

1 - Teaspoon Italian Seasoning

1/4 Cup White Zinfandel wine

1/2 - pound sandwich size mozzarella cheese slices

Directions Chicken & Prosciutto Filling

Sautee chopped onion in 2 tablespoons olive oil until clear & transparent. Then add the 2 cans of chunk chicken breast and minced prosciutto. Empty pan into a large mixing bowl and add 2 eggs, 1 cup of Italian blend cheese, 1 cup of ricotta cheese and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. Blend together well with a wooden spoon and set aside sauce.

Directions Cannelloni Creamy Sauce

Sautee one chopped onion until clear & transparent in 3 Tablespoons or olive oil. Then add minced garlic and mushrooms. Empty pan into pot with cans of tomato sauce & Italian style tomatoes, and add all spices and 1/4 cup of wine and 1 cup of chicken broth. Simmer for about 10 minutes, until reduced and then add 1/2 of cream.

Assembling Cannelloni

Spoon in Cannelloni sauce into boat dishes that have been brushed with olive oil. Then add 2 Tablespoons of Chicken & Prosciutto filling into egg roll wraps and roll and place into boats with seam side down. Cover liberally with sauce and cut sandwich sized mozzarella cheese slices in half and place over Cannelloni with a slight gap between cheese slices. Then place boat into a preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until nicely brown.

Assembling Ravioli

Spoon in sauce into bowls that have been brushed with olive oil. Take a Egg Roll Wrap and with a pizza cutter cut in half. Paint half of the wrap with egg white, place about a tablespoon of filling in the middle of the wrap and fold over and crimp( with your fingers) and trim with a fancy pastry cutter. Place finished Raviolis in to bowl with sauce, cover with sauce and top with Italian Blend Cheese. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until nicely brown.


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    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      6 years ago

      Thanks hafeezrm for your kind words & post! This recipe is simple enough that waiting for technology, shouldn't be an issue! Give it a try, you'll like the results!

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      hafeezrm 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Nice mouth-watering dishes. The way technology is advancing, days are far when one would not only read about a recipe but would actually smell its out-come and have a scoop if desired. Wish it happens in my life time so that I can taste your cannelloni.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the kind words & post Francesca27! Egg roll wrappers are so handy! They can be used for appetizers such as empanadas, or deserts such as fruit pies, sopapillas or churros. They can even be used for taco shells or pasta dishes. Their uses are seemingly endless.

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      Francesca27 

      7 years ago from Hub Page

      You are a good cook. I'll have to follow you now to see what you come up with next. Learned how to make ravioli now. Great tip on that.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks tim-tim, for kind comments & post! I haven't opened up a Restaurant yet, but thanks for the thought LOL! Italian for has always been among my favorites.

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      Priscilla Chan 

      7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Wow! Yummy! I love it! Can i put in my order now?

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks ChristineVianello, you're too kind! Egg roll Wraps are a great short cut in the kitchen, from Pasta dishes or Empanadas to Fried Pies & Appetizers.

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      ChristineVianello 

      7 years ago from Philadelphia

      I just had to wipe the drool off the counter! This looks very yummmy

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Cooking with egg roll wraps is super fast yet it tastes as though you used fresh pasta, but I think you'll find them lighter than traditional noodles. Cooking is an enjoyable challenge for me as well! Thanks tonymac04 for your kind words & post!

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      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      I really like your recipes and this oneis no exception! You constantly challenge my modest culinary skills and I like that!

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks montecristo, for your kind comments & post. The egg roll wraps make this a super quick and light pasta dish, enjoy in good health!

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      Angel Caleb Santos 

      7 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Great recipe, Hermano. My wife and daughter in law would like it. Hmmm-I like I'll tell me wife to cook this.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Dr irum, for you post & kind words! These two pasta dishes are easy to make and very fast, best of all your family will think you made it from scratch!

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      Dr irum 

      7 years ago

      Great, classic pasta dishes with cheese stuffing tutorial .i really love pasta and will try very soon .Thumbs up

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks WestOcean for your post! These are two pasta dishes that will satisfy any appetite!

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      WestOcean 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      I'm hungry already! Great hub.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks oceanssunsets for your post and kind comments! Although the stuffing is the same, these two dishes taste completely different!

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      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Nifty, I hope to try to make some cannelloni and ravioli sometime soon. Your recipes look great. Great pictures of the steps and great hub!

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Money Glitch for your kind words! I really prefer the taste of fresh pasta, but who has the time? These egg roll wraps taste like the homemade pasta without the hassle, and are quick to make!

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Indeed! Cheese or beacon have come to the rescue of many a meal! Thanks Mentalist acer for your post!

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      Money Glitch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Oh my goodness, I forgot how hungry your hubs make me. Now I've got to go and chew on a carrot stick. :( Anyway, thanks for sharing such great recipes, definitely bookmarking them and rating it up for you. :)

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      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      With such a diverse selection of cheeses this dish cannot go wrong,nifty@50;)

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks praestio30 for your kind comments. These recipes use egg roll wraps to make a "from scratch" tasting pasta, that can be made quickly. I hope to be making more Italian dishes in the near future!

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      prasetio30 

      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow....you made me hungry, my friend. I love your recipe. You are great chef. I often found a treasure from you inside your hub, like this one. Do you give some more for me? Prasetio:)

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Peggy W for your post! Egg roll wraps are very versatile, they can be used for empanadas, fritters or even pasta dishes and are extremely easy to use!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      These recipes sound very versatile. I would not have thought about using egg roll wraps! Good useful suggestion!

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