Friday, October 18, 2013

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

I found this recipe on Pinterest and it looked awesome so I had to try it. I will definitely be making it again -- it was great!

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups


Ingredients:
  • 1 lb of lasagna noodles
  • 15 oz of ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 10 oz of frozen spinach
  • 2 1/2 cups of marinara sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp of Italian seasoning or basil
Directions:
  1. Cook the lasagna noodles al dente according to instructions on the box. Generally get a large pot of water with a dash of salt boiling; when boiling, add lasagna noodles and cook 10-12 minutes; drain noodles when done cooking.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, prepare the filling. Thaw the frozen spinach in the microwave; when it is fully thawed, use paper towels to squeeze out excess liquid. 
  3. While the spinach is thawing, combine the ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, salt/pepper, and egg in a bowl. 
  4. After spinach is thawed, add to cheese mixture. 
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  6. Spray a baking dish with the olive oil spray. 
  7. On a clean surface (like a cutting board), lay out a few noodles at a time. Place a large scoop of the cheese mixture and spread across noodle. The filling should be thinly spread across the noodle (once rolled, it will be thicker). 
  8. Roll the noodles and place in the baking dish. Repeat until the filling is gone (there may be noodles left over).
  9. Pour the marinara sauce over the rolled noodles. 
  10. Bake for 30 minutes. 
  11. Sprinkle Italian seasoning or basil as well as any extra Parmesan cheese over the top and serve. 
The ingredients (missing the marinara and Italian seasoning)

Mixing the filling

Boiling the noodles

Spreading the filling in the noodles

The filled and rolled noodles

All of the filled and rolled noodles in the baking dish

Cooked and covered in marinara and sprinkled with Italian seasoning

The final meal (with multi-color carrots from the farmer's market)


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