Monday, April 16, 2012

Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups

Today I started prepping dinner around 3pm while Mason was napping away.  Since I knew it would have to bake later on, I figured getting it ready ahead of time was a definite time saver.

I made Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups, adapting the recipe from "The Girl Who Ate Everything" blog.

ingredients for 2 servings (one Ryan sized, one Jess sized):
5 lasagna noodles, cooked
3/4 cup fat free ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 clove chopped garlic
1 1/2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 tsp salt, oregano, basil, crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, spices, and 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese in a bowl. Pour about 1/2 cup sauce on the bottom of a baking dish (I used a round glass pie pan).

Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over a noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.

Spoon 1/4 cup sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top with remaining 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 5 rolls.

pre baking
Final dinner included a slice of garlic bread and some steamed broccoli.  The added crushed red pepper flakes really brought a good flavor to the pasta dish.  Ryan's verdict ... "make this again!"


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