Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

When I first saw this recipe I thought it seemed too hard for me….because really anything more than mixing ingredients into a bowl and pouring them into a baking dish is often too hard for me.  Since I’ve been trying to better my cooking skills I decided to give it a try, and I have to admit it wasn’t hard at all.  You can find the original recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked (My box of lasagna had 10 nooodles.  I didn’t want to have one left in the box,  so I used all of them and there was another cheese mixture to fill all 10)
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
  • 15 oz fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 32 oz tomato sauce (I can’t have tomato sauce right now so I substituted alfredo sauce)
  • 9 tbsp (about 3 oz) part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

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  • Ladle about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.

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  • Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry.

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  • Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.

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  • Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 tbsp mozzarella cheese.

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  • Put foil over baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.
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The Finished Product

  • To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.

Review:

  • This recipe was delicious!!! I didn’t use quite as much sauce as the recipe called for because it looked like so much sauce…but wish I would have.  When it cooks up you really need the extra sauce.  Otherwise it was great!!!  My family loved it and we will definitely be having again!

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