Christine’s Lasagna Roll ups. Read more about her on the contributors page
With summer quickly coming to an end, I am starting to plan my quick meals for the after school mad dashes that I know we’ll be experiencing. Usually the meals are ones I can prepare the night before and be kept in the refrigerator over night so I just have to throw in the oven when I get home.
This recipe is one recipe that is not only a big hit in our home, but shockingly is very easy to make. It has no meat in it but for those meat eaters in your homes, they wouldn’t even know if you didn’t tell them!
So let’s get into the nitty gritty of this yummy and easy recipe, Lasagna Roll Ups!
• 1 cup of fresh spinach/1 box frozen spinach (whichever you prefer)
• 1 carton ricotta cheese
• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
• 1/2 teaspoon fresh/dried basil
• 1/2 teaspoon fresh/dried oregano
• 2 tablespoons minced onion
• 1 egg beaten lightly
• 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
• 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
• salt, pepper
• lasagna noodles (10-12)
• Premium spaghetti sauce (homemade or canned)
• 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
• 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Beware, this part can get a little messy if you’re like me! I place a cutting board down to avoid the noodles getting my counters all yucky from the starches.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Boil lasagna noodles in pot (they may not all fit at first but as they boil they will)
Mix all the filling ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
Spray cooking oil into a large shallow baking dish
Spread spaghetti sauce onto bottom of dish (not too much! Just need a thin layer)
When noodles are tender, drain and cool down under cold water.
Lay noodles out on counter and place filling onto noodles spreading out across noodles
leaving a little bit of space on each end of noodle.
Now roll them bad boys up like a cinnamon roll!
Place lasagna roll ups into baking dish
10. Drizzle spaghetti sauce over top of the lasagna roll ups
11. Cover with cheese toppings, going as little or as much as you like!
12. Cook for approximately 30-45 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbly
Usually when I make this recipe I have a nice fresh garden salad on the side to make it a complete meal. If I am feeling really adventurous I’ll even have some homemade bread to coincide with it.
If you’re unable to eat all these yummy roll ups in one sitting don’t worry, they reheat nicely and keep well in the fridge. I’ve yet to freeze any as there is never any left after I make them.
Hope this recipe is a great addition to your dinner table! If you’re not a big fan of spinach you can add in any other vegetable type you like, or even meat. It is easily customized to your families taste buds just like a regular old lasagna!