Friday, August 29, 2008

Spinach and Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups

So it's been a rough week. Work has been crazy, I've been busy most every evening and so Thursday night, I just wanted to relax, make a good dinner and have some yummy red wine. So that's exactly what we did. The idea for these delicious roll ups came from a fellow blogger Lauren. I didn't really follow any recipe for these, but I'll do my best with the measurements. Dave loved them and so did I. I think our dog did too because she certainly was close by. I paired them with the ricotta turkey meatballs I made over the weekend along with my homemade sauce and a slice of garlic bread (meaning I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spread on a roll with some garlic). A very lovely dinner and exactly the night I wanted!

1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup part skim shredded mozzarella plus 1/4 cup for topping
1 egg
1/2-3/4 cup of thawed chopped spinach
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
a little shredded asiago (I love this cheese!)
7-8 pieces of lasagna, cooked according to the box (or homemade if you dare)
1-1/2 cups of sauce, divided

Spread a 1/2 cup of the sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan. Mix together the first six ingredients in a bowl. Lay out each lasagna piece and spread a thin layer of the cheese mixture down the center. Carefully roll up and place in the pan. Do this until you've used all the cheese mixture. Cover with the remaining sauce and top with the 1/4 cup of mozzarella. I also shredded some asiago cheese on top as well. I came up with 7 but you may have enough for 8. Baked covered with aluminum foil in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes.


Carrie said...

I want to try these, I have seen them on a couple blogs and need to try them, I like the spinach idea.

Ashley said...

Those look awesome! I'm dying to make these.

Cate said...

They look great, especially with those meatballs on the side!