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Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

Posted by Leo Coulourides on

During this time of the year, many of us become more health conscious about our diets. Even if you are trying to eat healthy you do not need to sacrifice flavor or the comfort of a warm meal. This lasagna makes it easy to not over eat (with a bit of self control) thanks to the individual portion sizes. Served along a side of mixed greens with a light vinaigrette dressing, you can feel good about this nutrient rich meal. A meat-less lasagna can be paired with a crisp and clean styled Chardonnay Makes 8 Rolls, Vegetarian

Ingredients:Filling:
  • 1 ½ cups Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • ¾ cup of Low or Non Fat Cottage Cheese
  • ½ cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Green Onions, diced
  • 2 ½–3 cups of Raw Baby Spinach, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp of Grated Nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Other Ingredients:
  • 8 Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles
  • 1½–2 cups of Marinara Sauce
  • 3–4 slices of Provolone Cheese
Cooking Instructions:
  1. Dice the green onions using the white portion and some of the green portion. Also, chop the raw baby spinach.
  2. Mix the filling ingredients together in a bowl, cover and put in the fridge to chill.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  4. Boil a pot of liberally salted water.
  5. Once the pot is boiling, cook 4 noodles at a time until they are nearly cooked through. Slightly under-cooking the noodles will help with the assembly.
  6. Remove noodles and let them try on a towel. Repeat step 5 & 6 until all the noodles are ready.
  7. While the noodles are still warm, spread about 4 tbsp of filling onto each one covering it all the way to the edges. Then, loosely roll the noodle to avoid too much cheese from squeezing out the sides.
  8. Place the rolls on a sheet of wax paper seam side down. Repeat and work quickly until all the noodles are rolled with filling.
  9. Spray a baking dish (approx a 9"x 9") with cooking spray and spread some marinara on the bottom of the dish.
  10. Place the lasagna rolls seam side down into the baking dish and top them with the desired amount of sauce.
  11. Top each saucy roll with half a slice of Provolone cheese or any other cheese of your choice.
  12. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake at 350° for 20 minuets..
  13. After 20 minuets, remove the foil, turn up oven to 400° and cook until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Remove and let cool before serving.
This recipe has been contributed by Leo Coulourides, Our Culinary Specialist.

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