Lasagna Rollups

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This is one of those all time favourites, especially with fall fast approaching and we are looking for comfort foods.  Why not have a healthier version so it doesn’t weigh us down and still tastes amazing!  My family especially my daughter’s love pasta and I was always making the traditional style lasagna, but when I started my healthy journey of eating better foods and portion control I didn’t want to miss out on one of our favourites.  As well as sneak in some greens to make up a part of my veggie intake.  I am always on the lookout or hunt for new and exciting recipes and this one fit the bill.

Here is how I made this delicious recipe :

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups
Prep time
20 Mins
Cook time
30 Mins
Total time
50 Mins
This easy, cheesy vegetarian pasta dish puts traditional lasagna on its side with a smaller portion that won’t leave you with a whole pan of leftovers.
SERVES: 8 LASAGNA ROLL-UPS
Ingredients
  • For the filling:
  • 1½ cups park-skim ricotta cheese or I have also used dry cottage cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ¾ cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained of excess liquid( I have also used fresh spinach and chopped it up finely)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • For the remainder of dish:
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 lasagna noodles, cooked ( Optional – whole wheat noodles)
  • Parsley or basil leaves, slivered, for garnish
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. For the filling:
  3. In a small bowl, stir together all of the filling ingredients (using only ½ cup of the mozzarella and setting the remainder aside.)
  4. For the remainder of the dish:
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the marinara sauce and spices.
  6. Spread a ⅔ cup of the marinara sauce mixture in a thin layer on the bottom of a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Set aside.
  7. To assemble the lasagna roll-ups, lay a lasagna noodle on a flat surface. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to measure out the filling for each noodle. Use your fingers to gently press the mixture into a thin, even layer across the entire lasagna noodle. Gently roll up the noodle from one end of the noodle on the short side. Be careful not to press too hard.
  8. Place the lasagna roll-up, seam side down, in the prepared baking dish and repeat until all the lasagna noodles are filled.
  9. Pour the remaining ⅓ cup of marinara sauce over the tops of the lasagna roll-ups. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese on top of the roll-ups.
  10. Loosely cover the baking dish with aluminium foil, and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil, then bake for another 15 minutes.
  11. Garnish with parsley, basil leaves and Parmesan cheese if desired.
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Enjoy !!

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