Spinach Lasagna Rolls
I never thought the day would come, but my wonderful boyfriend has finally decided he would like to ‘eat healthy’. What’s the big deal, you ask? Well, my usual theory on cooking is that if I am going to take the time to do it, it ought to be semi-healthy. Desserts, however, are exempt from this general rule. My challenge with healthy cooking and my boyfriend is that he isn’t a huge fan of most vegetables – more specifically, he isn’t a fan of my FAVORITE vegetables: spinach, asparagus, peppers, beets, and squash. So with this change of heart, he’s also willing to give some of my favorite green guys a chance. Yay!
With this new information in hand, I didn’t waste any time on trying these Spinach Lasagna Rolls – and they were a hit! Even for a guy who doesn’t like spinach. Since I am new to the wonderful world of cooking, I can’t be bothered with side dishes and such – we only do entrees in this household – with that said, three rolls provided a very filling dinner for him and two were more than enough for me. The remainder were perfect for re-heating at lunch the next couple of days – another big win since I typically dine out for lunch every afternoon. Let me know what you think!
• Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Ladle about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking dish.
• Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out the lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry; I let mine sit for about 7-10 minutes which seemed to do the trick. Take 1/3 cup of the ricotta mixture and spread it evenly over the noodle. Roll carefully and place the seam-side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
• Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each roll with 1 tbsp mozzarella cheese. Put foil over baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts.
• To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.
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This recipe and the nutritional information below originated from SkinnyTaste.com.
Serving Size: 1 Roll; Calories: 224.0; Fat: 5.1g; Fiber: 3.4g; Protein: 13.0g; Carbs: 31.5