If I could, I'd eat pasta every day of my life. But, on my never-ending quest to get the best of both worlds - amazing food without the huge calorie intake - I stumbled across this lovely recipe.
This recipe is originally from Tabler Party of Two, but I've adapted it a bit. It's super easy to make, a lovely alternative to lasagna that still packs ALL the flavor without all the calories. My husband and I now make this for large gatherings, holidays, and really any event you'd consider making lasagna for. This recipe is easier to serve, lighter on the waist, and a wonderful modern (and deliciously skinny) take on a comfort food classic! It's also perfect for a date-night in meal, and you'll have room for dessert.
This recipe easier to serve, lighter on the waist, and a wonderful modern (and deliciously skinny) take on a comfort food classic!
Here's what you need:
9 lasagna noodles, cooked (I try to use whole wheat noodles when I can find them!)
10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained - OR 1-2 cups of dry spinach leaves chopped
15 oz fat free ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded skim mozzarella cheese (or other cheese of your choosing) + 1 tbsp to top on each roll-up.
salt and fresh pepper to taste
garlic powder, garlic salt, parsley flakes (if desired) to taste
32 oz spaghetti sauce (homemade or store bought - I use Trader Joe's Vodka Sauce)
Preheat oven to 350°
In a medium bowl - combine spinach, ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella, egg, salt and pepper, and other herbs/spices as desired.
Spoon about one cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking dish (or use mini baking dishes if you want to freeze or share.
Place a piece of wax or parchment paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles.
Make sure noodles are dry.
Spread 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture evenly over noodle.
Carefully roll and place seam side down onto the baking dish.
Repeat with remaining lasagna noodles.
Spoon sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 tbsp mozzarella cheese. Put foil over baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Makes about nine lasagna rolls.
To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.
You can find the original recipe here. We hope you enjoy these skinny lasagna roll-ups!