RECIPE: LASAGNA ROLL UPS
Not too long ago, I was part of a recipe exchange. This recipe for lasagna roll ups is a result of that exchange (although I can't remember who sent it to me), and it has become a family favourite. It's easier to make than standard lasagna, but it tastes just as good. Best part, it's Monkey approved!
Package of lasagna noodles
1 cup ricotta cheese
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 jar strained tomatoes (650 ml)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 bunch spinach, chopped
Note: This will make 6-8 lasagna roll ups so you can adjust based on the number you'd like to make. I generally serve 2-3 per person.
Heat olive oil in saucepan. Add minced garlic and sauté for one minute. Stir in chopped spinach. Stir in strained tomatoes and bring to a boil. Lower temperature and simmer tomato sauce for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350◦F. When the tomato sauce is ready, boil lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles and toss with a sprinkling of olive oil.
Lay noodles flat, and on each noodle spread ricotta cheese, spread a slick of tomato sauce and sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese. Roll up each noodle and sprinkle mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese on top. Place in a casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes, or until the cheese on top bubbles.