I make lasagna about once every other month because it is a requested favorite. Not necessarily by my family, even though they enjoy it too but by the Korean civilians who attend my husband's weekly Bible Study on post.
So when I came across this alternative to regular lasagna, I decided to give it a try with my family.
I found the recipe at Confessions of a Homeschooler blog. You can check it out here.
Recipe for Lasagna Roll Ups
- 1 box lasagna sheets (the real kind, not the no-bake ones)
- 1 cup browned lean ground turkey (or lean ground beef)
- 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, squeeze out excess water
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, separated
- 15 oz. low fat or skim ricotta cheese
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion salt
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- Your favorite spaghetti sauce, or a jar if you are pressed for time
- 1 cup (approximately) mozzarella sprinkled on top.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Boil water in large stock pot and cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. (Cook 1-2 noodles per person, plus a few extras just in case some tear.)
- Brown meat, along with garlic powder, onion salt, basil, oregano, and parsley.
- In medium sized bowl, mix browned meat, ricotta, spinach, and 1/4 c Parmesan.
- Spray baking dish with non-stick spray and cover bottom of pan lightly with sauce.
- Drain cooked noodles in colander and lay on towel to dry.
- Spread meat filling along one noodle and roll up. Place completed roll into pan. Repeat with remaining noodles.
- Top completed rolls with sauce, then sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese and a handful of mozzarella if desired.
- Bake at 350 degrees covered with foil for approximately 30-40 minutes or until cheese is melted.
The girls all liked this new recipe so we will have to make it again in the near future!