Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Spinach Lasagna Rolls - Make ahead meal

Make ahead meals. I love them. Some days you just have more time to shop, cook and prepare. And other days, well, are just crazy without a single moment to rest. Here is a sure to please meal for all ages. This recipe serves 9, but feel free to cut down the portions and freeze in multiple bags if you live alone or are an empty nester.

Spinach Lasagna Rolls

9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
10 oz fresh or frozen chopped spinach (if frozen, thaw and drain)
15 oz fat free ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
salt and fresh pepper
32 oz pasta sauce
9 tbsp part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

On a cutting board, lay out a noodle, take 1/3 cup of the ricotta mix and spread evenly over the noodle. Roll up the noodle and place seam side down in freezer bag. Continue this same process untill all noodles are in the large freezer bag. (or for smaller portions use multiple smaller freezer bags. Add pasta sauce to freezer bag.

Freeze. Thaw. Carefully remove lasagna rolls and place in a baking dish. Cover with sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-60 minutes. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese as desired. Serve with garlic bread.

I just had dinner and this is making me hungry again. I hope you enjoy it!


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