hey my friends,
i never thought i would say this but it feels sooo good to finally eat at home again. its so hard to eat at home during the holiday season.
with that being said, i remembered a lot of you said you wanted me to post about my lasagna rolls i made forever ago. and i didnt forget about you!! its actually been on my mind ever since i asked about it.
for weeknights, i try and find recipes that are what i call: “dump everything into one big ass bowl and mix”. these roll are just that! you literally dump everything in one big ass bowl and mix. i mean, yes… you still have to cook the noodles and cook the roll ups 😉
i do have to admit though, frozen spinach kinda creeps me out but i deal with it because it tastes good in the end!
here is what is needed:
- 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
- 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 15 oz ricotta cheese (i used whole milk ricotta)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- salt and fresh pepper
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 jar of spaghetti sauce (your choice of flavor)
- Mozzarella cheese, shredded, enough to cover the top of rolls
first things first, preheat your oven to 350
boil your lasagna noodles as suggested on package, once finished rinse and set them off to the side.
and like i said before, i literally dump everything into a big ass bowl. i am really good at picking a bowl that is to small and when it comes to stirring everything together, i cant became my bowls to small which means food gets all over.
rinse the spinach and squeeze out as much of the water as you can and then add to the bowl. add the ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, egg and as much salt and pepper as you want and then the garlic power.
mix everything together until combined.
now comes the more time consuming part but dont worry, it wont take FOREVER like youre thinking.
i dry off the one of the noodles, put it on a plate and take about 1/3 cup of the spinach and cheese mixture and put it into the noodle. roll the noodle and place in a 9×13 pan.
now do this with the rest of the noodles. now take your jar of sauce (i just use marinara) and pour it over the rolls.
lastly, top the rolls with as much mozzarella as you want, i find that less is more, if that is even a thing with cheese.
cook for 40 mins. i always finish mine with a little broil to darken the tops.
guys – i wanna know if youre making this! please share if you do, i would love to see!