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Spinach Pasta Roll Up

Today is one of those rarest of days that I really don’t have much to say. That never happens, so I’m just gonna tell you to “enjoy!” I’m sure I’ll be rambling on again in an hour or two. Perhaps I should up my caffeine intake… ? For now I’ll let these photos of tender pasta rolled up with sautéed spinach, onions, and garlic, nestled in a rich marinara, and smothered with cheese chat you up for a little while.

Spinach Pasta Roll Up

Ingredients

1 pound of lasagna

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus a little extra to coat the pasta

1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, finely minced

12 ounces fresh spinach

3 cups of low fat ricotta cheese

1 egg

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

about 12 ounces of your favorite tomato sauce

2 cups low fat mozzarella cheese

To Make

Cook the pasta according to package instructions. After draining, drizzle with a little bit of olive oil and make sure to separate each piece to avoid sticking and tearing. Set aside. Pre-heat the oven to 375. Heat the two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for about a minute. Toss in the spinach and cook until wilted. Remove from the heat. Stir together the ricotta, egg, and parmesan cheese. Spread tomato sauce across the bottom of a 9X13 pan. Stretch out one of the cooked lasagna noodles and smear it with the ricotta mixture. Sprinkle the spinach mixture evenly across the cheese and then roll the noodle up. Place it in the pan, seam down, and repeat with the remaining pasta, ricotta cheese, and spinach. Spoon more tomato sauce in between the rows of rolled up lasagna and then even more across the top. Cover everything with the mozzarella cheese and bake until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese just starts to brown.

 

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domestic diva, MD

Friday 20th of April 2012

This is so on my list of things to cook once it hits next Friday. Though the other night I managed to convince my parents to visit so they could cook me some of my recipes ;)

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Saturday 21st of April 2012

Haha good plan! My little brother stalks my site for recipes and then coerces my mom into making them. You two have the same sorta plan. Hope you're recovering swiftly!

thoughtsappear

Friday 20th of April 2012

Mmmmm...This looks sooooo good! And it doesn't seem to be too complicated for me.

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Friday 20th of April 2012

That's how I like things: uncomplicated. Mostly nothing besides the pasta cooperates with me on this, but I'll take what I can get. Thanks!

Sandra - The Foodie Affair

Wednesday 18th of April 2012

Great recipe! I love spinich and sneak it in whenever possible. So many good for you vitamins in those greens! Perfect recipe for my Meatless Monday meal :)

Real Life Farm Wife

Wednesday 18th of April 2012

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Wednesday 18th of April 2012

Yes ma'am!

samology

Wednesday 18th of April 2012

YUMMY! Healthy pasta! My pasta never turns out quite as nice! This looks great!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Wednesday 18th of April 2012

Thanks, Sam! The pasta is pretty... if only I could get it to measure up to your cakes... :)