Thursday, November 12, 2009

Good Ideas: Lasagne Rollups

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I don't really expect you to make these, but I just wanted to show them off.

No, they are not enchiladas.

I had 2 large leftover fresh lasagne sheets, not enough to make a "real" lasagne, so rollups it would have to be.

I also had that beautiful sausage ragu leftover, so this was an easy dinner to put together.

Have I told you that I HATE squeezing out the water from frozen spinach? Well I do.
I have found the best way is to squeeze out the moisture with your hand.



Mix some ricotta w/ drained cooked spinach, parmesan cheese and an egg, salt & pepper.
This is your filling.

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Spread some of the filling in the center of cooked lasagne noodles and roll, baby.

I added some sausage ragu to the filling, but you can keep this vegetarian if you like.

Place your rollups in a baking dish with some tomato sauce on the bottom.
Ladle some sauce over the pasta and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese & fresh basil.



Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes at 350F.
Uncover and bake another 10 minutes until cheese is bubbling.



Eat & enjoy!

14 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

You've managed to turn lasagna into one of my alltime favorites - cannelloni. Too bad you didn't have more leftover lasagna sheets - I'd have zipped over.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I absolutely hate squeezing out spinach and also grated zucchini! But I would love this lasagna of yours.

Angelica said...

Yum! We're making this next week :) Thanks for sharing!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Great use of all the ingredients. Yum. Bet they were good.

kat said...

I do lasagna like this from time to time too, it seems so much quicker than regular lasagna

Karen said...

This is a good idea when you're cooking for just 2 people. I made a pan of lasagna a couple months ago and we still have some in the freezer!

Pam said...

What a great idea - I love spinach lasagna.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I would totally makes this, are you kidding? I use my ricer to squeeze out spinach. It works great, if you have one. I wish I had seen this recipe when I made a quick spaghetti. I keep pre-cooked meat in the freezer for when I'm feeling lazy. This would have been far tastier, and super easy. Next time!

~m said...

i think i saw that in this month's issue of "canadian living"! coincidence?

doggybloggy said...

I love this method - I do it all the time thinking how original I am -- who knew it was called cannelloni?

lisa said...

Great idea to roll up the lasagna. I always save leftover sheets with that in mind and then forget to use. them. Also, I too absolutely hate squeezing water from frozen spinach. Always have.

Kim said...

I don't like to squeeze out spinach either. Sounds like nobody cares for it. I do love Debby's idea of using a ricer to squeeze out the spinach. The lasagna rolls look great.

Jen_from_NJ said...

Stacey, your spinach filling looks amazing! I think I see a caper? Yum!

Culinary Cory said...

Hehe, your nails look amazing in the spinach picture. Well done!