Sunday, January 6, 2008

Rollin Rollin Rollin

Quite a while ago I saw some recipes for lasagna rolls and I was quite intrigued at the thought of having a lasagna tasting dish without having to make a 10 pound pan full of food that my husband and I could never finish ourselves. I finally decided that I was going to give these little devil's a try and I am glad that I did. My husband must have reminded me a good 2 or 3 times that he really liked them.

I tried to make this recipe as healthy as I could by using whole wheat lasagna noodles, fat free cottage cheese, 2 % milk Italian cheese blend and spinach but by all means make it as healthy or unhealthy as you desire. This dish was a definite thumbs up this evening. But I think my favorite part of the whole thing is that I got to use my Pampered Chef small oval bakers again. They are so cute and I am so happy I bought them.

Chicken and Spinach Lasagna Rolls
(Source: Amber's Delectable Delights)

5 whole wheat lasagna noodles
2 cups spaghetti sauce

Filling ingredients
1 cup cooked chicken (shredded or finely chopped)
1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
1/2 cup baby spinach (finely chopped)
1/4 cup 2% milk Italian cheese blend
1 egg
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 tsp parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

- Lay noodles into a rimmed baking sheet and cover with hot water; let rest for about 30 minutes, or until soft and pliable. (yes you can boil them if you want, this is just my short-cut)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all of the filling ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
- Lightly grease baking dish(s) and add enough sauce to coat the bottom.
- Remove the noodles from the baking sheet and carefully wipe the excess water off of them. Lay a noodle onto a flat surface and spread 1/5 of the filling mixture across it. Roll up and place seam side down into prepared baking dish; repeat with remaining noodles. Spoon the remaining sauce over all of the lasagna rolls.
- Cover with foil and bake 30-40 minutes.


Carrie said...

YUM! I love adding spinach to things like this cause you can't taste it.

Ally said...

Those look AWESOME! I love me a good pasta dish, and all the better with the spinach!

Anonymous said...

These look great!

Brittany said...

YUM, must try these!

That Girl said...

Lasagna rolls are on my list of things to make this year!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking SIL would like lasagna rolls but was on the fence about making them. Yours look so delicious I am going to have to!

Renea said...

Mmm, those look so good!

Jaime said...

yum! this looks delicious!

Laura said...

I made this with turkey and kale instead of chicken and spinach...we liked it but had to cook quite a bit longer because the noodles weren't done. I'd recommend boiling the noodles first. Thanks for the recipe! Made your chicken noodle soup and alfredo pasta bake too!! Glad I found you.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I found your site. i made these the other night and they were great! My husband usually does most of the cooking and was very impressed that i made these. They were so easy to make. thanks for the recipe!