Friday, May 20, 2011

Spinach Lasagna Rolls

I got this recipe from Good Things Utah  (click on Good Things Utah for the recipe)from their guest Kat Peterson.  They were super easy to make and my boys and the neighbor girls ate spinach and didn't even realize it!!  This recipe makes a big batch so if you have a small group you are feeding you can freeze some of them.

Now that I made this recipe several times I have made a few variations they are listed in red.

1 lb Lasagna Noodles (Boiled in salty water for 8 minutes)
2 Jars (24 oz) Spaghetti Sauce I only use 1 large jar and I pour a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of the pan
1 lb Turkey Sausage I lightly season my turkey with seasoning salt
1 Onion
1 15 oz Ricotta Cheese
2 Eggs
2 Packages Frozen Chopped Spinach (Thaw and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Chop) I don't like the taste of frozen spinach I use fresh it works perfect
6 Tbsp. Fresh Italian Parsley (divided) I only use about 1-2 T in the mixture and I don't put any on the top
1 tsp. Dried Basil
1 tsp. Dried Oregano
4 cup Mozzarella Cheese (1 lb) (reserve ½ C for the top)I have been using an Italian cheese mix
1 cup Parmesan Cheese (reserve ¼ C for top after baking)

Cook pasta in a large pot of heavily salted water for 8 minutes. Drain noodles and set aside.
Brown the turkey sausage in a skillet over medium/high heat with one chopped onion and cook until the onion is translucent. Let this mixture cool slightly.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the meat mixture with the rest of the ingredients except for the sauce. Place a large handful (about ¼ cup) of the mixture on one end of a lasagna noodle and roll the noodle up. Place in a greased baking dish and cover with your favorite jar of sauce. Makes 2 8X8 baking dishes with approximately 9 rolls each. (These can be covered and frozen at this stage)
Bake covered with foil for 30-45 minutes. (Baking time will double if frozen) Remove the foil and bake uncovered for 10 minutes. Let stand with loose foil for 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese and parsley.

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