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Fancy Rolled Lasagna Recipe and Cooking Tips

Lasagna is delicious and quite simple to prepare at home. Take advantage of the great shortcut of prepared sauces with different flavors, available in cans or jars. Add additional herbs and spices to the sauce if you want, such as garlic powder, basil, or thyme. Buy the meat sauce or cook up the meat of your choice and add it to your sauce while it is warming up. Add chopped garlic, celery and bell peppers for extra flavor.

Always wash raw veggies and herbs before cooking or eating them. The pesticides, field dirt, and bacteria may still be present. Peel the carrots and potatoes after you wash them. It is such an advantage to do the prep work and eliminate the chance of digestive problems. When you find a reliable produce market, be a faithful customer.

The number of servings listed in a recipe is a guideline. If you realize that the lasagna in the oven will not satisfy the family appetite, think of side dishes and serve them as appetizers, such as minestrone soup and a green salad with tomatoes, kidney beans, and garlic croutons. That will help ease the hollow feeling while the lasagna finishes cooking. Making several different lasagna recipes helps you discover which ones you and the famil6y like best and how much to cook. Lasagna freezes very well and only needs a short time in the oven or microwave before it is ready to eat.

Fancy Lasagna Spinach Rolls
Summary: This charming vegetarian lasagna recipe offers individual lasagna rollups instead of a large lasagna to cut into portions. The spinach and cheese filling is really yummy.
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Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Lasagna
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 8 lasagna noodles
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 1 pound fresh spinach, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces ricotta
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 8 lasagna noodles and cook according to the directions. Remove when done and place flat on a baking sheet.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of hot oil in a medium skillet and sauté the onion. Add the marinara sauce and oregano. Stir and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Chop the spinach and put it in a bowl with a quarter-cup water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave 4 minutes. Remove the wrap slightly and drain. Blot the spinach with paper towels to remove more liquid.
  5. Add the salt, pepper, nutmeg, ricotta, and parmesan cheese and mix with the spinach.
  6. Put a thin layer of sauce on one side of each noodle. Evenly distribute the spinach mix to each noodle and spread it out over the sauce.
  7. Roll each noodle up and place it in the baking dish with the edge left from rolling on the bottom. The weight of the mix will help hold it firm. Set the rolls near each other for stability. Pour the remaining marinara sauce over the rolls and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Take out of the oven and let sit 5 minutes before serving.

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Imagine the creativity of the food artist who thought of this idea! It is like having a great burrito, except made with lasagna noodles wrapped around embracing the delicious things that create lasagna. Whether this dish is for a special family event or the next church potluck, it will be a hit and asked for time after time. A special marinara sauce adds to the flavor and holds the shape together. Spinach and delicious cheeses are a creative way to add to the flavor. The appeal is wonderful and the aroma of baked fresh lasagna wafting through the house incredible.

 


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Christine Szalay-Kudra


Hi I'm Christine, and I am happy you are visiting. Food is a large part of our family's lives, and we love to try new dishes, especially Italian food which offers so much freshness and flavor, whether you are making a classic Italian dish like lasagna or pizza, or experimenting with new appetizers, entrées or desserts from Italy.


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