Prep 10 mins
Cook 38 mins
I found this recipe in the January/February 2007 edition of Simple & Delicious magazine. These Italian-inspired roll-ups are fast and fun to fix. With their elegant look, they're perfect for both family meals and special occasion dinners alike. Time does not include chill time.
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup small curd cottage cheese, 2% fat
- 3⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated, divided
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 6 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
- 2 (15 ounce) cansseasoned tomato sauce or 2 (15 ounce) cans spaghetti sauce
- In a bowl, combine the spinach, mozzarella, cottage cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan and egg.
- Spread a heaping 1/3 cupful over each noodle.
- Roll up and secure with toothpicks.
- Place seam side down in an 11 x 7 x 2 inch baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
- Pour tomato or spaghetti sauce over roll-ups.
- Cover and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 33-38 minutes or until bubbly.
- Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
- Discard toothpicks.
Really liked this, 1yo DS did not...I made it for him because he loves veggie lasagna. Oh well! Seems this dish is just lacking a little substance, I think it's because I prefer ricotta over cottage cheese. Other than that, this is a great standard to keep in your cookbook!
I enjoyed this- dh did not. I loved that it could be made ahead. Great choice for a dinner party. If you are not watching the fat and calories you may want to up the cheese value which imho is where dh lost it. Thanks for a great recipe Crafty.
Very easy and tasty. This recipe combines some of my favorite ingredients - spinach, cheese and noodles. I followed the recipe exactly using freshly shredded Parmesan and mozzarella. I did use plain tomato sauce, and didn't have time to season it so I just sprinkled some Italian seasoning on top. Oh, and I didn't have any wooden toothpicks, so I used some wooden skewers that I already had. Toothpicks would be better since they would make everything fit into one pan for baking more easily. Made for My 3 Chefs.