Friday! Glorious Friday! I have waited for you all week! I love Fridays, if you couldn’t tell. No more work (well office work) for the week AND I get to spend lots of time with my family. I try to savor every second of the weekend. One of the best things about the weekend is the opportunity to make some dinners that may be a bit elaborate for the work week. This would be the perfect weekend dish to try at home. This version of lasagna roll up is reminiscent of my all time favorite spinach and artichoke dip. What’s better, it’s in lasagna form. #winning In all seriousness, it’s super tasty and a great way to add some vegetables to your diet, without feeling like you are eating a ton of veggies. It doesn’t take a ton of prep, but the end result is worth it. You can serve with a side salad, bonus veggies, or with bread, bonus carbs. Either way, you will not be disappointed that you made this. Enjoy your weekend!
- 12 lasagna noodles
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 large egg
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
- pinch of nutmeg
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 cups marinara sauce
- 1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in the salt and lasagna and cook to al dente, according to package discussions. Drain and lay the lasagna noodles out on a piece of parchment paper and let cool.
- In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, egg, garlic, spinach, artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, basil, red pepper, and nutmeg. Stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Line the bottom with about 1/2 cup of marinara sauce.
- Take about 1/4 cup of the ricotta mixture and spread it evenly onto each noodle. Carefully roll the noodles up and place them in the prepared baking dish. Top the lasagna rolls with remaining marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and some Parmesan cheese. Spray a piece of foil with cooking spray, and cover the baking dish.
- Place in the oven and cook for 35 minutes. Remove foil and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let sit for about 5 minutes. Serve warm.
This recipe is adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod.