I am a Pinterest addict.
There. I said it! =] I probably pin about food more than the average single person should, but I can’t help it.
Needless to say, when I saw this pin, I knew I had to try it, plus I had the added bonus of meeting up with a group of friends last Monday night and knew I’d have plenty of taste-testers. (I love having taste-testers!) Another bonus: this meal is super cheap to make!!
Ricotta Spinach Roll Up Lasagna
Serving Size: 10-14 rolls (I ended with 12 stuffed rolls)
*1 lb Lasagna Noodles
*15 oz Ricotta
*1 cup Mozzarella, shredded
*1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
*1 large Egg
*10 oz Frozen Spinach
*2.5 cups Marinara Sauce
*Salt & Pepper to taste
Step 1: Bring a large pot of water with a dash of salt to boil. Once you’ve established a rolling boil, add the lasagna noodles and cook until al dente (each box of noodles will have an estimated time for this); about 10-13 minutes. Carefully drain the noodles in a colander after cooking.
Step 2: While the noodles are boiling, start making the filling. Thaw the frozen spinach in the microwave and squeeze as much excess liquid out as possible. In a bowl, combine the ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, egg, and a dash of salt and pepper. Add the spinach and mix well.
Step 3: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray.
Step 4: On a clean surface, lay out some noodles (I did 3 at a time). Place a few spoonfuls of the ricotta-spinach filling on each noodle and spread the filling around until the noodle is covered from end to end. Tip: the thinner you spread the mixture, the more rolls you will end up with.
Step 5: Roll the noodles up and place them in the casserole dish. Repeat until you have no filling mixture left. Pour your favorite marinara sauce over the noodles, covering all the surfaces.
Step 6: Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 min.
My Prices for the ingredient list:
Lasagna Noodles: $1.78
Frozen Spinach: $1.18
Marinara Sauce: FREE thanks to couponing!
Salt & Pepper: $0.05
Non-Stick Spray: $0.05
If you’d like more photos and information about this dish, head on over to Budget Bytes. =]