Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Rolls
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Dedicating this post to Josette of The Brookcook. Whenever I make pastas, I remember her. Her love for pasta and so much of the variety on her blog is so awesome! Her passionate cooking and simple yet elegant presentation reflects through her posts. So my dear friend, Josette, this one is for you :).
Pasta done in which ever way is a winning story in every household. My kids love pasta and my oldest loves lasagna. Somehow I find making Lasagna rolls less of work than the actual Lasagna! It is neater, easy to serve and can infuse different flavors in different rolls to make everybody happy. But this time I went with spinach and ricotta…ah the creamy texture of the dish is melt in the mouth. You gotta try it to believe it :).
Taking it to Angie’s Fiesta Friday co-hosted by beautiful duo Nancy and Loretta. I hope you enjoy this ladies as much as my family did. :).
Serves : 3
Kitchen Equipments Required : Big pot for boiling, stirring spoon, sauce pan, baking dish, oven, working or chopping board, knife, colander/sieve.
Lasagna sheets : 8, if using medium size OR 4, if using big ones.
Olive oil : 2 tsp
Spinach : 5 cups packed, washed and chopped.
Ricotta / Paneer (soft) : 3/4 cup
Nutmeg powder : 1/4 tsp
Black pepper : 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Marinara sauce : 1&1/2 cups
Mozzarella Cheese : 3 tbsp shredded
Parmigiana Cheese : 3 tbsp shredded
- Preparing the Lasagna Sheets : Cook the Lasagna Sheets as per packet instructions, al dante. Drain the water. Take the sheets out on clean kitchen towels or paper towels. Dab them gently to make them dry.
Note : If you are using long Lasagna Sheets, then half them after boiling.
- Preheat the oven at 190C or 375F. Grease a medium rectangular or oval baking dish, lightly.
Take a pan. Heat oil and add chopped spinach to it. Add the nutmeg powder, salt and black pepper and cook it down till it wilts.
Now add crumbled ricotta or crumbled soft paneer to the wilted spinach and fold it in gently.
Take a working or chopping board. Spread out the dried lasagna sheet on it. Take a table spoon full of spinach and cheese mixture and spread it out evenly on the sheet. Leave 1/2 inch space at the two narrow borders.
Now roll this sheet gently. Don’t roll it too tight or too loose. Roll all the sheets like wise.
Take the greased baking dish. Spread 1/2 cup or more of marinara sauce at the bottom of the pan.
Place the rolled up lasagna sheets carefully in the baking dish. Make sure that their seams or open ends are placed facing down the bottom.
Pour 3/4 cup or more of Marinara sauce on top of these rolls. Sprinkle generously with mozzarella and parmigiana cheeses on the top.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes till the sauce is nicely absorbed and the cheese is melted well.
Serve it warm! Pair it with some beautiful and bold Red Wine like Bordeaux and Green Beans Casserole !
Enjoy an elegant meal, right at home with your family and friends!
The meal looks so elegant and well presented. Awesome Sonal 🙂
What can be substituted for marinara sauce ??
Use Alfredo Andy or mix Alfredo and marinara together to make a delectable sauce!
i will be going shopping 😉
Waiting ever since you instagrammed these! Looks delicious and so easy to make too 🙂
Thabks Namrata 🙂
Super easy 🙂
Sonal first, those pictures are already putting me in the mood for Christmas!! So festive! Love the lasagna rolls, they have been on my list for some time, glad to have your recipe for it now, I know it will be moutwatering 🙂
Naina : muaah <3
Love everything about this post, the recipe is so appetizing and the picture superb, Sonal 🙂
Thanks so much :).
Sonali thats so nice, what a great post and I agree I love Josette’s blog she has some amazing recipes and I always look forward to her posts. Your lasagna rolls really are nice, they really are much easier to serve great idea. Next time I make lasagna will do it this way,
Suzanne you always bring smile on my face! Loads of love! <3 <3
Awesome! Love the recipe and love the pictures! Sets up the holiday mood!
The pictures are gorgeous, Sonal. I need to take some lessons from you. 🙂 Lovely post!
Thanks Apsara! I am still learning and getting out of my comfort zone.
Welcome to Fiesta Friday #41 Sonal. Thanks for bringing this wonderful pasta dish, I’m sure the revelers will be lining up for seconds. :). You are absolutely spot on though, I’ve made lasagne rolls before, and I find it so much less cumbersome than assembling the lasagne sheets in a dish. You’ve got some great flavors and textures going on, and your pictures sure do get us in the mood for the holidays coming up! Happy weekend to you.
Thanks so much my dear ! Holidays are right around the corner and I just wanted to break the ice :).
Delicious ! Gorgeous ! Excellent post and pics ! 🙂
Andy muaah! <3
I agree with all of the other commenters; this does look delicious! I am not at all vegetarian, but I would be happy to forego meat to enjoy this dish!
Awwww! That’s so sweet of you :).
Your dish sounds amazing! Your photos make me want to chew on my computer screen! Gorgeous!
Julie you are so awesome <3!
How lovely! I haven’t eaten or made lasagne for years, this might entice me to make it again 🙂 xx
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Love your photo! It really gets me in the mood for the holidays. Plus, your rolls look amazing!
Thanks so much Serena :).
Aww, so sweet, Sonal. <3 The pasta looks so good. I might need a plate of this right now. 🙂
Thanks so much sweetheart! A plate is ready for you.
Wow! Sonal- I am so touched by this post!! You are so kind to me. 🙂 This dish looks absolutely wonderful too. You knew that I would love it!! Happy FF!
Happy FF dear friend! I am glad that you liked it :).
You are so supportive- I really appreciate it!! 🙂 I need to make this dish!