Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

I realized I’ve been cooking quite a bit of Asian food recently. So it is time to make some Western comfort food for a change. What can be more comforting than Lasagna? With just the two of us, we can’t have all of it. I gave some to my neighbor and freeze some for Diana too.

Ingredients:

12 sheets dried lasagna noodles
2 ½ cups pasta sauce

Filling:

3 links turkey sausage
1 large onion – finely diced
2 cloves garlic - chopped
2 packet 10 oz frozen chopped spinach – thawed and squeeze out all the water
1 tub 15 oz skim ricotta cheese
3 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 egg
½ tsp red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste




1. Cook the pasta as package directions until al dente. Drain, pat dry and lay out the strips on baking sheet.
2. Remove the sausage from it casing. Heat up and non-stick pan, add a tbsp of olive oil and sauté the garlic and onions until fragrant. Add in the turkey sausage and continue to cook until the meat brown. Remove and set it aside to cool.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking dish and put a cup of pasta sauce at the bottom. Spread it out evenly. Combined the rest of the filling ingredients into the meat. Mix it well.
4. To assemble, lay the lasagna noodle out, spread about 2 tbsp of filling onto it. Roll up the noodle and place seam side down on the pan. Continue until you’ve used up all the noodles.



5. Pour the rest of the pasta sauce on top of the rolled up lasagna, cover it with foil and bake it in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the cheese melted and sauce bubbly.


Note: For the pasta sauce you can either use homemade or store bought kind. As for the protein you can always replace it with ground beef, chicken or turkey.

32 comments:

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Seeing your spinach lasagna brings back all those fond memories, lol! Now that I'm back in Asia, it's been ages since I last made these! ;)

Shereen said...

Gert,
I have never seen the lasagna sheets got that kedut-kedut at the side..hehehe..stay with the sheeps and cows,ma.
Cannot let the boys see this post or else they'll bug me to make lasagna as I haven't done this for ages.Mmmm...sedapnya!

Debbie said...

I've made lasagna several times recently and this would be a nice change. Love the look of it and that it has spinache in it!!!

busygran said...

I love the frills. They make the lasagna pretty to look at and yummy to eat!

Anncoo said...

Gert, This is so pretty and delicious. Is it that I can store roll up pasta before bake?

My Little Space said...

Good day, Gert. Your lasagna sheets look so girly. :o) Really cute. I've been looking forward to make lasagna eversince after watching Gardfield for the very first time but untill today I have yet put my hands on it. haha... Hubby never like western food. So keeping this for myself & the kids. Sure Carlos will be very happy that you have finally made some western food. Stay warm & enjoy your day.
Cheers, Kristy
p/s there's an 6.3 earthquake at queentown, NZ. you know anyone there?

Jeannie said...

Your lasagna looks like they are wearing a frilly dress lol! So lovely!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I love the frills on your lasagna sheets.
I'm going to watch out for types like this the next time I go to KL.

Cooking Gallery said...

The lasagna rolls look so pretty...! I need to find those rolls :D)!

Jess said...

These are super cute, love them!!
Jess : )

Kathryn said...

How cute! These are perfect for a pasta-lover like me :) I'll have to try making these for my boyfriend sometime soon.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

The frilly ends of the pasta makes this the most feminine and pretty lagsana I have seen ever!

Mat Gebu said...

Waaaa..gert..cantikknyaaaaaa......pengsannn >_<

Lisa H. said...

I LOVE your frilly lasagna sheets... so pretty :)

Jenn@ChasingFoodDreams said...

Hi Gert, what brand is yr lasagna sheets? So lovely and textured.

I m going to be making lasagna next week for my son bday party, so your recipe came just in time! :)

Swee San said...

love the frills on the lasagna sheets! gonna watch out for it in the supermarket shelves! :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

never seen this beautiful of lasagna sheet here. This is a comfort meal.

Elin said...

I love the fills on the lasagna sheets :) beautiful !!!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Those lasagna sheets are so beautiful. I have never seen anything like this in KL. I think I will get my step daughter to send me some from US. Your lasagna rolls are an eye and stomach candies! LOVE IT!

sweet&spicy said...

pretty lasagna and so yummy for sure ^_^

Little Corner of Mine said...

Beautiful and I bet is delicious!

ICook4Fun said...

Bee, there are so many delicious food in Singapore and you totally forgotten the Western food :)

Shereen, that is weird. I thought they should have this type of lasagna over there.

Debbie, yes something different from the regular layer kind.

Busygran, thanks you.

Ann. yes you can freeze it after the roll up and bake it when you wanted to eat it.

Kristy, thank you. Hubby never fond of Asian food either but after years of me feeding him our Asian food he learn to like it. Maybe you should do that too with your hubby. You too have a great day. Yes, I do have a good friend in NZ but she is in Auckland.

Jeannie, thank you.

Wendy, you can ask your MIL to get you some from here. All brands carry this type of lasagna.

Cooking Galley, thanks

ICook4Fun said...

Jess, thank you.

Kathryn, hope your bf like this.

Shirley, yes it is and thank you.

Mat Gebu, thank you. Nanti I sapukan minyak cap kapak :)

Lisa, thank you.

Jenn, actually many brands carry this type of lasagna sheets. I used Ronzoni and San Giorgio. Happy Birthday to your son.

Swee San, hope you can find it.

Sonia, yes it is.

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, thank you.

Quay Po, thank you. We do have a lot of it here in the US.

Sweet & Spicy, thanks.

LCOM, thanks

Dee said...

I don't do dairy anymore!! :(

mycookinghut said...

The lasagna looks very very pretty! And yes, I love it with vibrant tomato sauce like this!

Pei-Lin said...

Interesting! Never thought of lasagna with frilly ends! I haven't tried using ricotta cheese actually. Hope can do so someday. Your lasagna looks good!

suituapui said...

This looks interesting. Love the curly edges...but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Too bad I can't get to sample. Hehehehehe!

P.S. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Glad to make the acquaintance.

MaryMoh said...

Oh wow...that lasagne looks so cute and pretty...like flower :D

Kevin said...

I like the sound of a lasagna roll up!

Unknown said...

Cant find curly lasagna noodles with lines running down the middle anywhere...please help !

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, if you live in the USA you can get it from any supermarket. If you live somewhere else I am sorry I can't help you. Actually the regular lasagna noodles work as well.