What happens when you make a casserole dish full of lasagna and you end up with extra noodles? Am I the only one this happens to or are there more out there like me? This happens every time I make lasagna. It. Never. Fails. I always end up with 8-10 extra noodles...and they just wind up sitting in my cabinet until the next time I make a casserole.
I was feeling restless the other day and wanted to do something with the 8 extra ones I had from the last time I attempted to make lasagna. I did lots and lots and lots of research (Google is such a wonderful thing) and came up with soooo many ideas. Did y'all know you could cut these up, top with Parmesan cheese, bake em' and dip them in marinara sauce to serve as an appetizer? Or what about using them to make a breakfast strata/casserole of sorts?
I loved both of these ideas, however, I was looking to make a dinner out of the ones I had. I wanted to figure out if one box of lasagna noodles could produce 2 different dinners? I'm here to tell y'all....it sure can ;)
The original recipe came from Taste of Homes...however I tweaked things just a tad bit to fit our needs. So the next time you have some extra lasagna noodles, give these babies a try :) You won't be sorry ;)
Spinach, Ricotta, and Parmesan Roll Ups
(inspired by Taste of Homes~Makes 8 Roll Ups)
8 lasagna noodles
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 and 1/2 cups of Ricotta Cheese
1 and 1/2 cups of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (optional)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
10 oz. package frozen chopped Spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 jar meatless spaghetti sauce (any flavor)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain and lay them down separately on tin foil to cool.
3. Combine the rest of the ingredients, except spaghetti sauce, in a bowl. Making sure to mix well.
4. Pour 1 cup of spaghetti sauce into an ungreased baking dish.
5. Spread 1/3 cup of cheese/spinach mixture onto each noodle....from one end to the other.
6. Roll each noodle and place in baking dish, seam side down over the sauce.
7. Spread the remaining sauce onto the roll ups.
8. Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy :)