This is a fun way of doing lasagna and a fabulous way to enjoy that homemade ricotta cheese! It makes serving a lot easier. (much less of a mess) And the technique is really easy! Give it a try next time you are in the mood for Italian!
What you'll need:
1 box of lasagna noodles
Tomato sauce (my recipe or yours)
For the filling:
1 large tub of ricotta cheese
A handful of fresh parsley, chopped
A handful of mozzarella, shredded
A handful of grated parmesan cheese
A handful of fresh spinach, chopped
A handful of fresh basil, chopped
What you'll do:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix. Cook the lasagna noodles till they are done, but still VERY al dente. (they will cook more in the oven) Drain them and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking.
You are going to use a 9X13 baking dish. Cover the bottom of the dish with tomato sauce so the pasta doesn't stick.
On a clean surface, lay a noodle down and spread the cheese mixture in the middle 3/4 of the noodle. Start at one end and roll up! Place in the baking dish. Repeat with all the noodles.
When you are done with the rolls, cover them with tomato sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and starts to brown.
This is soooo good!! You are going to love this!!