My Grandmother makes Italian dish that is cheese wrapped with cabbage and baked with tomato sauce. It's soo good. But I decided to create my own with swiss chard. I love the idea of using a heartier green in this dish. It gives it some texture, flavor and lots of nutrients.
I tested these out on some of my favorite taste testers and they all approved, so give it a try!
Swiss Chard Lasagna Rolls
What you'll need:
12 swiss chard leaves, stalks removed
1 batch of tomato sauce (here is my homemade recipe)
15 oz. ricotta cheese, or 1 batch of homemade (here is my homemade recipe)
1 handful of golden raisens
1 handful of pine nuts, toasted
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 handful of parmesan cheese, plus more for on top
1 small handful of mozzarella cheese, plus more for on top
What you'll do:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Make your tomato sauce and spoon enough sauce at the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish to cover.
In a medium bowl, mix the ricotta, raisins, nuts, garlic, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
Lay a swiss chard leaf on your workspace and dollop a large spoonful of cheese mixture on the bottom quarter of the leaf.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.