Spinach And Cheese Roll-Up Pasta

Great and easy dish that makes beautiful presentation.

Serves: 4 (2 rolls each) 
Makes in: 60min+
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomato, 14 oz 
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 8 dried lasagna noodles
  • 1 10 oz thawed, squeezed spinach
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella grated cheese
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 slightly beaten egg white
  • 1 tsp salt, pepper
  1. For sauce, heat oil in a medium saucepan. Cook onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Carefully stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, sugar, salt, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until sauce is desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well. 
  3. For filling, drain thawed spinach well, pressing out excess liquid. In a medium bowl stir together ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and basil. Add spinach and egg white, stirring to combine. 
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. To assemble, evenly spread about 1/4 cup filling on each noodle. Roll up from one end. Place two rolls, seam side down, into each of four individual casseroles. Top each serving with sauce. Bake casseroles, covered, for 25 minutes or until heated through. 

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