Preparing lasagna, usually an involved, time-consuming process, is easy when planned-over meat sauce and a creative use of lasgna noodles are used.
- 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
- 1/3 recipe (5 cups/1250 mL) prepared Hearty Meat Sauce
- 1 can (8 ounces/250 g) tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon (15 mL) Italian Seasoning Mix
- 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces/45 g) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons (30 mL) snipped fresh parsley
- 1 container (15 ounces/450 g) part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) salt
- 1/8 teaspoon (.5 mL) ground black pepper
- Dash nutmeg
- Additional grated fresh Parmesan cheese and finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook noodles in (8-qt.) Stockpot according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, combine meat sauce, tomato sauce and seasoning mix in (3-qt.) Saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes.
Grate Parmesan cheese using Rotary Grater. Snip parsley using Professional Shears. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, parsley, ricotta cheese, egg yolk, salt, black pepper and nutmeg; mix until well blended.
Using Large Scoop, place 1 scoop cheese mixture on one end of each lasagna noodle; gently roll up. Spoon 3 cups of the sauce into Square Baker. Place roll-ups on top of sauce, seam sides down. Spoon remaining sauce over roll-ups.
Cover baker with aluminum foil. Bake 40-45 minutes or until sauce is bubbly. Remove baker from oven; carefully remove foil. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
- 9 servings of 1 roll-up
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 310, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 80 mg, Carbohydrate 32 g, Protein 22 g, Sodium 660 mg, Fiber 2 g
U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:
2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat (2 carb)
This recipe can be prepared as directed up to 1 day in advance. Cover baker with aluminum foil and refrigerate. When ready to bake, remove baker from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Increase baking time to 55-60 minutes; proceed as recipe directs.
Italian seasoning can be substituted for the Italian Seasoning Mix, if desired.
Nutmeg is native to the Spice Islands and is the seed of a tropical evergreen tree. It lends a complex flavor to baked goods, as well as Italian dishes and cream-based dishes such as creamed spinach.