Vegetable Lasagna Rolls

These pretty little rolls are full of creamy cheese and spinach, topped with a rich artichoke–tomato sauce.

Serves: 9Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 9

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 jar (26 oz.) chunky pasta sauce
  • 9 whole-wheat lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 package (3 oz.) nonfat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • ¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  • Finely chop the artichoke hearts and add to onion mixture along with rosemary and pepper; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add pasta sauce and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions until al dente. Meanwhile, in medium bowl combine ricotta and cream cheese and mix well. Add mozzarella cheese. Drain spinach by squeezing in a kitchen towel and stir into cheese mixture.
  • Drain noodles and rinse with cold water; drain again. Spread on work surface. Spread about ⅓ cup of the ricotta mixture on each noodle and roll up.
  • Place half of artichoke sauce in 13" x 9" baking pan. Top with filled noodles and rest of the artichoke sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 35–45 minutes until casserole bubbles and cheese browns.