Rolled Stuffed Lasagna with Greens

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Lasagna Roll-Ups are easy to make ahead as well as freeze. Our recipe uses spinach or other greens but you could certainly substitute with meat.

For the sauce, use any light, meatless red sauce (such as a marinara) or the tomato-cream version described here.

Serve with a salad and crusty bread for a wholesome and delicious meal.

If you’re looking for a traditional layered lasagna dish, try our delicious Lasagna With Two Sauces recipe. 

1 pound greens (kale, spinach, collards, chard, or a combo)
3 tablespoons butter or oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium-size onion, chopped
1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
1 cup finely diced mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 lasagna noodles, cooked al dente
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse greens well; cut off any tough stems or ribs and discard. Chop greens. Heat butter or oil in large skillet. Add garlic and onion; saute 5 minutes. Add greens and cook 5 minutes longer, until wilted. Mix greens-and-onion mixture with ricotta, mozzarella, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in large bowl. Stir in salt and pepper.

Tomato-Cream Sauce

4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
1 cup tomato puree
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
salt and pepper

For the sauce: Melt butter in saucepan; whisk in flour. Cook 2 minutes, whisk in rest of ingredients, and cook 5 minutes or until boiling. Remove from heat.

To assemble lasagna: Coat bottom of a large baking dish with sauce. Lay a noodle on a work surface; spread one-eighth of greens mixture evenly over it. Roll the noodle up loosely, like a jellyroll, and place seam side down in baking dish. Repeat with rest of noodles. Pour remaining sauce over noodles and sprinkle remainder of Parmesan cheese on top. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

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