This perfectly proportioned pasta dish will make your taste buds sing!
Skinny Lasagna Rolls are filled with delicious, traditional Italian ingredients including flavorful herbs and spices. This healthy alternative to traditional lasagna is low-calorie, making it easier than ever to stick to the fitness plan. Make this tasty dish ahead of time, and keep them in the freezer for a healthy recipe that pleases the whole family.
Did you know that Skinny Lasagna Rolls won the Joyful Cook-Off on the Today Show’s Kathie Lee & Hoda! Gale Compton created this recipe to encourage others to eat healthier and smaller portions, while at the same time enjoying the taste of traditional lasagna.
Skinny Lasagna Rolls
- 10 whole wheat lasagna noodles cooked to al dente (about 8 minutes), well drained
- 24 ounces marinara sauce jar, no sugar added
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 6 cups baby spinach loosely packed and chopped well
- 1 cup ricotta cheese low-fat
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella part-skim, shredded
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese low-fat, small curd if possible
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- kosher or sea salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Add 1 1/4 cups marinara to a 13" x 9" x 2" casserole dish.
- In a large skillet, add oil and heat to medium-low heat. Saute garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chopped spinach and saute until wilted, about 3 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine garlic, spinach, ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, cottage cheese, egg white, oregano, salt and pepper.
- On a work surface, lined with parchment paper, arrange lasagna noodles flat, add 1/4 cup cheese and spinach mixture to each noodle, spread evenly to cover noodles. Start rolling the noodle at the end closest to you. Place lasagna rolls seam side down, not quite touching, in the prepared casserole dish. Evenly spread 1 cup marinara over rolls, sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and parmesan.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake 20 minutes, or until cheese is hot and bubbly. If desired, serve rolls with additional heated marinara.
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