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Kale, Spinach, Mushroom Lasagna Roll Ups


I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day. Mine went fantastic except that we both were slightly under the weather and had to make slight change to our Seared Lamb Chops dinner plan. No, we did not settle in for a can of chicken noodle soup although that would have been okay too. I was just happy with the fact that I was able to spend the evening with my Valentine 🙂 
We both wanted something warm. Something comforting. With very little effort. For me that screams nothing but pasta. I had been eyeing lasagna roll ups for a while because its not your traditional lasagna –  sloppy messy layered squares. I love how it’s a single serve dish that not only looks fancy but tastes incredibly delicious.

I am not a big meat based lasagna person. Actually, I have never ever eaten one before. For this Valentine’s Day, I kept it pretty simple and went with a kale and spinach route. If kale is not your thing, use all spinach. I also added crimini mushroom for some meaty texture. When mixed in with two different cheeses and tomato sauce – its makes a gooey, warm, comfort food – perfect for any occasion!

Kale, Spinach Mushroom Lasagna Roll Ups
For 5 roll ups

5 whole wheat lasagna noodles, dry
1 cup tomato sauce of your choice ( I used Ragu’s Light No Sugar Added Tomato Basil)
1.5 cup finely chopped baby spinach, fresh
1.5 cup finely chopped kale, frozen
4 crimini mushroom, finely chopped
1/2 cup low fat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, to sprinkle
dried or fresh basil, chopped

-Preheat the oven to 375 F
-Boil lasagna noodles according to the directions on the package. Drain and keep aside
-Meanwhile, chop kale, spinach, and mushrooms
-In a bowl, mix veggies, cheeses, egg, and garlic powder until well combined
-Spread 1/2 cup of tomato sauce in a baking pan
-Take lasagna noodle and spread 1-1.5 tablespoon veggie-cheese mixture and roll it tightly seam side down in a baking pan. Do the same with the rest of the noodles
-Spread remaining 1/2 cup of tomato sauce on top and sprinkle 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese on top.
-Bake for about 30-35 minutes
-Serve warm with fresh or dried basil leaves

Dixya Bhattarai

Dixya Bhattarai

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