Roll It Up!

Yep, roll up your lasagna. You might wonder, what’s the point? I think it’s easier to control the portion sizes, and I tend to like a little more pasta with my filling. It’s also just kind of fun 🙂

This recipe is quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. It was a big hit with my guinea pig that I’m living with now. It made a big batch and the leftovers were great for a few days after!

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I used store bought pasta sauce *GASP*. Whatever, store bought pasta sauces are getting way better, and it makes dishes easier to make and faster to put together.

This lasagna is a bit lighter than your traditional lasagna. I used part skim ricotta, 2% milk shredded mozzarella, ground turkey and loads of veggies.

Lasagna Roll Ups
(Serves 4-6)

12 sheets of your favorite lasagna sheets
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 small onion, chopped
2 c. frozen spinach, thawed and extra liquid squeezed out
6-8 cremini mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 8 oz. container of part skim ricotta cheese
1 c. shredded mozzarella, divided
1 pinch of dried basil and oregano
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce
Salt and pepper
Red pepper flake

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Cook lasagna sheets according to package directions. When cooked, strain and run cold water over them to stop the cooking process.

In a large frying pan over medium high heat, place onions, ground turkey, sprinkle of red pepper flake, garlic and mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until there’s no longer any pink in the turkey, about 10 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1/3 cup mozzarella, spices, and squeezed out spinach. Add 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Look how cheesy and yummy that looks.

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Add in the turkey mixture when cooked. Stir to combine.

In a 9 x 13″ baking dish, pour about 1/2 cup sauce and spread along the bottom of the pan. I used Safeway roasted garlic sauce…I was drawn in by the whole cloves of garlic! I wasn’t disappointed.

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On a cutting board or other clean surface, lay out a few lasagna sheets. Place about 1/3 cup of filling on the edge of a lasagna sheet.

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Roll up and place in the baking dish. Any leftover filling? Just spread it across the top.

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Top with the rest of the jar of sauce. Then the rest of the cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes until the cheese is bubbling brown. Let set for about 10-15 minutes before serving.

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