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Lasagna Rolls with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Randy Mayor; Katie Stoddard
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 rolls)
These rolls require some assembly time but are a nice change of pace from layered pasta. Use baby spinach to eliminate the task of trimming stems.

Ingredients

  • Lasagna:
  • 8 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (7-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, undrained
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 393
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 11.7 g
  • satfat 4.3 g
  • monofat 3.6 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 19.3 g
  • carbohydrate 58.3 g
  • fiber 5.9 g
  • cholesterol 20 mg
  • iron 3.8 mg
  • sodium 924 mg
  • calcium 253 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare lasagna, cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, mushrooms, spinach, and 3 garlic cloves; sauté 5 minutes or until onion and mushrooms are tender. Remove from heat, and stir in cheeses, 2 tablespoons basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper.

  3. To prepare sauce, place vinegar and remaining ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.

  4. Place cooked noodles on flat surface; spread 1/4 cup cheese mixture over each noodle. Roll up noodles, jelly-roll fashion, starting with short side. Place the rolls, seam sides down, in a shallow 2-quart microwave-safe dish. Pour 1/4 cup sauce over each roll, and cover with heavy-duty plastic wrap. Microwave at high 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons basil.