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Tomato-Basil Lasagna Rolls

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

 

Hands-on time 35 mins
Total time 1 hr, 35 mins
Yield Makes 10 servings
Canned artichokes give the rich filling its meaty heft. Feel free to sub sautéed 'shrooms or spinach.

Ingredients

  • 10 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • 1 (24-oz.) jar tomato-and-basil pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-oz.) can baby artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz.) freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Toppings: fresh basil, Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 190
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 9 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 590 mg
  • calcium 120 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain pasta (do not rinse); arrange in a single layer on a piece of lightly greased aluminum foil or wax paper.

  2. Sauté onion in hot oil in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat 7 to 8 minutes or until caramelized. Add two-thirds of minced garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in tomato sauce and next 2 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir together ricotta and cream cheese until smooth. Stir in artichoke hearts, next 3 ingredients, and remaining minced garlic. Spread 1/4 cup cheese mixture on 1 noodle. Roll up firmly, and place, seam side down, into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles and cheese. Spoon tomato sauce over lasagna rolls.

  4. Bake, covered, at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until thoroughly heated and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with desired toppings.

  5. Note: We tested with Classico Tomato & Basil pasta sauce.

  6. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving (not including toppings).