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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lasagna Spirals

1 teaspoon olive oil
10 lasagna noodles
1 pound ricotta cheese
1 10-oz package chopped frozen spinach, thawed (squeeze out water)
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
6 basil leaves, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
4 cups tomato sauce
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add olive oil. Cook noodles 7-8 minutes. Drain.

Mix ricotta, spinach, mozzarella, basil, egg, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Spread 1 cup tomato sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Spread each noodle with a layer of ricotta mixture, then roll up and place seam side down into the dish. Top spirals with 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake 20 minutes. Serve with extra sauce and cheese on the side.

Originally posted in Cosmopolitan
Submitted by Kari Merks

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