Sausage & Spinach Lasagna Rolls

These little roll ups of the lasagna kind are all over the web.  By ‘web’ I mean Pinterest. I pretty much go from work.. to pinterest.. back to work.. lunch.. pinterest, and pinterest some more.  Then again in the afternoon.  Most of it, anyway. 

I really need to get away from it. I will say I have developed some awesome recipes off of ideas that I find on there.  So it isn’t completely a wash. 

I love me some pinterest.  And sausage.  So when developing this recipe, even though the two are clearly unrelated, I decided some lean chicken sausage would go great in these rolls.

If you have been following my posting shinanagan’s for even the slightest bit of time, you already know how random my words can be. 

Hence my ability to relate sausage and pinterest in one thought. 

The combo of the filling consists of chopped spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan, and Italian blend cheese.

No eggs.  No ricotta.

After cooking my noodles, I laid them flat on a couple layers of paper towel, so they would be easy to roll.  For a dozen rolls I used 1/2 package of uncooked sheets, about 6 noodles- and then cut them in half horizontally.  Cutting my noodles in half allows me to skip a few more calories from the carbos, but providing a more flavorful bite with just about 2 tablespoons of filling in each roll. 

 Using jarred tomato sauce made this an extra fast prep & bake one dish meal.  Tomato Basil is probably my fav, and typically lowest in fat, sodium, and over all calories per serving. 

Whew.  Sodium in some of those jarred sauces.  So- it is best to take a few moments and compare food labels.  Just make sure your cart and entire person is not in the middle of the aisle.  (<—Why I choose to shop at 7am.. no one bl0cks buggy traffic.  Actually, no one tends to even be in the store.) 

Tomtao-y goodness.  Spread evenly over the top.

Sprinke with the remaining Parm before it’s finaly desination- the steamy oven! 

The result is a bubbly roll of cheese-y and saugage-y goodness.  In the seven years I’ve been married, lasagna rolls are a first for me- making and eating.  

Thank you pinterest for the official introduction. 

Have you made lasagna rolls before? 

If you haven’t, I suggest you start. 

Sausage & Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 3 rolls, each

Sausage & Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Ingredients

  • 6 uncooked whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 2 (4-ounce) links chicken sausage, casings removed
  • 1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 (4-ounce) block reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat Italian blend cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups lower sodium tomato pasta sauce of choice

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and lay noodles flat on a paper towel lined work surface. Cut each noodle in half resulting in 12 noodles total.

Heat a non-stick skillet coated in cooking spray over medium high heat. Add sausage and curmble, cooking until no longer pink. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Combine chicken sausage, spinach, cream cheese, Italian Blend cheese, and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl.

Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce evenly over the bottom.

Working with one noodle half, spoon 2 tablespoons of filling onto the end closest to you and roll from bottom to top. Place seam side down in the casserole dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.

Top rolls with remaining pasta sauce, spreading evenly over the top. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 375 uncovered for 20-25 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and cheese is golden.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 367; Fat 13 g; Carbohydrate 36 g; Fiber 6 g; Protein 24 g

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Comments

  1. Looks like such a nice way to do lasagne, much lighter and less time consuming to make. Can’t wait to try it. yum.

  2. The rolls look so good, yummy in the tummy!

  3. Wow, I’ve never heard of lasagna rolls, but I surely do love anything lasagna! Must try these soon!

  4. Those look great Amber!

  5. just printed the recipe. they look great. something new to try since I don’t spend much time in the kitchen I like how fast they can be made.

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