Dinner for Two: Lasagna Roll-Ups
Personalized/mini versions of foods are always more fun! These lasagna roll-ups are pre-portioned and make perfect left-overs for weekday lunches. They are also great because you can throw in pretty much any produce you’ve got in the fridge. My version is fairly health-conscious as well and uses whole wheat noodles, skim milk mozzarella, low-fat ricotta, lean protein, and lots of veggies.
At my place I cook for two; just my boyfriend and I, but you can easily double the recipe to feed a family.
What you need:
- 5-6 whole wheat lasagna noodles, cooked (I use the Healthy Harvest)
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1/2 package of extra-lean ground turkey (460 grams)
- 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup tomato sauce + 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup reduced fat ricotta cheese
- 1/2 tsp Italian blend seasoning
- 2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup skim milk mozzarella, shredded
- 1/2 tsp parsley, dried or freshly chopped
What to do:
- Over medium heat, cook diced onion in medium sized pan to soften.
- Add ground turkey and cook until browned; drain any fat.
- While meat is browning, cook noodles according to package instructions.
- Reduce heat, add peppers and cook until peppers are softened.
- Add tomato sauce to pan and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- While sauce is simmering, lay pasta noodles out on a cutting board or flat surface.
- Combine Italian seasoning and ricotta cheese in a bowl and stir.
- Line each noodle with some of the ricotta mixture.
- Top ricotta with a layer of meat sauce and top with a few slices of tomato.
- Starting at one end, roll each noodle.
- Line a baking dish with a thin layer of tomato sauce (to prevent the roll-ups from sticking to the pan).
- Place roll-ups in baking tray, cover with remaining tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
- Sprinkle parsley on top and bake for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees.
This recipe made enough for myself to enjoy one rollup for dinner, two for my boyfriend and an extra two for his lunch tomorrow.
What veggies would you add to customize these mini-lasagnas? I think spinach would have been a good addition if I had some, or fresh basil!
Happy Tuesday, everyone 🙂