Lasagna Roll-Ups

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A pleasant twist on a classic.

This is the recipe I started with (I love AllRecipes.com), though I made a few alterations including–but not limited to–marinara on the bottom and Alfredo on top. It was goooood.

Lasagna Roll-Ups

12 (2″ wide) lasagna noodles
1 T olive oil
1/4 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups packed fresh spinach, chopped
2 T green onion, sliced
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cu Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
2 T dried parsley, plus more for garnish
~ 3 cu pasta sauce of choice

1) cook lasagna noodles as directed until al dente; rinse under cold water and pat dry with paper towel; place on wax paper
2) in skillet over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender
3) in large bowl mix ricotta, Parmesan, 1/2 cu mozzarella, eggs, parsley, spinach, and green onion; add onions and garlic
4) pre-heat oven to 375
5) pour 1/2 of sauce in bottom of baking dish
6) evenly spread cheese mixture on noodle; roll up beginning with short end, place in baking dish with seam underneath; repeat with remaining noodles
7) ladle remaining sauce over rolls, top with reserved mozzarella cheese
8) cover with foil and bake 20 minutes; uncover and bake another 10-15 min, until cheese is melted

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Marinara Sauce
(makes 4-5 cups)

1 (28 oz) can tomato puree
water (1/2 of puree can)
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon honey

1) combine all ingredients in saucepan
2) bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer a minimum of 1/2 hr
3) remove bay leaves before serving or freezing

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Alfredo Sauce
(makes ~ 1 1/2 cups)

1/3 cu butter
1/2 cu Parmesan cheese, grated
1/3 cu cream cheese
~ 1/4 cu milk, half & half, or heavy cream
pepper to taste

1) melt butter in saucepan
2) add Parmesan, thin with milk as needed
3) add cream cheese, stirring until creamy and smooth
4) season with pepper

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