Sunday, October 5, 2008

kathy's lasagna swirls...

i got this recipe from one of my friends mother.  they are so yummy & in perfect, pretty, individual servings.  they just give lasagna a little something different!

{kathy's lasagna swirls}

1 box lasagna noodles

2-10 oz. packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed & well drained

1 pound ricotta cheese

1 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated

1 tsp. salt

pepper to taste

Light tomato sauce

1 large yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves fresh garlic, minced

2-12 oz. cans petite diced tomatoes

16 oz. tomato sauce

2 TBSP sugar

2 TBSP olive oil

2 tsp. sweet basil

1/2 tsp. Italian herb seasoning

salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Prepare pasta according to box directions.  Set aside.  Beat together ricotta, 1/2 cup parmesan, cream cheese, mozzarella, salt & pepper.  Set aside.

To prepare sauce, saute` onion & garlic in olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until onion is translucent.  Careful not to burn the garlic.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer on low for 15 minutes.

Lay out each noodle & spread about 2 TBSP filling on each.  Roll up like a jelly roll.  Place into a 11x14 pan, coiled side up.  Pour sauce over rolls & sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.  Loosely cover with foil & bake for 30-40 minutes.  

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