Chicken & Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups


Dishes baked in the oven are the reminders of fall and the cooler weather.  It’s still summer here, but the mornings and evenings are cooler, so putting a dish in the oven is welcomed.

Decided on a lasagna, but only had chicken in the freezer.  After some searching for a different type of lasagna, I saw these tasty looking ‘roll ups’.
Looking through my cupboards for ingredients and spices, I came up with what would work for me!  A cheesey comfort dish with pasta, spinach and tomato sauce…mmmmm…good!
Ingredients
1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 tsp. garlic plus seasoning spice ( or similar )
1 tsp. oregano
3 cups cooked chicken ( 2 boneless chicken breasts chopped finely )
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup  grated Parmesan Cheese
1 egg, beaten
pinch of black pepper
fresh chopped parsley
1 500 gram container cottage cheese
1 package of frozen spinach, thawed
10 – 12 rinsed cooked lasagna noodles
PREPARE

Heat the oven to 375ºF.

Cook noodles according to the package, rinse and let cool.

Mix together the cottage cheese, beaten egg, 1/3 of the bottle of spaghetti sauce, chopped chicken, chopped onion and spices, 1/4 cup parmesan.

Line a 9 x 14 inch baking dish on the bottom with 1/3 of the spaghetti mixture  ( adding chopped tomatoes on the bottom layer is optional)

Lay out the noodles onto a flat surface.  Spread 1/4 cup of the mixture onto each noodle; add spinach in small portions, then add a handful of mozzerella cheese and roll up the noodle.  Make sure you roll them fairly tigh.  ( the mixture will ooze out the sides, but just push together with your fingers ).  Lay seam-side down onto the sauce.


Place all the rolled filled noodles into the dish, then cover with the remaining 1/3 of the spaghetti sauce and top with mozzerella cheeese.  Top with parmesan cheese and the chopped fresh parsley.

Cover and bake for 25 min. or until heated throughout, then uncover for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Makes 10 – 12 chicken lasagna roll ups, serve with salad, crusty bread or rolls, And a favorite red wine of choice.

Serves 6

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Peter Lichota says:

    Love it, love it!!… I can almost taste this…. Mmmmmmmm!!…..

    1. Sprat says:

      Thanks Peter….they were a nice change from regular lasagna 🙂

      1. Peter Lichota says:

        Yeah…. I can’t wait to try this out!…. Thanks!!…

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