11.05.2009

Pasta Roll-ups with Turkey and Spinach








Ingredients

    1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 lb extra-lean ground white turkey breast
    3/4 tsp gound cinnamon
    1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    1 28oz can whole tomatoes in juice --- I used crushed but next time ill probably use spaghetti sauce I have a very picky hubby...he hates tomatoes!
    1 tsp sea salt
    8 sheets dried high protein or whole-wheat lasagna noodles
    1 10oz box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
    1 15oz container low-fat ricotta cheese
    1 egg
    3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese


Directions

This recipe was from Clean Eating Magazine!! =)

1. Cook diced onions on medium heat with 1 tsp olive oil. Add garlic in next. Then put in ground turkey and cook till no sing of pink. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg, then add tomatoes with juice and salt.
Reduce heat to medium low, and let simmer for 20 min. Stir occasionally to break the tomatoes into pieces.

2. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to a box directions. Drain, rinse and allow to cool in a colander.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degree. Squeeze all remaining moisture from thawed spinach and place in a alarge bowl. Add ricotta cheese, egg and 1/4 cup of mozzarella chease to bowl. Stir until combined.

4. Spread 1 cup of cooked tomato sauce into bottom of a 9" x 10" casserole dish.
Now laay a cooked lasagna noodle flat in front of you. Use your fingers to spread 1/8 of ricotta mixture across the noodle and roll it up. Place rooled pasta, seam side down, into the casserol dish.
Spread remaining tomato sauce over roll-ups, then top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

5. Bake, covered with foil for 20 min. Rmove foil and broil for 5 min or untill roll-ups are browned and bubbly.

Number of Servings: 8

254.7 calories per serving and tell you what I can only eat one serving these are very filling!



The Verdict: I loved this, my husband and brother in law scarfed it down. The nutmeg and cinamon give this dish a very yummy in my tummy taste! Will do over and over again. My brother in law said he liked this better than regular lasagna and hey it super easy and healthy!

3 comments:

  1. This looks SUPER yummy Jeni!!!!! I bookmarked you so I can come back and visit!! :)

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