Kmt’s Low Fat Ricotta Spinach Rolls

  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a treasured adoptee.Here is KMT’s original description of it:Delicious, low fat, Italian dish. Very filling too!”

    Ingredients

  • 1lblasagne pasta
  • 16ounces low-fat ricotta cheese or 16ouncesfat-free ricotta cheese
  • 8ouncespart-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 (10ounce) boxes frozen chopped spinach, drained well
  • 3mediumcarrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cupfresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cupfresh basil, chopped
  • 1egg
  • salt & pepper
  • 16ouncespasta sauce( homemade or store bought)
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Start chopping basil and parsley.
  • (Use dried if you REALLY feel lazy!) Prepare Lasagna pasta according to package Lay a few sheets of wax paper on the kitchen table.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine Riccota, 1/2 of the mozzarella (reserve rest for later), Parsley, Basil, spinach (hopefully you really squeezed it out dry!) ,salt,pepper, egg and carrots.
  • Mix well by hand.
  • Lay cooked Lasagna on wax paper Spread a thin layer of spinach mixture down the length of the lasagna.
  • You may have leftover pasta and/or spinach filling.
  • Just store it or chuck it.
  • Spread a little sauce on the bottom of large shallow casserole dish.
  • Roll each filled lasagna and place in casserole dish.
  • Spoon the pasta sauce onto Spinach roles.
  • Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes .
  • Serve hot with a crusty garlic bread and salad.
  • Reviews

  • “This was really good.I used 2 – 700ml jars of Classico Florentine Spinach and Cheese Spaghetti Sauce.And I was really lazy and used dry basil.I will definatley make this again. I think I will try Healthy Choice Chunky Lovers Italian Stlye Vegetable Sauce next time – it’s fat free.”

  • “It tastes like something is missing.It was very bland.Needs garlic and carmelized onions to give it some more flavor.I would also cut the spinach amount in half and add some cottage cheese along with the ricotta.Turkey sausage would be a nice addition but would still keep the fat low.It was quick and easy to prepare.The hardest part is drying the spinach, used a lot of paper towels.I would not make this with the ingredients stated again.Hope this helps someone.Thanks,Dawni”

  • “this was great.next time i will use more ricotta and less spinach.i think garlic would make it more flavorful as well.dh was quite impressed.thanks for the great recipe!!!”

  • “It’s a lot like lasagna, but such a nice change. Definately healthier and when I served this alongside my friends lasagna ( she says she makes the worlds best lasagna ) I got more compliments on this dish than she did on hers! I froze it to take on a ski trip and it came out perfect!”

  • “Made a delicious dinner.Looks beautiful, even though they were very easy to roll.”

  • “This is a great recipe, I really enjoyed making it.It tastes pretty sinful for something low in fat and healthy.I made it exactly as stated in the recipe, and it’s yummy but next time I would add garlic.It needs a little kick, but still good as is :-)I also may try adding some extra lean beef to the mixture next time.I like how the carrots add a little crunch.I think I will make this often and get creative with it.I’m always looking for great, new healthy recipes, and this one is a keeper.Thanks!”

  • “This was delicious.I omitted the carrots and added extra-lean ground beef.Because there is only two of us in the house, I prepared and froze half the recipe.We have plenty to eat for lunch this week and a whole pan waiting in the freezer.Great recipe, thanks for sharing it!”

  • “Very good recipe and simple.I’ve never made anything with lasagna noodles before so I was a bit apprehensive. I did leave out the carrots and added some ground turkey to the mix to add some meat.”

  • “I forgot to review this! Made this on a Sunday and DH & I enjoyed the leftovers all week; I added a good amount of garlic & parmesan cheese, as well as sauteed onions. Very tasty, easy, and these really reheat well.”

  • “We loved these. Very tasty, but next time I will use more sauce as mine were a little dry. I think these would also be delicious topped with reduced fat Alfredo sauce.”

  • “My picky 4 year old and I loved this!Fast and healthy.Didn’t use carrots or fresh herbs and it still worked out great. 5 stars!!!!”

  • “Absolutely great.I used rigatoni noodles and mixed it up like a casserole.Easy and yummy.”

  • “These tasted good and were easy to put together.I omitted the carrot but added some spring onions and garlic. I will be making these again but probably with some chicken added next time.I think the filling would be great in filopastry too. Thanks for the recipe.”

  • “I will try this again, but this time with fresh herbs. I used dried and they really overpowered the whole dish! I was very disappointed, but it was my fault for not following the recipe!! Fresh herbs are the way to go, or cut back on them quite a bit! “

  • “We loved this recipe. I too used the Classico Florentine Sauce but added some whipping cream & sauted onions and peppers.What a yummy meatless dinner.Will definately make again.Thank you so much.”

  • “This was very good and my son really enjoyed rolling them up, I was very tempted to add some crumbled Italian sausage but I wanted to try it the right way first, it was even better today for lunch.I think next time I will add the sausage and i am going to be bold and try an Alfredo sauce instead of the red.Thanks for the recipe”

  • “I thought that this recipe was o.k.”

  • “This was really, really good! Made ALL of this for me and DH, so needless to say the rest of the pan is in the fridge for us to eat over the next 3-4 days. It does make a lot. I didn’t use any carrots because I just don’t like carrots; it was no problem. Terrific, easy recipe! Thanks Bethany! “

  • “This is a gem!!I altered just a little as I did not use carrots but mushrooms instead,and dried herbs,but that is what is so good about this recipe,and next time I might even put some sort of meat in them,just for husbands preference because I thought they needed nothing else.This is a fast recipe that taste like 5 star,and very easy to assemble!!It’s a keeper at my house,thanks Bethany. “

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