Jan 19, 2012

lasagna roll-ups and breadsticks.

So lately I've been back on my whole
"do everything I pin on pinterest" thing.
The whole reason for me getting a pinterest is to learn new things and try them out. 
I may not be able to do everything right away, but yes, I'm on it.

The other day I decided to make lasagna roll-ups which I pinned. 
They actually turned out pretty good!
I got this recipe from here.

This is how they're supposed to look...  
with a nice camera and lighting and everything.
8 lasagna noodles
1/2 pound lean ground turkey (gross. we used hamburger, and for my special ones I had no meat)
1 T olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 onion
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 egg
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 T fresh basil, chopped
1 1/2 T fresh oregano, chopped
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
(I changed a lot from the recipe and just did stuff I like and what I had: prego, no red pepper flakes, etc.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Boil a large pot of water.  Add salt and noodles.  Stir occasionally and cook to just al dente.  You want to leave them slightly more firm since you'll be baking the pasta.  Drain noodles and set aside.

Meanwhile in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add garlic and onion and saute for 2-3 minutes.  Add turkey and brown.  When almost cooked through, add tomatoes and reduce heat to medium low.  Simmer for about 15 minutes.  Add 1/2 the basil, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes and stir to combine.

In a small bowl, lightly beat egg.  Add ricotta, Parmesan and remaining basil and oregano and stir together.  Spray pan lightly with cooking spray.  Add enough sauce to lightly cover the bottom of the pan.  To assemble, on a drained noodle, add a spoonful of ricotta mixture.

Top with a spoonful of meat sauce and roll up.  Place seam side down in pan.  Continue until you've used all the noodles.  Top each with a little more meat sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining crushed red pepper flakes.  Bake approximately 20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

BTW this one was mine... no meat. Stafford's were a bit bigger and he was full after 2-
or he didn't like it. Either way..
This is what mine looked like at the end.. Pretty good I'd say. These were perfect for our small family, and so delicious.
I also made some yummy breadsticks from pinterest as well. You can find that recipe here.

If you like the food I like, follow me on pinterest.
:) Have a good week!


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