Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups


If you like feta cheese give these a try.

Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups with Tomato Coulis
Al dente lasagna noodles generously filled with spinach and feta cheese served with a delicious basil-infused tomato sauce

Recipe concept developed by the Culinary Institute of America

Makes:6 servings (3 roll-ups and 1/2 cup coulis each)
No-Stick Cooking Spray

9 dry lasagna noodles

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup chopped red onion

1 tablespoon minced garlic

3 cans (14.5 oz each) Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, undrained

1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Filling:

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons minced shallots

3 pkgs (10 oz each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

9 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook lasagna noodles for about 6 minutes in salted, boiling water (or until pliable but still firm). When done, rinse with cold water, drain. Spray noodles with cooking spray to prevent sticking until ready to fill.
2. Meanwhile, make Tomato Coulis. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat 1 minute. Add onions and garlic; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until onion is tender. Add undrained tomatoes; cook over medium-low heat 30 minutes (sauce should be gently bubbling around edge of pan). Remove from heat; add basil, salt and pepper. Working in batches, place coulis in blender container and puree until smooth. Spread coulis in baking dish; set aside.
3. Make Filling: Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat 1 minute. Add shallots; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender. Blend in well-drained spinach, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat.
4. Place plastic wrap on work surface. Lay out lasagna noodles. Top each with equal amounts of spinach mixture (about 1/3 cup). Spread spinach evenly over each noodle leaving last 2 inches uncovered. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon feta over spinach on each noodle. Roll up each starting with the covered end. Carefully cut each roll-up in half and place ruffled-edge facing up in dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and roll-ups are hot.
5. To serve, spread 1/2 cup hot coulis in each shallow bowl; top with 3 roll-ups. Remaining sauce may be served on side.


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