Green Lentil Cheese Lasagne Roll-ups

Green LentilCheese Lasagne Roll-ups-3
July 2016 |

My previous post featured a vegan version of these lasagne roll-ups. But because I am a traditional Italian, I had try a version using my standard lasagne recipe with the Explore Cuisine Organic Green Lentil Lasagne.

vegan lasagne

A vegan version felt appropriate to start given Explore Cuisine‘s product line of high protein, high fiber pulse pastas. But Mr E loves when I do what I do best, which is traditional Italian dishes.  So I also created a version using my standard lasagne filling recipe.  While this version doesn’t include any veggies, I will never stop someone from adding them in.

vegan lasagne

The filling is made from ricotta, part-skim low moisture mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, egg (for binding), and some parsley.  As much as I love my fresh mozzarella cheese, I’ve learned over the years that low-moisture prevents a wet, soggy mess of a lasagne.  The lasagne is prepped the same as its vegan cousin.  Lasagne sheets are placed one at a time in very hot water that had previously been boiled, and soaked 2-3 minutes to get them softened.  Use tongs to remove lasagne sheets from the hot water, run under cold water and place on a flat surface.  Spoon 2TB of the ricotta filling to the far left of the lasagne sheet, and then roll up, placing seam side down on a pan lined with non-foil or parchment paper.  Spoon marinara sauce over the top,  sprinkle with mozzarella plus some basil, and bake for 15 minutes.

Mr E of course found these far superior to the vegan ones. So the good news is, if you happen to be a house divided when it comes to vegan vs non-vegan, you can prep the two different fillings, and bake both at the same time. Remember – it’s important to keep dinners as similar as possible to stay on the same page with your eating lifestyle together.

Related Post: Vegan Lasagne Roll-ups

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Green Lentil Cheese Lasagne Roll-ups

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 C ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 C shredded low-moisture part skim mozzarella plus extra for topping
  • 2 TB grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TB chopped parsley
  • 8 sheets Explore Cuisine Organic Green Lentil Lasagne
  • 1 C marinara sauce
  • Dried or fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare a pot of boiling water while preparing the ricotta filling, then turn down to low heat to keep hot.
  • Mix the ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, egg, and parsley together. Set aside.
  • Place the lasagne sheets into the hot water for 2-3 minutes at a time, careful not to stick together. Using tongs to remove the lasagne sheets, run lasagne under cold water to prevent further cooking.
  • Prepare the rollups one at a time by placing a lasagne sheet on a flat surface. Spoon 2TB filling on to the left 1/4 of the sheet, spreading filling the width of the sheet. Proceed to completely roll up the lasagne with the filling, placing seam side down into a pan lined with non-stick foil.
  • Continue rolling all lasagne sheets with filling.
  • Once all roll-ups have been placed in the pan, spoon marinara sauce on top and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and basil.
  • Bake 15 minutes in the oven, and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

To create a more traditional layered lasagne, spread filling on uncooked lasagne sheets in a pan. Cover with a lot of sauce to prevent the lasagne sheets from burning, and bake in 400ºF oven for 40-45 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g

 

Nutrition Info

2 roll-ups = 430 calories, 14g fat (7g sat fat), 49g carbs, 5g fiber, 29g protein, 326 mg sodium (Source: SELF Nutrition Data)

DISCLAIMER: All opinions are my own and are not influenced or biased by any third parties. I am not compensated for mentioning any specific brands or retailers on this blog, however I do serve as an affiliate for several retailers.  I was provided with free samples of product from Explore Cuisine to experiment with recipes and blog about my opinion of their pasta.


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