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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Legit: Skinnytaste Spinach Lasagna Rolls

I get little kid excited when I find a recipe that is healthy, easy and yummo.  A little "recipe trifecta", if you will. 

I bought all of my ingredients from Aldi (except the tomato sauce & spinach, which I already had on hand) and the bill was about $20. This recipe makes 9 servings, so you do the math.  Eating at home is sooooo much more economical than eating out.  It's disgusting what you will spend at a restaurant compared to what you will spend having a home cooked meal. Literally disgusting. 

I know a lot of you of you are familiar with the blog Skinnytaste, and if you aren't, then you need to get acquainted.  Gina, the blog's author, features the low-fat, healthy version of all of our favorite full-fat dishes. 

Last night I tried one of her reader's faves: Spinach Lasagna Rolls.  Can we say heaven in my mouth?  Perfectly portioned individual lasagnas at 225 calories a pop.  Don't mind if I do.  Each serving is 6 WW Points+ for those of you keeping track like moi (Down 5 lbs in 2 weeks btw. Thank you boot camp & WW!).   

My brother aka the roomie thinks I'm insane for taking pictures as I cook.  Keep side-eyeing me bro, but I must give the readers what they want. 

Ingredients:
9 lasagna noodles, cooked
10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
15 oz fat free ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
salt and fresh pepper
32 oz tomato sauce
9 tbsp (about 3 oz) part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

While my noodles were boiling, I mixed together the spinach, parm, ricotta, egg, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Once noodles are cooked and dried, scoop and spread 1/3 C of the ricotta mix on each noodle:
Ladle a cup of spaghetti sauce (I'm clearly not Italian, so the canned sauce is fine by me.) in bottom of casserole dish before rolling and placing seam side down dish.  Top each roll with remaining sauce and 1 tbsp of mozz cheese.

Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.  Bam!

Dinner is served! 
Spring salad with baby carrots, cucumber, green olives, fat free croutons, fresh ground pepper and bacon bits served as a side.

Check out the spinach lasagna recipe page for step-by-step instructions.  If I can whip this up in less than 30 minutes, then you can too. 

I could spend hours stalking her blog and drooling over the recipes.  Up next I've decided I'm giving her Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce a whirl.  What recipe of hers is your stomach eyeing?
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42 comments:

  1. Oh, that looks so delish! If I make it, I'll have to make half with spinach and half without ... unfortunately hubby is allergic to spinach. As delicious as I'm sure it is, it is totally not worth making my hubby sick.

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  2. I love her recipes.

    But girl. Way to go! Down 5lbs in two weeks?! CHEERS!!

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  3. Good for you!! I have 6.5lbs left of baby weight, my hubby and I are looking for a boot camp in our area!

    Love her blog!! This recipe looks yummy and seems easy! I will have to give it a try! :)

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  4. Way to go on the weight loss!!! I seriously need to get on the weight loss train...like fast!

    Those look so good, I am totally trying them. And I love her blog. I could look at it for hours. But I end up being starving by the time I'm done!

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  5. I literally just saw this on Pinterest--someone pinned this from your site, already! :)

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  6. This looks so ridiculously good!! Yum!!! Def trying this soon!! xox

    I just stumbled upon your blog & became your newest follower! I would love for you to visit mine & follow back if you'd like. I also just opened up an online boutique if you'd like to check that out. Hope to talk to you soon!! :)

    Blessings,
    Kat
    www.maryanddyer.com
    www.maryanddyer.blogspot.com

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  7. Holy crap that looks delish. And I just made dijon pork chops yesterday (not her recipe though)...they were AH-mazing.

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  8. seriously Leslie, that's freaking amazing. seriously. and still, the whole presentation that you put together just for yourself, love it.

    ps. ads have been popping up on your blog lately. I went into blogher and changed my settings so they don't do that anymore. Thought you may like to know sweetcheeks.

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  9. and LOL about your brother thinking you are weird for taking pictures of the food while you cook HAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!! Rob acts the exact same way to me HA!

    men.

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  10. YUM! This seems pretty easy too! I'll definitely be checking out her blog and adding some new recipes to my list! So glad you shared this :)

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  11. I've hacked into my soon to be Sis-in-laws ww account, I'll have to try this it looks delish!

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  12. you're a better cook than i will ever be. and i would trade out the spinach for meat. but that's probably why i can't fit in my pants currently.

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  13. Congrats on your weight loss, and so glad you liked these!!

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  14. yum this looks soo delish!! i must make this asap.

    congrats on your weight loss.

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  15. I think if I lie and tell my husband there are no veggies in it and it is really fatty, he'll eat it! And of course, B will eat it, she has good taste like her mama.

    Adding it to my "must make" list :) Not just b/c I'm trying to eat healthy but b/c I need to make $$ go further in our house on food. The money we spend on food is RIDICULOUS.

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  16. Don't laugh (or do) I am seriously making these tonight. Too funny! :)

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  17. This is one of my favorite recipes! I make this all the time.

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  18. Congratulations woman on your weight loss. That's wonderful!! You should try a meatless meal one day..it'll help ya lose weight :) Actually I just try and turn all my meat eating friends into veggies...it's kinda fun.

    xoxo

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  19. ps-adding your button to my blog roll :) I thought I had you before... I'm always behind it seems with that but NOW it's done.

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  20. Looks delicious!! Wish I was home in Houston to make it!

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  21. AH THANK YOU FOR SHARING! I am so going to go to her blog as well! I would love to try to make that! looks decicious!

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  22. I have a very similar recipe on my blog today.. Great minds think alike I guess ;) Love the recipe, it looks delicious! Cute blog!

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  23. I just wanna eat that spinach cheese mixture like a dip. Is that allowed? I don't eat gluten. Looks totally do-able to me.

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  24. OH MY LANTA

    so yummy looking. I actually think I have this pinned!! her site has awesome recipes. ANything with pasta and cheese that doesnt make me feel like im about to blow 10 babies out of my hoo-ha is Grade A in my book

    im gonna try this...must convince the boy to eat spinach otherwise im eating all 9 servings alone

    xoxox

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  25. I've definitely made these before! And the pork chops. Both are so good! I'm so obsessed with her site.

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  26. These look phenom. I shall make this weekend. Way to go on da five pounds sista! xoxo

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  27. I just made something like this on Sunday and had the fam over for dinner! I will have to add some spinach in there next time! Looks like a great addition!

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  28. just saved this post so i can make it, it looks delicious!!

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  29. Skinnytaste is my absolute FAVE for recipes!! She is the bomb and her food is always delish! Thanks for sharing how this one turned out :)

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    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  31. Give up for the skeeeeeny BOTCH ;) You go girl!! I definitely stole this recipe! As well as your mug for my blog today!! OOWWWWWW

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  32. This looks delicious & so easy to make! I'm all about it! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe!

    Shayna
    mykitchenhomelife.blogspot.com

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  34. Oh em geee! This looks so yummy!!! I cannot wait to try and make it myself!

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  35. This looks delish! I will definitely be trying it in the near future! Although I have no information on nutritional facts, you may like the veggie lentil loaf recipe I blogged about here,

    http://lostandfound-bailee.blogspot.com/2011/10/vegetarian-lentil-loaf-with-checca.html

    It's packed full of healthy stuff and it is amazing! Even the fiance begs me to make it.

    Thanks again for the great recipe! Happy Sunday!

    -Bailey

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