Sugar Dish Me

"if you can read, you can cook" -my momma

Spinach Pasta Roll Up

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Today is one of those rarest of days that I really don’t have much to say. That never happens, so I’m just gonna tell you to “enjoy!” I’m sure I’ll be rambling on again in an hour or two. Perhaps I should up my caffeine intake… ? For now I’ll let these photos of tender pasta rolled up with sautéed spinach, onions, and garlic, nestled in a rich marinara, and smothered with cheese chat you up for a little while.

Spinach Pasta Roll Up


1 pound of lasagna

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus a little extra to coat the pasta

1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, finely minced

12 ounces fresh spinach

3 cups of low fat ricotta cheese

1 egg

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

about 12 ounces of your favorite tomato sauce

2 cups low fat mozzarella cheese

To Make

Cook the pasta according to package instructions. After draining, drizzle with a little bit of olive oil and make sure to separate each piece to avoid sticking and tearing. Set aside. Pre-heat the oven to 375. Heat the two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for about a minute. Toss in the spinach and cook until wilted. Remove from the heat. Stir together the ricotta, egg, and parmesan cheese. Spread tomato sauce across the bottom of a 9X13 pan. Stretch out one of the cooked lasagna noodles and smear it with the ricotta mixture. Sprinkle the spinach mixture evenly across the cheese and then roll the noodle up. Place it in the pan, seam down, and repeat with the remaining pasta, ricotta cheese, and spinach. Spoon more tomato sauce in between the rows of rolled up lasagna and then even more across the top. Cover everything with the mozzarella cheese and bake until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese just starts to brown.

*** I spent yesterday at Trailer Trashtastic writing about my haul from Ollie’s; hope you’ll find a minute to visit me there!***


Written by Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

April 17, 2012 at 8:24 am

Posted in Dinner

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  1. HI . I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award..Good luck!


    April 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

    • Thank you so much! You’ve really been racking ’em up as of late! Must be ’cause of your fantastically homey and authentic recipes 🙂

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      April 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

  2. I had lasagne for lunch and I *still* want this for dinner. Yum.

    Rock Salt

    April 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    • Oh thanks! I have to say this is pretty fabulous. And simple. And faster than lasagne. The assembly is sort of theraputic for me. I probably had way too much fun rolling up cheese and spinach.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      April 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm

  3. Delicious looking pasta roll up my friend – I devoured the pictures 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

    Choc Chip Uru

    April 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm

  4. Nom nom nom nom nom!!! That looks DELICIOUS!!! God you’re a good cook!!! I love all your pictures too…I feel like I made it with you and at the end I got to eat it up hahahahaha I bought rice paper and I have no idea what to do with it, thoughts?


    April 18, 2012 at 12:36 am

    • Awww thanks! The kitchen really is my happy place 🙂 Rice paper… I’ve never used it (I’m lucky to find wonton wrappers out here; it’s pretty lame lol), but I have eaten plenty! I think you soak it in warm water until pliable. Pinterest had lots of recipes, but I don’t like cooking with hard to find, expensive ingredients and that’s all I kept seeing. I would start with some of the ingredients from this recipe:
      and then adjust to your taste. Cucumber and shrimp would be a MUST for me. Mushrooms and thinly sliced carrots… MMMMmmmm.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      April 18, 2012 at 7:38 am

      • I ordered them online…I have no idea why hahaha The’yre like cardboard!! I might just play frisbee with them outside instead of eating them!! And it’s Pinterest that got me into this mess to begin with! lol I saw a recipe on there and thought it looked good now I’m knee deep in carboard! Maybe I can use it to move? haha


        April 19, 2012 at 2:10 am

  5. YUM…yum….yummy for the tummy I need to try this…you rock with recipes and ideas….when are you doing the book?

    Hot Rod Cowgirl

    April 18, 2012 at 2:38 am

    • Haha thank you! I’m not sure my photos are consistently good enough to attempt much more than publishing for my friends and family lol. This recipe left me blessed with perfect daylight in the kitchen. Perhaps I could borrow your talent with the camera? I’m so glad you enjoy the recipes!

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      April 18, 2012 at 7:42 am

  6. Yummy! Mmmmm looks so good and is a great idea for a meatless/vegetarian meal.


    April 18, 2012 at 2:54 pm

  7. YUMMY! Healthy pasta! My pasta never turns out quite as nice! This looks great!


    April 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

  8. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    Real Life Farm Wife

    April 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm

  9. Great recipe! I love spinich and sneak it in whenever possible. So many good for you vitamins in those greens! Perfect recipe for my Meatless Monday meal 🙂

  10. Mmmmm…This looks sooooo good! And it doesn’t seem to be too complicated for me.


    April 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

    • That’s how I like things: uncomplicated. Mostly nothing besides the pasta cooperates with me on this, but I’ll take what I can get.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      April 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

  11. This is so on my list of things to cook once it hits next Friday. Though the other night I managed to convince my parents to visit so they could cook me some of my recipes 😉

    domestic diva, MD

    April 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    • Haha good plan! My little brother stalks my site for recipes and then coerces my mom into making them. You two have the same sorta plan. Hope you’re recovering swiftly!

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      April 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm

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