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Three-Cheese Spinach Roll-Ups

(recipe, Deanna Dudney)

Ingredients

  1. 8 fluted lasagna noodles
  2. 3 Tbsp. butter
  3. 1 red pepper seeded/chopped
  4. ½ cup onion, chopped
  5. 2 packages frozen ch spinach, cooked
  6. 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  7. ¾ cup ricotta cheese
  8. ¾ cup parmesan cheese
  9. 1 egg, slightly beaten
  10. ½ stick butter
  11. ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  12. ⅛ tsp. pepper
  13. ½ Tbsp. salt
  14. 1 cup milk
  15. 1 cup light cream

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions.
  2. Cool in a large bowl of cold water, set aside.
  3. Saute onion and red pepper with 3 tbsp butter until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Combine spinach, onions, red pepper, 1-½ c shredded mozzarella, ricotta, ½ c parmesan and egg, set aside.
  5. Melt ¼ c butter in saucepan; stir in flour.
  6. Add pepper and salt. Stir in milk and cream and remaining parmesan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir until thick.
  7. Remove noodles from water; pat dry with paper towels. Spread about ½ c spinach mixture over each noodle. Roll up jelly roll fashion starting at short end.
  8. Spread small amount of sauce on bottom of buttered 2-qt rectangular baking dish.
  9. Place rolls in dish. Spoon remaining sauce over roll ups. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  10. Bake 30-35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.