Sunday, September 30, 2007

F*** the points!

I'm a bit obsessed with pasta at the present moment. I like all kinds, but mostly ones that are pasta shapes filled with cheese, or pasta shapes in a lot of sauce.. and a lot of cheese! I'm very greedy when it comes to cheese, erm, pasta. :) I can continue eating long after I'm technically full. F*** the technicalities, f*** the points!

Lisa made a lasagna roll-up dish recently that I just had to recreate in my own kitchen. It just looked too good to miss! Mmmm, turned out fabulously. (See recipe below and picture above.)

Obviously, this was going to be an indulgent dinner. But I knew that already. Life is too short to always be craving cheese. Sometimes you just need to succumb to temptations.

Definitely try this if you can! Thanks, Lisa, for the inspiration!!!

Lisa's Lasagna Roll-ups
POINTS® value 11
Servings 2


4 lasagne sheets
150 gm Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
25 gm grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup of pasta sauce
1 oz whole milk mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Low-Moisture, Part-Skim Finely Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 tsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp dried parsley

Cook the 4 lasagna sheets as specified on package. In a small bowl, mix ricotta, parmesan, oregano, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.

Cut each cooked lasagna sheet horizontally in half to give you 8 smaller sheets. Spread a teaspoon of ricotta mixture on each sheet and roll up. Place seam-side down in a pan with a thin coating of the pasta sauce.

Top the rolls liberally with the sauce and the shredded and fresh mozzarella.

Bake at 375F for 30-40 minutes until the cheese is melted and brown in parts.


Lisa said...

Oh good, I'm so glad you liked them! (Well...I feel bad for pulling you off your system.) How many roll-ups are worth 11 pts.?
My other addition was to add a heaping Tbl. of sundried tomato puree to the ricotta mix; and sprinkle toasted pine nuts over the whole assembled pan (1 pt.?). In case you get the craving again, hehe.

vonsachsen said...

Oh wow, these look yummy!!!! Why can´t I eat pasta????????? I might try this with crepes, they might work...
Love the colors,look so comforting and warming :)

Lady M said...

Thanks for the tips, Lisa. I've never used sundried tomato puree. I don't really like the texture of it, but a puree might actually be a huge flavor booster! :) 4 mini rollups, as in the pic, are 11 points! Yah, I know! Damn.

VS, have you seen N's crepes cannolini receep in FS?? I think that is where it is...


Anonymous said...

Oh that looks delicious Ilana.

F*** the points indeed.

George (KG) xx

Anonymous said...

Well written article.