The cookbook looks like an art project at this point, but I am really enjoying trying the fun new ideas. The book claims to have "more than 200 flavorful, foolproof recipes that cook in 30 min or less." The key word in this is "cook." They aren't always ready in 30 min. They have been super flavorful and yummy though. Tonight I made this...
Compared to my normal lasagna recipe, these roll-ups were a breeze! They would have been ready in a very rushed 30 min, but the first "oven proof" noodles (Great Value why do I always trust you?) weren't pliable even after doubling the cooking time. Lucky for me, I had another brand on hand. They cooked like a dream and coupled with a crusty side of garlic bread, the people in this house enjoyed their dinner. The recipe will follow, and if any of you want to barrow this new book of mine, let me know. I'm sure I could part with it for a day or two:)
Weeknight Lasagna Roll-Ups
8 no-boil lasagna noodles
1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil (or 2 tsp dried)
1/2 t salt
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
3 T Extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
1. Turn oven to 475. Place noodles and hot tap water to cover in 2-quart casserole dish (microwave safe). Microwave until noodles are soft, 3-6 min. Discard water and dry dish. Lay noodles in single layer on clean kitchen towel to dry.
2. Meanwhile, combine ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, 1 cup Parmesan, egg, 1/4 cup basil and salt in one bowl. In another bowl, combine tomatoes, oil, garlic and remaining basil. Spread half of tomato mixture in dried casserole dish. Spread 1/4 c cheese mixture on each noodle, roll, and arrange seam side down in casserole dish. Pour remaining tomato mixture over roll-ups.
3. Microwave, covered, until roll-ups are tender and heated through, 6-10 min. Uncover and sprinkle remaining mozzarella and Parmesan over roll-ups. Bake until cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 5 min. Let stand 5 min. Serve.
If you try it, let me know! I gave it 5 stars, but this is just a simple girls opinion.