Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Skinny Lasagna Rolls
I love lasagna. It's a family favorite and longtime Christmas Day Tradition dating back to when I was a kid.
But I have never really figured out how to make anything less than a huge pan of it, which is where these yummy Weight Watchers Friendly Lasagna Rolls come in.
They're a great lighter, healthier portion-controlled alternative when you have a hankering for lasagna.
I adapted this Weight Watchers recipe from the I Love Leftovers: 175+ Delicious Recipes to Serve Now or Later cookbook.
Ground beef, chopped mushrooms, garlic, spinach, ricotta cheese and basil are combined into a tasty stuffing that is spread on cooked lasagna noodles that are then rolled up like pinwheels, placed in a baking dish, topped with jarred marinara sauce and baked until hot and bubbly.
You can easily adapt this recipe for skinny lasagna rolls to suit your tastes.
I sometimes use ground turkey, or Italian turkey sausage, instead of beef and cottage cheese in place of ricotta.
Chopped zucchini would be a good addition too.
How Many Calories and WW Points in each Lasagna Roll?
According to my calculations, each serving has 253 calories and:
7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Using whole wheat, or whole grain lasagna noodles, will save *2 points for those following WW Purple plan.
If you like these skinny lasagna rolls, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers friendly recipes including: 5-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Lasagna, Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup, WW Skillet Lasagna Made Lighter, Slow Cooker Spinach Lasagna and Mom's Easy Baked Ziti
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Weight Watchers Lasagna Rolls with Beef & Spinach
- 6 whole wheat lasagna noodles
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ pound lean ground beef
- ½ pound crimini mushrooms, roughly chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 5 ounces fresh baby spinach
- ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 jar (15 - 16 ounces) fat-free marinara sauce
- Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions, then drain and rinse the noodles and drain them well again. (I used the Barefoot Contessa method: soaking them in really hot water until tender enough to roll, about 30 minutes.)
- Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the beef, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook, breaking up the beef and stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are tender, about 10 minutes.
- Add the baby spinach and cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach begins to wilt, about 2 minutes.
- Transfer the beef mixture to a bowl and let it cool slightly then add the ricotta, basil, and 2 tablespoons of Parmesan and stir until well mixed.
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Coat a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
- Spread ½ cup marinara sauce over the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Place the cooked noodles on a flat surface, making sure they're nice and dry. Spread the beef mixture evenly over the noodles. (There should be about ⅓ cup for each noodle.) Beginning with a short end, carefully roll each one up like a jelly-roll and place in the baking dish, seam side down.
- Pour the remaining marinara sauce evenly over the lasagna rolls. Loose cover with foil and bake until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of Parmesan and serve.
- You can also prepare the rolls, cover and then place them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months before baking. If frozen, thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking.
Source: I Love Leftovers: 175+ Delicious Recipes to Serve Now or Later by Weight Watchers
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Learn how to make healthy lasagna rolls from FitMenCook:
More Weight Watchers Recipes for Lasagna Lovers
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- Skinny Skillet Lasagna (SkinnyKitchen)
- Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats (SkinnyTaste)
- Bacon Cheeseburger Lasagna Rolls (DrizzleMeSkinny)
Watch this video to see how to make your own zucchini lasagna rolls:
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