Squash & Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

Squash & Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Take a break from traditional lasagna and try this fun lasagna roll-up recipe. Instead of traditional layering with tomato sauce in a baking dish, each noodle is filled with a scrumptious winter squash and spinach sauce and rolled up into individual servings. You'll love the unexpected taste of toasted walnuts in each bite!

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 6 dried whole-grain lasagna noodles
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ of a (12 ounce) package frozen cooked winter squash, thawed ( ⅔ cup)
  • ½ of a (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry ( ⅓ cup)
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1½ cups shredded part skim mozzarella cheese (6 ounces), divided
  • 6 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained

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  1. Lightly coat a piece of foil with cooking spray; set aside. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions, except cook 2 minutes less than the suggested time; drain. Place cooked noodles in a single layer on the prepared foil.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Combine egg, squash, spinach, ¼ teaspoon of the salt, and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper in a large bowl. Stir in ¾ cup of the mozzarella cheese. Divide squash mixture among cooked noodles, spreading evenly on each noodle;sprinkle walnuts on top of squash mixture. Roll up noodles. Arrange filled noodles in a 1½-quart rectangular baking dish. Set aside.
  3. Combine tomatoes, the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Pour tomato mixture over filled noodles.
  4. Cover dish with foil. Bake 40 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining ¾ cup mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 10 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 roll-up
  • Per serving: 248 calories; 11 g fat(4 g sat); 8 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 48 mcg folate; 49 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 3,121 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 265 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 426 mg sodium; 220 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (62% daily value), Calcium (26% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ fat, 1½ starch, 1 lean protein, 1 vegetable

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