So today I made Caprese Lasagna Roll ups, and I have to be honest, they weren’t as intimidating as I thought. The hardest part was figuring out how to cook the pasta because I didn’t have a pot/pan big enough. I got creative and I stacked the pasta in a pyrex dish and boiled water in my kettle then poured it over the pasta. boom, problem solved. I actually had a lot of fun making them, and it didn’t take too long either. Most of what needed to be prepped could be done before the pasta was done cooking. Putting the ricotta, tomatoes, and basil on the pasta was the longest part, but it was really easy. It was a tad messy, but that could probably be blamed on my lack of experience with the ricotta and the lasagna noodles. My final product looked a bit different than hers did, but they were still delicious. I LOVE really saucy pasta, mostly because I love to use my garlic bread to wipe the plate clean, so instead of putting a spoonful over each roll, I just poured the sauce all over. If you choose to do it this way, be sure you extend the cooking time. It took about an extra 20 minutes to cook mine.
Ok, So today I made Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta. I found the recipe on Pinterest and I am SO glad I chose it. It is so delicious and filling and so easy to make. basically if you can chop, stir, and cook pasta you can make this. The picture does NOT do it justice, let me tell you. I didn’t add a lot of spinach because my husband isn’t big on it. And I didn’t really use the measurements that were suggested because I always try to make extra for my husband to take to work. I also substituted whole grain pasta and added a few sprigs of cilantro because well, I wanted to. and as Juila Child said, There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen!! I highly recommend this dish! We had 5 left over containers for the rest of the week, if they last that long. bon appétit!
The recipe for this delicious dish can be found at the website below!!