Lasagna all dressed up with somewhere to go...
I know we all love lasagna but it doesn't necessarily have the best presentation. We like that it has a comfortable gooeyness that can be slopped on a plate to devour.
New Year's Eve is a night that’s all about the appetizers. But since New Year's Eve a night that a lot of us put on our fancy outfits and hit the town, lasagna doesn't really seem appropriate.
These Mini Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups
are tiny little upscale versions of the classic comfort dish filled with this cheesy spinach ricotta mixture. Start with cooked lasagna noodles. Since we're going for the mini version here, I cut noodles in half first, and then filled them up with the ricotta mixture. You want to leave a little on the edge without any filling so that it doesn't spill out. I wanted to make these bite size, so I then cut each roll in half again. Place them with the beautiful curly edge of the noodle out. Look how elegant and fancy they look. Add a dab of pizza sauce on top even though we'll be dipping them later. We want to make sure every bite has all of the lasagna flavors. I sprinkled just a tiny bit of mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce to give it a finished look. Pop them in the oven until the cheese inside gets all nice and bubbly. Forget the forks; just skewer each mini roll with a toothpick so your guests can dip away.
This is how it's done.
The best part is that these can totally be made ahead of time and frozen until you need them. Rock your New Year's Eve party with Mini Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups!
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