Tuesday, April 30, 2013

not just for vegos

I have been a vegetarian for many years as have most of
my brothers and sisters.
My little family all eat meat but love some vegetarian meals too.
I was making spinach cannelloni and thought you might like
to have an easy vego recipe on hand too .
It is not necessarily healthy with the cheese but it's very , very tasty .
You will need about 2 cups of  shredded spinach or
 a packet of frozen spinach defrosted .
Fresh lasagne sheets
light sour cream
cottage cheese
1 egg
grated cheese
 3 cups of pasta sauce (you can use a jar of premade sauce
but home made is just as quick and delicious.)
Pour boiling water over your shredded spinach to wilt it.
Drain and let it cool.
Add to the spinach 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream
1 beaten egg , minced garlic and a handful of grated cheese .
Mix it all up .
Pour 1/2 cup pasta sauce into a baking dish.
Take a lasagne sheet and put about 2tbsp of spinach mix
along one short end and roll it up .
Place it into the baking dish on top of the sauce .
Keep rolling the mix until base is covered .
Pour the rest of the pasta sauce over the top of the rolls .
Sprinkle some grated cheese over the whole dish .
Cover the dish with a lid or foil .
Bake about 40 mins at 180c .
As with most pasta dishes this is best made the day before eating.
Great in Summer with a salad or with steamed vegies in Winter.
Or just on it's own ....

Enjoy !