I have actually made this quite a while ago and I like to come back to it once in a while. I liked the roll up idea because it helped with portion control. Also, at the time, my husband was looking for something with higher protein content and vegetarian so I came up with this! The only thing is that fat content maybe not as low as some people would like it to be and it’s only because of the cheese. You can just choose to alter how much cheese you would like to add or use a different cheese with lower fat content.
For meat-eaters, you can easily make this meat-friendly by adding in whatever ground meat you like with the tomato sauce but you have to be mindful of how much because you don’t want to overstuff when rolling. Again for fat-content-conscious people, it doesn’t have to be beef. You can use turkey or even chicken. Maybe you can chicken slices for a different change (this also helps up the protein content!)
So I hope you enjoy this recipe. It’s simple and easy and great for a healthy meal!
- lasagna noodles
- 1-2 tomatoes, sliced
- Small bunch of parsley (chopped)
- 1 to 2 jars of tomato sauce
- 1 container cottage cheese
- 1.5 to 3 cups of mozzarella cheese (depends)
- 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
- In a pot, boil some water and start cooking your lasagna noodles until it is to your desired tenderness.
- Start pre-heating your oven to 425 degrees.
- While noodles are cooking, start slicing up your tomatoes and chopping up parseley.
- In a small bowl, pour in the cottage cheese and start seasoning with salt and pepper and mix to incorporate. Set aside.
- When the noodles are done, take one cooked noodle and spread it out flat on a plate or cutting board. With a spoon, spread out some of the tomato sauce and then a layer of cottage cheese mixture on the noodle and line up some tomato slices (however many you want to fit). This part is optional (that’s why I depends on the mozzarella cheese), you can sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on here as well.
- Start rolling up the noodle from the bottom end and make sure nothing spills out. Place the rolled up noodle and its contents on a baking pan. Continue to roll up more lasagnas until your pan can’t fit anmore.
- With the remaining tomato sauce, spread the rest on top of the rolled up noodles. If you still have cottage cheese mixture left, might as well add a layer of this too. Finish off with topping with cheese and parmesan.
- Place baking pan in oven and cook for 20 minutes.
- Let cool and top off with some chopped parsley for garnish.