Last evening I decided to make lasagna for supper. However, I found out that I had used the noodles for another experiment and the box was half empty. Not enough to make lasagna. Then I said to myself "Self! make something with what you have.." Well, my wheels turned and I came up with individual pieces of noodles rolled up and cooked just like lasagna. I had eight and a half pieces left in the box , so that's all I used.
Bechamel sauce (see last recipe)
2 Cups Marinara sauce (mine was ready made)
1 Clove of garlic chopped
1 Cup of fresh Broccoli Fleurette separated
1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese cut into strips
Boil lasagna noodles until half cooked and leave them in the hot water in the pot. At this stage we want to keep them semi firm. Make Bechamel sauce.Set aside. Blanch broccoli, strain and saute in chopped garlic. In a bowl mix, cheese, Bechamel sauce and broccoli.
Carefully remove one noodle at a time from the pot and fill one corner with this mixture and roll.
Place them seam side down on oiled oven proof dish side by side.
Pour prepared Marinara sauce over them and sprinkle with cubed (or sliced) Mozzarella cheese (the little one on the left is the half lasagna noodle tucked in the corner). I guess I don't waste anything..
I served it with fresh sliced tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with basil as our salad and a nice robust red wine.
My husband sprinkled his portion with additional cheese for a richer taste but I preferred the way I prepared it. Which ever way, it was delicious and delectable. Enjoy!