These Lasagna Rolls are so easy to make. I keep a large batch in the freezer for an easy dinner for one at home!
1 lb grass fed beef
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1 14.5-oz can crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp chopped garlic, divided
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
24 small cabbage leaves
1 1/2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, place whole leafs of cabbage in the water. Boil for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
Bring a large skillet to medium-high heat on the stove. Add meat, onions, mushrooms, and season with 1/8 tsp salt and pepper. Cook and crumble until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to low. Add crushed tomatoes, 1 tsp. garlic, and Italian seasoning to the skillet. Stirring occasionally, simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, ricotta cheese, egg, nutmeg, remaining 1/8 tsp salt, and remaining 1/2 tsp garlic. Mix well and set aside. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray. Press a cabbage leaf into the bottom and up along the sides of each cup of the pan. Evenly distribute about half of the ricotta mixture among the cups, smoothing the surfaces with the back of a spoon.
Evenly distribute a few TBS of the meat mixture into cabbage leaves, top each meat layer with 1 TBS mozzarella cheese, then ricotta mixture. Roll up the cabbage by tucking in the sides and then rolling into a “cabbage roll.” Place rolls into a casserole dish.
Bake in the oven until cheese has melted, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool, carefully transfer to a plate, and enjoy!
MAKES 12 SERVINGS
PER SERVING: 145 calories, 3g carbs, 1.25g fiber
Making homemade ricotta is VERY easy. I have a slow cooker recipe for organic ricotta in my cookbook The Art of Healthy Eating Slow Cooker. Homemade ricotta topped with my homemade marinara sauce (also in The Art of Healthy Eating Slow Cooker) is one amazingly easy side dish or snack!
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