Haven’t seen your high school girlfriends for a while but you wish you could?
A little scared and worried about how to host a bunch of people when you’ve been running hard all week and the house isn’t in perfect shape?
Read Sharon’s testimonial about how you might get together without wearing yourself out with cooking:
Sure, you can be a good host! Just remember to hang a little loose. Choose the dish you want to make, and then clear some space for the people and the dishes they’ll be bringing. That’s about it for you; your guests will take care of the rest.
Here’s what I’m making for the next potluck I host, or get invited to, from our brand-new cookbook: Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Potluck Heaven: 543 Stove-Top and Oven Dishes That Everyone Loves!
Pesto Lasagna Rolls
Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Potluck Heaven
Makes 12 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Baking Time: 30-40 minutes
12 uncooked lasagna noodles
26-oz. jar your favorite pasta sauce, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
24 oz. ricotta cheese
10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
3½-oz. jar prepared pesto
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain.
2. Spread 2 cups pasta sauce in bottom of greased 9 x 13 baking pan.
3. Combine garlic, ricotta, spinach, pesto, egg, Parmesan, salt, and pepper in bowl.
4. Place cooked noodle on clean kitchen towel or clean cutting board. Spread ¼ cup ricotta mixture on noodle.
5. Roll noodle up. Place seam-side down in baking pan.
6. Repeat with remaining noodles. Place 4 in a row the length of the pan. Make 3 such rows.
7. Pour remaining pasta sauce over noodles.
8. Sprinkle with mozzarella.
9. Cover pan with foil. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
10. Uncover. Bake until cheese is golden brown, about 10-15 minutes longer.
Tip: Divide the ricotta mixture into 12 parts (with your hand or a knife) before spreading it on the noodles.