I recently made a batch of the tomato jam from the post Savoury Tomato Jam and Goat Cheese Tart to use up some extra tomatoes. I used half of it to make panini with goat cheese and chicken, but still had the other half to use.
There was also some ricotta cheese, a handful of spinach and some Basic Tomato Sauce in the fridge, so I used everything to make lasagne roll ups. I spread the tomato jam onto the lasagne sheets and then added the spinach and ricotta mix. Part way through baking I crumbled the goat cheese over the top, so that it was warm and melty by the time the roll ups were ready to serve.
The jam is sweet and spicy while maintaining the savoury elements, and this was the flavour that stood out for me. The creamy, tangy goat cheese was a perfect complement to it, just as it was in the Savoury Tomato Jam and Goat Cheese Tart.
Start by cooking 8 lasagne noodles in lightly salted, boiling water. When they are just cooked, drain and run under cold water. Cut the noodles in half so that you have 16 pieces. Set aside while you make the filling.
Cover the bottom of an ovenproof dish with a thin layer of Basic Tomato Sauce.
1/4 cup cooked. chopped spinach
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Lay the 16 pieces of cooked lasagne noodles out on the counter.
Spread 1 tablespoon tomato jam over each one.
Divide the ricotta filling between the noodles and spread over the tomato jam.
Starting at the short end, carefully roll each noodle up, and place in the prepared dish, seam side down.
Cover the roll ups with:
3/4 - 1 cup Basic Tomato Sauce.
Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes, and then crumble the goat cheese over the top:
1/2 - 3/4 cup goat cheese
Return to the oven and bake until the roll ups are hot in the centre and the cheese is melted and gooey.
Serve the roll ups with salad, or warm crusty garlic bread...
- Store bought savoury jam of any kind can be used instead of tomato jam, but if you have time to make the jam, it can be used in so many other ways.
- Consider using sundried tomato pesto or tapenade instead of jam.
- Instead of goat cheese, you can top the roll ups with grated mozzarella, Asiago or Parmesan.
- If you have fresh basil, add some to the ricotta mix.
- Goat cheese can be used for part of the ricotta if you want the tanginess in the filling.
- The lasagne roll ups can be assembled a day ahead.