A delicious and freezer friendly twist on lasagna! Stuff with kale, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan then roll noodles instead of layering.
Perhaps you can guess from the post title that this month’s Recipe ReDux theme is…..
Fantastic Freezer Meals:
Share your tips and tricks for making one – or more freezer meals. It’s the end of the gardening season for some of us; let’s store away that produce in heat-and-eat-from-the-freezer-meals. Show how convenient healthy freezer breakfast, lunches or dinners can be!
Confession: I don’t do freezer meals.
Sure I’d love to be organized enough to do all my food prep every weekend, make a few large batches of dinners and freeze the extras for the week ahead, but these days, that’s not how I operate.
In fact, the only recipe that I consistently make and freeze is these whole grain pancakes (just made a batch today.)
So, I was stumped for awhile with this theme until I remembered the go-to dish my mom makes for a crowd and holidays and sometimes freezes ahead: Spinach Lasagna Rolls. She got the recipe from Cooking Light eons ago (aka before the Internet) and we’ve both made variations of it dozens of times over the years.
And taking to heart the other part of the theme of preserving produce, I swapped in my CSA kale for the spinach and even got to use the garlic that also came in my veggie share last week.Roll instead of layer! Freezer friendly Kale Stuffed Cheesy Lasagna Rolls via @tspbasil #thereciperedux Click To Tweet
This recipe makes two batches, one you can eat that night and one you can freeze for later. When I’m freezing these, I don’t cook them ahead of time and I use a tin baking pan vs. glass. I cover the top with wax paper or parchment and then wrap the entire thing in heavy duty aluminum.
For more inspiration – which I clearly need – check all our ReDuxers’ deep freeze inspired recipes in the thumbnails below. And if you can’t get enough, check out Cooking Light’s Best Freezer-Friendly Meals and Food Safety Tips For Freezer Meals <—just as important as the cooking is the freezing and reheating.