Dinner the kids can make and enjoy!

by HealthyBeings on May 25, 2010

CHICKEN, SPINACH AND RICOTTA PASTA ROLLS

What you need:

  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Large spoon for mixing
  • Strainer/colander
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Pouring jug
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • tongs
  • tea  towel
  • Scissors
  • Bar mix

Ingredients:

  • 4 fresh lasagna sheets
  • 375g chicken mince
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 375 g spinach, trimmed
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 200g ricotta
  • 150g cottage cheese
  • 450g tomato pasta sauce
  • ¾ cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated parmesan cheese

 

COOKING TIME!

  1. Peel and chop the onion and garlic into small pieces and put into the bar mix. Mix until a paste has formed.
  2. Heat a small amount of oil in a saucepan and cook onion and garlic for about 1 minute or until you can smell it. Add the chicken mince turning until there are no more pink bits (approx 3 min). Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. Fold the spinach leaves in half and pull the stem from the bottom towards the top of the leaf and put spinach leaves straight into the colander. Wash leaves twice and place straight into a large microwave safe bowl. Put spinach leaves covered in the microwave for 1 minute, remove and turn spinach with tongs and repeat for 1 minute.
  4. Put spinach leaves into the strainer and use a small plate to get rid of excess water. Rest.
  5. In a large bowl combine ricotta, cottage cheese and chicken mince, salt and pepper chop the spinach and fresh basil leaves with scissors and mix to combine.
  6. In a pouring jug combine the tomato pasta sauce and stock and pour some in your cooking dish so the bottom is just covered.
  7. Put the mixture in to a piping bag & cut your pasta sheet in half. Using your piping bag make a line down the centre of your pasta sheet with the filling and make a ‘Roly Poly’.
  8. Place your ‘Roly Poly’ into the dish and cover with pasta sauce. Take a finger full of parmesan and sprinkle on top.

Ask an adult…. to preheat the oven to 180° and cook for 30 mins.

Serve with….  A colourful salad – Yum!

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