I was contacted by the folks at Classico to help celebrate this holiday in full style. They sent me along tasty seasonal pasta sauce and a few helpful cooking tools and asked me to create a Classico Creation.
I whipped up my lasagna roll ups, which I haven't made in years. I'm not sure why, because it was so delicious and a big hit in my household. I used to make a big pan of this for special occasions in college, feeding the entire newspaper staff or all my friends with a hearty plate of comfort food. It was my go-to meal because it's easy, tasty and looks impressive. I really liked the sauce Classico sent me and intend to get some more. As kids, we called it blah-sagna.
To make my lasagna, just cook up 10 lasagna noodles al dente and drain. Then set up a little assembly line, placing about one tablespoon of ricotta, one tablespoon of shredded mozarella, a bit of spinach and one Tablespoon of sauce on each noodle. Roll it up and place it seam-side down in a pan with a little layer of sauce at the bottom.
|Partially finished lasagna|
If you'd like to try your hand at Classico Creation, I have the perfect National Pasta Day present for you. Free sauce! Five readers will receive a coupon for the sauce of their choice. To win, just leave a comment with what flavor of Classico sauce you'd like to try. The contest will close at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 and I'll use random.org to select five winners.
In the spirit of full-disclosure, I’ve partnered with Classico and received product, coupons, premium items and reader giveaway coupons as part of my participation. However, no payment was given or expected for posting about the program, and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own.