These kid-friendly Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups make getting your kids to eat their vegetables a little easier.
I don’t know how it is at your house but getting my 4 year-old to eat his vegetables, much less try new ones, is no easy task. I’m not against using a few tricks to slip some healthy veggies in unnoticed though!
One of his favorite meals is my kid-friendly spinach lasagna roll-ups. We call them his super-hero lasagna, because the green stuff in them will give him big muscles like his favorite superhero! It tastes so good he never even asks what that green stuff is ;).
The recipe is simple and it can be made ahead of time and frozen individually so you can warm it up for a quick dinner on those nights when you just don’t have a lot of time to cook. All you need to do is brown some ground turkey (chicken or beef works too!) and mix it with a bag of Birds Eye Lightly Sauced Creamed Spinach. I love the Birds Eye Steamfresh® bags because it means I don’t have to wash an extra dish! Spread the mixture onto cooked lasagna noodles and roll them up. Then place them in a casserole dish and cover them with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake it in the oven for about 30 minutes and dinner is served.
Every time I make this for my family it is a hit. My son doesn’t realize he has just had a big helping of spinach and my toddler loves it too. The best part is that the adults in the house like it just as much as the kids do!
We all struggle with getting our kids to eat their vegetables. Today, 9 out of 10 people in the United States do not get the proper amount of vegetables, according to The State Of The Plate report. This year, Birds Eye has partnered with Melissa d’Arabian, celebrity chef, mom of four, and host of FoodNetwork.com’s web series The Picky Eaters Project, to make a difference and help moms with the dinnertime dilemma. For more ideas on how to get your kids to eat their veggies check out some of Melissa d’Arabian’s videos for easy ways to put vegetables on the menu. You already know I use her tip on introducing vegetables to your kids by pairing them with familiar favorites!
- 8 Lasagna Noodles
- 1 lb Ground Turkey (chicken or beef can be substituted)
- 1 Creamed Spinach Bag Bird's Eye Steamfresh Lightly Sauced
- 1 Tomato Sauce jar
- 2 c Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 tsp Salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Boil your lasagna noodles
While noodles cook brown the ground turkey adding the salt.
Follow the instructions on the package for cooking your Bird's Eye Steamfresh Lightly Sauced Creamed Spinach
Mix the creamed spinach and the browned turkey together
Once noodles are cooked lay them out on a sheet of wax paper and pat them dry.
Spoon the turkey mixture onto the noodles and spread it out leaving about an inch of noodle at each end.
Beginning at one end roll the noodle up
Place the rolled up noodles in a casserole dish and cover with tomato sauce.
Cover with shredded mozzarella cheese
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted
What are some ways you’ve used to get your kids to eat their veggies?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.