A mixture of broccoli, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, tomato pasta sauce, spring onions, basil and fragrant nutmeg is rolled into lasagne pasta 'spirals', topped with Parmesan cheese and baked to perfection. Easy and fantastic pasta dish to make in a big batch, enjoy for dinner and freeze the rest to thaw, warm and bake on future pasta nights.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
This was a BIG hit when my in laws came for Sunday dinner. My sister in law is a vegetarian so I always try to make something to accomaodate all. This was perfect with meatballs on the side for meat lovers and garlic bread. I just made a few changes. I omitted the nutmeg and basil and opted instead for a lil Italian seasoning. I used fresh broccoli instead. I steamed it for 5 minutes in the microwave, chopped into tiny pieces, and tossed it with a pinch of garlic powder before adding it to the ricotta mixture. This dish was very tasty and very easy to make. It made a beautiful presentation. My husband has asked for it again and my daughter, who is almost 1, loved it as well. I'll be making this for my daughters first birthday party since it's perfect to assemble ahead of time and just heat on the big day. A definite keeper. - 15 Sep 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a good, easy dish to prepare. I've made it once just like the recipe and another time with a little less broccoli and some ground beef. Both turned out great! - 24 Jul 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
We have updated this recipe to fix the amount of nutmeg listed in the ingredients. It should not have been 2 teaspoons, but rather 1/4 teaspoon. We apologize for the inconvenience. - 03 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)