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French Onion Lasagna Roll Ups



Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Fustini's Herbs de Provence olive oil, divided
  • 3 onions, sliced thin
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 oz baby spinach
  • 3 garlic cloves,  minced
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 12 oz ricotta or goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 traditional lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 8 oz gruyere cheese, grated
Thyme Bechámel
  • 2 tablespoons Fustini's Herbs de Provence olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh thyme and/or chives for garnish

Hint

You can cook the lasagna noodles until they are al dente while the chicken is cooking. Once they are finished, lay them out on a clean towel. Don’t let them stick together! Adapted from howsweeteats.com


Directions

Step 1. 

Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-low heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add in the onions with a pinch of salt and pepper and stir. Cook, stirring often, until the onions caramelize, about 30 to 40 minutes. Once the onions are golden and caramelly, transfer them to a plate.


Step 2. 

Add the remaining olive oil to the same skillet and toss in the spinach and garlic. Stir, cooking until the spinach wilts. Stir in the chicken and a pinch of salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a separate plate from the onions.


Step 3. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, stir together the ricotta/goat cheese, parmesan, egg, salt and pepper.  Lay all the lasagna noodles out in a single layer. Spread a spoonful or two of the ricotta on all the noodles. I would do all the ricotta first, so you can spread any extra on the noodles. Top the ricotta/goat cheese with the spinach and chicken mixture on each noodle. Then go through and top each with the caramelized onions. Sprinkle the roll-ups with the gruyere cheese, keeping some to sprinkle on top of the noodles.


Step 4. 

Roll up each lasagna noodle and place it right in the bechamel with the seam side down. Repeat with the remaining noodles and then spoon the bechamel over all the noodles. Top with the remaining gruyere cheese.  Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. Garnish with fresh thyme and chives. Serve immediately.


Step 5.  Bechámel Sauce

To make the bechamel, heat the same skillet to medium heat. Add the butter and once melted, whisk in the flour to create a roux. Cook the roux for 2 to 3 minutes until it smells nutty and fragrant. Slowly stream in the milk while whisking constantly until it’s smooth. Once smooth, add in the thyme, nutmeg and a pinch of salt and pepper.




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