Bolognese Rotolo

  • 1HR
  • 40MINS
  • 596KCAL

If you're looking for a new way to try lasagne, then why not try our low Point and low calorie Bolognese Rotolo?

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories596
  • Carbs28g
  • Protein13g
  • Fat0.3g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars16g

If you’re looking for a new way to try lasagne, then this Bolognese Rotolo recipe is exactly what you need. It’s an absolute doddle to cook, and also makes for a really impressive dinner. Get everyone to serve themselves from a large oven dish, or why not make smaller, individual servings in smaller pots for mega impressiveness!

Bolognese Rotolo kind of like a beefed up (pun very intentional!) Cannelloni, and it is packed full of flavour. It’s not exactly a traditional Rotolo, but it is a great substitute if you’re following a plan like Weight Watchers, or calorie counting! It’s delicious served with a simple salad and cheesy garlic bread.

What diets is this Bolognese Rotolo suitable for?

This Bolognese Rotolo recipe can be made vegetarian as long as you use swap out the following ingredients for vegetarian versions;

  • 5% Beef Mince
  • Beef Stock Cube

It can also be made vegan as long as you use swap out the following ingredients for vegan versions;

  • 5% Beef Mince
  • Beef Stock Cube
  • Reduced Fat Cheddar
  • Lasagne Sheets

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Bolognese Rotolo recipe?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Bolognese Rotolo recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Bolognese Rotolo recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Bolognese Rotolo recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Bolognese Rotolo?

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You’ll need an ovenproof dish to bake this Bolognese Rotolo in. You can get one on Amazon!
You could also make this Bolognese Rotolo in individual ovenproof dishes if you wanted to!

You’ll also need a decent frying pan – it’s definitely worth buying a good one, as it will last you so much longer and save you money in the long run!

How many calories are in this Bolognese Rotolo?

There are 596 calories per portion in this Bolognese Rotolo, which means it falls into our Special Occasion category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Bolognese Rotolo is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Spray with low calorie cooking spray and cook the mince, stirring, for 4-5 minutes or until browned. Add celery, carrot, courgette, onion, tomato puree and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until vegetables soften slightly.

Step 2

Next add the chopped tomatoes ,1/2 tin of water, stock cubes, and Italian herbs. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes- the sauce should thicken. Cool. Preheat oven to 180°C.

Step 3

Meanwhile prepare your lasagne sheets. If they’re dry you need to cook them for a couple of minutes until they are flexible but not cooked through, and then cool them down. If you’ve got fresh or have made your own – continue.

Step 4

Cut the sheets in half length ways. Spread the halved lasagne sheets with the mince mixture – you want a fairly decent coating, but not too much that you can’t roll them up! Starting from 1 short side, roll up to form a log.

Step 5

Place some of the mince mixture in the bottom of an oven proof dish – a couple of cm’s deep. Place the rolled up sheets end up in the dish. Repeat with the remaining lasagne sheets until they’re all in there.

Step 6

Pour the rest of the mince mixture over the Rotolo. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 35-40 minutes until the pasta is cooked. Enjoy!

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How do you know when Bolognese Rotolo is cooked?

Cook the mince for 4-5 minutes or until browned.
Add celery, carrot, courgette, onion, tomato puree and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables soften slightly.
Add the chopped tomatoes ,1/2 tin of water, stock cubes, and Italian herbs. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes – the sauce should thicken.

Bake the Rotolo in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the pasta is cooked. The cheese will be bubbly and browning at the edges.

How long can you keep Bolognese Rotolo in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Bolognese Rotolo in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Bolognese Rotolo?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Bolognese Rotolo?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Bolognese Rotolo

If you’re looking for a new way to try lasagne, then why not try our low Point and low calorie Bolognese Rotolo?
  • Prep Time
    1 HR
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 596
  • Carbs 28G
WW Points
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 450 g 5% lean beef mince You can use Turkey mince if you prefer
  • 5 button mushrooms
  • 7 lasagne sheets
  • 120 g reduced fat cheddar grated
  • 2 Sticks celery finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree or tomato puree
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 large carrot finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 large courgette finely chopped
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 tbsp mixed Italian herbs
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Spray with low calorie cooking spray and cook the mince, stirring, for 4-5 minutes or until browned. Add celery, carrot, courgette, onion, tomato puree and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until vegetables soften slightly
  2. Next add the chopped tomatoes ,1/2 tin of water, stock cubes, and Italian herbs. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes- the sauce should thicken. Cool. Preheat oven to 180°C
  3. Meanwhile prepare your lasagne sheets. If they're dry you need to cook them for a couple of minutes until they are flexible but not cooked through, and then cool them down. If you've got fresh or have made your own - continue.
  4. Cut the sheets in half length ways. Spread the halved lasagne sheets with the mince mixture - you want a fairly decent coating, but not too much that you can't roll them up! Starting from 1 short side, roll up to form a log
  5. Place some of the mince mixture in the bottom of an oven proof dish - a couple of cm's deep. Place the rolled up sheets end up in the dish. Repeat with the remaining lasagne sheets until they're all in there
  6. Pour the rest of the mince mixture over the Rotolo. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 35-40 minutes until the pasta is cooked. Enjoy!

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