Mario Batali’s Del Posto in New York City has gotten a lot of lip service for it’s 100 layer lasagna. Yes, you just read that correctly–100 homemade -pasta sheets of thin deliciousness layered with three different sauces. It’s enough to send you into a carb coma of the very best kind, for a very long time. Now my mom’s lasagna isn’t 100 layers but it’s pretty damn good.
It’s also a dish that Scarlett would probably love more of but, alas, we live too far from Nana to enjoy it on a regular basis. However, we do like to try and put together our own lasagna dishes from time to time. The lasagna roll-ups we once featured are an easy way to have lasagna in your life without the time invest necessary to emulate my mom’s homemade dish or the endless, 100 layer stack. We also like whipping up a cannelloni since all I really need to have in the refrigerator is some ricotta and fresh herbs. In other words, pasta doesn’t always have to be spaghetti. It’s why I love lasagna sheets since they can lend themselves to a few different pasta dishes that I can produce on the fly. These whole grain sheets from Blue Menu have become a favorite of mine since they are fresh and therefore easy to work with. (Not just for my 5 year old but me as well). They also a have 4 grams of fiber and a dose of omega-3.