Hooray for leftover day! I already have a lot of “regulars” I make with leftover chili (Vegetarian Crockpot Chili Leftovers Recipes) but I wanted to try something different today. A while back I saw a recipe for Eggplant Rollatini over at The Adirondack Chick’s site, which is sort of an eggplant parmesan with thin sliced eggplant rolled up around yummy cheese filling. Yum. For some reason that popped into my head today. Probably in part because I had a few lasagna noodles leftover from Squash and Sweet Potato Lasagna. So, I took the rollatini idea and adapted it to create my noodles and chili concoction.
Ingredients for 6 rollatini
- 3 cooked lasagna noodles, halved widthwise
- 6 heaping tablespoons Slow Cooker Chili
- 3 tablespoons Mexican cheese, shredded
- 6 toothpicks, soaked in water
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon cilantro, dried
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup Mexican cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 and grease or spray a loaf pan or small (8 x 6) baking pan.
Lay halved noodles flat. Spread a heaping tablespoon of chili across the surface of each. Top with about 1/2 tablespoon of cheese each. Roll up and skewer with toothpick, seam-side down. Place in pan and repeat with remaining rolls.
Mix melted butter, garlic, cilantro and Italian seasoning and pour over rollatini. Top with about 1/4 cup Mexican cheese and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Place on serving plates, remove toothpicks and serve.
These rollatini were a little awkward to get together, but the taste was delicious. I really liked the cilantro-garlic butter; I’m pretty sure I could drink that on its own. The noodles and butter sauce toned down the spiciness of the chili a bit, so the kids were able to eat the rollatini without mixing in anything else.
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