I love dishes that you can pop in the oven at the end. This allows me to clean up and get the rest of the dinner ready. This dish is one of those recipes!!! I also love this pork dish because you can prep it the day before and then just bake it for 15 minutes the next day before your guests arrive. This relieves anxiety and actually allows you to enjoy your company!
Not only is this pork rollatini an easier “make-ahead” dinner, it is also a low-fat option, even though it sounds AND tastes decadent. I use low-fat ricotta and low-fat mozzarella cheese. Lastly, I made this gluten free, for those who have irritations to gluten or have celiac. However, it would taste just as good with regular All-Purpose flour.
Rolled and Ready For the Casserole Dish
Neatly Placed in the Casserole Dish
Ready for the Oven Picture!
17 Pieces of Pork Loin Scallopini (thinly sliced pork)
1 Cup GF Flour or Regular All Purpose (I used the Cup-4-Cup Brand)
3 tbsp Canola Oil per pan (you will need 2 large sauté pans)
2 Cups Tomato Sauce
3 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
3/4 Cup Shredded Low-Fat Mozzarella
2 Toothpicks per Pork Piece
Ingredients For the Insides of Each Pork Piece:
1 tbsp Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
1 tbsp Low-Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2-1 Piece of Prosciutto (depending on how large the pork piece is)
Generic Italian Seasoning
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly flour each piece of pork.
3. Using two large sauté pans, heat 3 tbsp canola oil per pan over medium high heat. Add your pork pieces and generously season with garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Then, lightly season with salt. After 2 minutes, or until lightly browned, turn the pork and cook for another minute. Remove the pork from the pans.
4. Make a work station for rolling your pork (I used a sheet of parchment paper). Take one piece of pork and spread the ricotta cheese on one side, add the mozzarella and the slice of prosciutto. Roll the Pork and stick a tooth pick on each end. Place the rollatini in a large casserole dish. Continue this process until all of the pork pieces are rolled and placed in the dish. Sprinkle a little more Italian seasoning and garlic powder on top of the finished rollatini.
5. Evenly top the pork with 2 cups of tomato sauce, 3/4 cup of low-fat mozzarella cheese, and 3 tbsp of parmesan cheese.
6. Bake for 15 minutes covered with aluminum foil. Remove the foil, set the oven to broil, and brown the top for an additional 1-2 minutes. Serve this dish with a dressed salad and/or a side of pasta.