Monday, November 21, 2011

Lasagna Roll Ups

We love lasagna and this recipe was a fun way of changing up the traditional way of doing layer by layer of noodles. I love how easy it was to remove each serving of the lasagna rolls; no cutting needed, no layers shifting and sliding.


1 box of lasagna noodles
1 jar of pasta sauce (24 oz)
1 pound of grated Mozzarella Cheese (or any cheese of your choosing)
1 small tub of ricotta cheese (You can substitute 1/2 tub Philadelphia Cooking Cream instead)
1 pound of meat

Cooking Directions
  • Boil a pot of water add the lasagna noodles, drain when finished cooking, and place them to the side.
  • Brown your chosen meat (Italian Sausage, ground turkey or beef, etc.) in a frying pan, cook until browned, allow about 5 minutes for the meat to cool before you begin assembling the rolls. 
  • While you wait for the meat and noodles to finish cooking; mix together 1/2 the jar of sauce, ricotta cheese, and half the mozzarella cheese. After your meat has cooled add it to your cheese mixture.
  • Place a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of your 13x9 backing pan; doing this will stop the noodles from sticking to the pan and keep the noodles moist.

Roll Assembly
  • Preheat your oven to 350F
  • Place one lasagna sheet out on a clean hard surface (I used a cookie sheet), scoop a spoon full of your cheese and meat mixture onto one end of the lasagna noodle, sprinkle cheese down the length of the noodle and roll. After you are finished rolling, place the assembled lasagna roll on the bottom of your 13x9 baking dish. 
  • Your pan should hold at least 12 lasagna roll ups depending on how full you fill them, I fit all 18 lasagna noodles/rolls on one baking dish; you may need to have another dish on hand in case you run out of room.
  • When you have assembled and placed all the rolls in the pan, pour the remainder of the sauce on top and spread out evenly, then sprinkle the remainder of your meat and cheese mixture on top.
  • Then, place the baking dish in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes or until cheese is thoroughly melted.
Serve and enjoy!

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