Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lasagna Rolls with Homemade Pasta Sauce

I adore lasagna rolls - they are such a great (and easy!) comfort dish for entertaining.  I think that our special addition, a slow-cooked, homemade pasta sauce, truly enhances the dish.  After the sauce spends all day in the slow cooker, it smells and tastes absolutely amazing!  Sometimes I bake the rolls without the sauce and add it before serving, and other times I bake them with the sauce (Side note:  The noodles will absorb a good amount of sauce, so keep some on reserve if you bake them with the sauce.)  Share this dish with the ones that you love, they will love it too!  Best dishes and yummy dreams!

Lasagna Rolls
Adapted from:  G. Dowell in a Taste of Home magazine

1 box of regular lasagna noodles
1 large container of low fat ricotta cheese
2 cups of italian cheese (shredded)
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. parsley
1 (or more) tsp. Italian-blend seasoning
pepperoni or prosciutto (optional)

1.  Boil lasagna noodles according to package directions in water, olive oil, and salt.  Separate and set aside.
2.  Mix remaining ingredients together (except for optional meats).
3.  Spread mixture on a lasagna noodle, then top with meat.

4.  Roll up the lasagna noodle and place in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
5.  Top with sauce and freshly grated Parmigiano, or Romano cheeses.

6.  Bake on 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
7.  If you saved the sauce, then top with sauce and serve!

Thanks for reading, loves! xo


Wendy said...

I've never heard that baking changes the flavor of the sauce. Interesting. I must try this.

Little Mommy said...

I'm not sure if it's a fact, but it seems to be when I bake it!

Tara from Crock-Pot Ladies said...

Great recipe and sounds easy! I will definitely have to try it out. Thanks for linking up with us.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I make Lasagna Roll Ups also but have never added pepperoni. My hubby would love that! Great post!

carolinaheartstrings said...

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Winnie said...

What a great meal
Thanks for sharing, I'd love to try it

Miz Helen said...

Your Lasagna Rolls look delicious, I am ready for a good Italian Night. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen