Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 2
| Published on December 15, 2023
Lasagna roll ups are a fun way to serve lasagna. Smaller than the traditional lasagna, this is a great dish for an intimate dinner for two.
Utensils Dinner
Globe Italian
27
ingredients
16
steps
135
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
For the Meat Sauce, See Notes 1
1 tbsp
olive oil
1/2 lb
Italian sausage, casing removed
1/2 lb
ground beef
1 cup(s)
finely chopped onions
3
garlic cloves, minced
6 oz
tomato paste
1/4 cup(s)
water
1
28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp
granulated sugar, or more to taste
1 tsp
Italian seasoning
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup(s)
chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
For the Ricotta Filling
1 1/2 cup(s)
ricotta
1
egg
1/2 cup(s)
shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup(s)
finely grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp
finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
salt
For the Lasagna Roll Ups
1
batch of meat sauce, see above
1
batch of ricotta filling, see above
8
lasagna noodles
1 cup(s)
shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup(s)
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
finely chopped basil or parsley, for garnish
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Directions 16 steps | 135 Minutes

Step 1

Prepare the meat sauce. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the sausage and beef and cook stirring occasionally until browned, about 6-8 minutes.

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Prepare the meat sauce.
Step 2

Lower the heat to medium and add the chopped onions and cook stirring occasionally until softened, about 3-4 minutes.

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Lower the heat to medium and add the chopped onions and cook stirring occasionally until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
Step 3

Add the garlic and cook stirring constantly until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Add the garlic and cook stirring constantly until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Step 4

Add the tomato paste and cook stirring constantly until the tomato paste turns slightly darker in color, about 1-2 minutes.

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Add the tomato paste and cook stirring constantly until the tomato paste turns slightly darker in color, about 1-2 minutes.
Step 5

Add the water. Scrap up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. 

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Add the water.
Step 6

Stir in the crushed tomatoes and mix until well combined. 

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Stir in the crushed tomatoes and mix until well combined.
Step 7

Add the sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes and parsley. Bring the meat sauce to a boil and down to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, making sure to scrape down the bottom of the pot when stirring.

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Add the sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes and parsley.
Step 8

While the tomato sauce is simmering, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Once the water reaches a boil, add the lasagna noodles and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. 

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: While the tomato sauce is simmering, bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
Step 9

While the water comes to a boil, prepare the ricotta filling. In a bowl, stir together the ricotta, egg, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, black pepper and salt. Set aside. 

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: While the water comes to a boil, prepare the ricotta filling.
Step 10

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Spread a thin layer of the meat sauce on the bottom of the baking dish. Set aside. 

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Step 11

Assemble the lasagna roll-ups. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Pat the lasagna noodles dry and place them on the prepared sheet pan. Spread a thin layer of ricotta filling over each lasagna noodle. Top with a layer of meat sauce. 

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Assemble the lasagna roll-ups.
Step 12

Making sure that the meat sauce is cool enough to handle, use your fingers to gently roll the lasagna noodles from one end to the other. 

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Making sure that the meat sauce is cool enough to handle, use your fingers to gently roll the lasagna noodles from one end to the other.
Step 13

Place the rolled lasagna, seam side down, into the prepared baking dish. 

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Place the rolled lasagna, seam side down, into the prepared baking dish.
Step 14

Add the remaining meat sauce over the prepared lasagna roll-ups. Sprinkle the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese over the top.

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Add the remaining meat sauce over the prepared lasagna roll-ups.
Step 15

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes.
Step 16

Garnish with basil or parsley and serve. Enjoy!

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe: Garnish with basil or parsley and serve.

Notes:

  1. In a hurry? Substitute storebought sauce and add ground beef or keep it vegetarian and enjoy a meatless lasagna.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
2416
FAT
147.3 g
PROTEIN
141.3 g
CARBS
136.7 g
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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

29 Dec 2023

This is one of my favorite recipes to make. I love the way it is so easy to serve instead of cutting up the lasagna.

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Carmela G.

Carmela

Cozymeal Team Member

15 Dec 2023

A fun way to eat Lasagna and easy to re-create.

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