Introduction: Awesome Lasagna Roll-Ups
If you like lasagna, you have to try these super easy lasagna roll-ups! These are so easy, insanely good, and will really impress your friends and family! For a full video tutorial of this recipe, be sure to watch the embedded video above.
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Step 1: Ingredients
- Lasagna Noodles
- Italian Sausage
- Shredded Mozzarella
- Ricotta Cheese
- Diced Tomatoes
- Tomato Sauce
- Italian Seasoning
- Fresh Garlic
- Parsley or Basil
- Optional: Crushed Red Pepper
For our vegetarian friends, we suggest substituting the Sausage and Pepperoni with a nice roasted vegetable blend consisting of:
- Sweet red peppers
- Yellow Squash
- Olive Oil
Step 2: Preparation
- Begin by adding your noodles to a pot of boiling water. Cook a few extra because it never fails that a couple will break and tear while boiling, and you are going to want nice solid pieces for this recipe.
- Once the noodles are boiling, begin making the sauce.
- Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes to a sauce pan on med to low heat.
- Season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic, and basil.
- Mix well, then cover and let simmer.
- Next you are going to want to cook the sausage down.
- As the sausage cooks, break it up with the spatula. You are going to want the meat to be pretty fine in order to roll it in the noodles.
- Optional: Add crushed red pepper to the sausage as it cooks if you like a little 'kick' on your dish.
- When the sausage is complete, mix it in a bowl with the ricotta cheese.
- Season the mix with a little oregano and basil.
- Mix well.
Step 3: Roll 'em Up
- Pour about half of the sauce into the bottom of your baking dish.
- Lay a lasagna noodle out flat on your counter or work area.
- Spread a thin layer of the sausage/cheese mix on the noodle. Be careful not to make it too thick otherwise when it is rolled it will all squeeze out the sides.
- Lay out four pepperoni on the noodle.
- Sprinkle a little mozzarella cheese on top of the pepperoni.
- Take the noodle at one end and gently roll it up. Do not roll them too tight or the stuffing will just squirt out of the sides.
- Gently place the roll into your baking dish and repeat the process until you have filled the baking dish.
- Pour the remainder of the sauce over the top of the rolls.
- Sprinkle mozzarella on top of the sauce.
- Place in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes. You are just looking to melt everything.
Step 4: Enjoy!
This delicious and easy dish will impress your family and friends, but it won't break the bank.
This dish only cost me $1.18 per serving!
- Lasagna................ $1.08
- Diced Tomatoes... $0.68
- Tomato Sauce...... $1.12
- Italian Sausage..... $2.50
- Pepperoni............. $2.49
- Mozzarella............ $1.97
- Ricotta.................. $1.98
- Total.................... $11.82
- Made 10 servings
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