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lasagna roll ups

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

These cute little bundles are filled with yummy ingredients! It’s a great way to enjoy lasagna that's easier to serve.

yield 12 piece(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lasagna roll ups

  • 12
    lasagna noodles, cooked al dente and drained
  • 2 c
    ricotta cheese, drained if needed
  • 1 lg
    free-range egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c
    grated Grana Padano cheese
  • 5 oz
    frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper (i always use mixed peppercorns), or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped white onions
  • ground Himalayan pink salt, to taste, divided
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped red peppers
  • 2 c
    cremini mushrooms, washed and finely chopped (5 oz)
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste and divided (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 3 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 c
    marinara sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c
    grated Grana Padano cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely chopped parsley, for garnish

How To Make lasagna roll ups

  • 1
    In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook noodles according to package directions minus 1:30 minutes.
  • 2
    Drain well into a colander, transfer to a large pot and fill it up with cold water; set aside.
  • 3
    To make the filling, combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until nicely blended.
  • 4
    To make the sauce, add oil to a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add onions and season with salt; sauté for 1 minute. Add red peppers and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • 5
    Add mushrooms, season with freshly ground black pepper and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Add ground beef and season with black pepper. Cook halfway, breaking the meat into small pieces before adding garlic; cook until no longer pink.
  • 7
    Add marinara sauce, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes; stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  • 8
    Preheat oven to 375ºF and grease 9 X 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  • 9
    To assemble, spread a thin layer of meat sauce evenly in the bottom of the prepared baking dish; set aside.
  • 10
    Lay the cooked lasagna noodles onto 2 large baking sheets. Spread a layer of filling over each, leaving 1-inch on both ends as well as some on each side of the noodles.
  • 11
    Spread 2/3 meat sauce over the filling (1/3rd per tray), leaving the same spacing.
  • 12
    Starting from one end, roll up each noodle to the other end and transfer them in the prepared baking dish.
  • 13
    Spread the remaining 1/3 meat sauce on top and sprinkle on Mozzarella followed by Grana Padano.
  • 14
    Cover the dish with foil that has been greased and transfer the dish to the preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes, uncovered and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheeses are melted and turn golden brown.
  • 15
    Remove from the heat and let it rest for 10 minutes before sprinkling on chopped parsley.
  • 16
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