Meat Lasagna Roll Ups

Meat Lasagna Roll Ups

Meat Lasagna Roll Ups

These meat lasagna roll ups are even better than regular lasagna. This recipe is easy enough but just requires a little bit of work to prepare the sauce the rolls the noodles. If you are not familiar with lasagna roll ups they consist of lasagna noodles topped with a ricotta cheese mixture and a meat sauce mixture and then rolled up and placed into a baking dish and topped with sauce and cheese. You can use your favorite brand of marinara sauce for this recipe. The cheese mixture gets a lot of flavor from  ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses. You will want to serve these lasagna rolls with garlic bread.

Meat Lasagna Roll Ups

Meat Lasagna Roll Ups

Meat Lasagna Roll Ups

Lasagna roll ups with meat sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Sauce-

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cheese mixture-

  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Other-

  • 12 lasagna noodles cooked according to package directions
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook while breaking up into chunks with a spatula until browned. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Pour marinara sauce into the pan and being to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl combine all of the cheese mixture ingredients. Stir until smooth.
  • Spread ½ cup of the sauce onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Lay the lasagna noodles on a flat surface. Spread a layer of the ricotta over each noodle. Reserve 1 cup of the meat sauce for topping the rolled up noodles in the baking dish. Spread the remaining meat sauce over the ricotta mixture on each noodle.
  • Roll up each noodle and then arrange them in a baking dish. Spoon the reserved sauce over the top of the rolled up noodles and sprinkle 1 ½ cups of mozzarella cheese over the noodles.
  • Bake covered for 20 minutes, then bake uncovered for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and starting to brown. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

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