Lasagna Rolls with Meat Sauce
Change up lasagna night and make these Lasagna Rolls with Meat Sauce. These lasagna noodles are filled with a cheesy ricotta and mozzarella filling and topped with a flavorful meat sauce. It's a great recipe you'll be Glad to Give.
Author: Lynne
Meat Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 28- ounce can tomato puree
  • 1 15- ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 6- ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
Lasagna Rolls
  • 1 box lasagna noodles
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 32- ounce container Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese divided
  1. Boil lasagna noodles according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and prepare a 9 X 13-inch baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray.
Meat Sauce
  1. In a large skilled, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook until browned.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, puree, paste, sugar, basil, salt, oregano, pepper and bay leaves and mix well.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Lasagna Rolls
  1. Cover a clean work surface with two long sheets of wax paper and spray them with some cooking spray. Drain noodles and lay flat on the prepared wax paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs.
  3. Add the ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, and parsley and mix until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Place 3 tablespoons of filling on each noodle and with an offset spatula, spread evenly over the noodle.
  5. Evenly distribute 1 1/4 cups of the shredded mozzarella over the noodles.
  6. Gently roll each noodle up.
  1. Remove the bay leaves and spoon half of the meat sauce into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  2. Place the rolled noodles seam side down into the baking dish and cover with the remaining meat sauce.
  3. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and return to oven to bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.