Skip to main content

Lasagna Roll-Ups

My husband had been asking for Manicotti.... for some reason I was having the HARDEST time finding the manicotti shells so I bought lasagna noodles instead even though I didn't feel like assembling a lasagna on a weeknight! So, I had a brilliant idea - brown the beef and boil the noodles as soon as I get home, drain and allow to cool while I go for a jog on a brisk fall early evening and then roll up the noodles with meaty and ooey-gooey filling and not burn my fingers!

To be honest, I had never heard of lasanga rolls, nor thought of the idea until about a year ago when a lot of women on the What's Cooking Board of the nest started making them. I had been wanting to try them but I guess I just never got around to it. I mean seriously - this is such a versitile meal - you can use whatever fillings you want and just assemble by rolling and then bake in a casserole dish. These ones were pretty good but next time I'll make more filling - there was just a little too much noodle in the noodle to filling ratio.

Here is what I did:
Lasagna Roll-Ups

Ingredients
8 lasagna noodles, boiled, drained and cooled a little
1 lb ground beef - cooked, drained and cooled a little
4 oz. ricotta cheese (I used skim)
6 oz. Italian Cheese blend (divided)
1 tablespoon Italian Season breadcrumbs
2 - 3 cups Marinara sauce

Directions
- Preheat oven to 375
- mix together the cooled beef, ricotta, 3 oz. Italian Cheese and breadcrumbs in a bowl
- Lay out cooled lasagna noodles and spread out 1/8th of meat mixture on each
- Going long-ways, roll up each filled noodle and place in a baking dish, seam side down
(I found the 8 fit well in an 8x5 dish)
- Once all are in the dish, top the roll-ups with marinara sauce
- top with remaining cheese
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden and the sauce is bubbling

Comments

  1. Yum! What a great idea! I'm going to HAVE to make these for SIL b/c her fave is lasagna and these are too cute!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Key Lime Gooey Butter Cake

I'm from St. Louis.  The home of Gooey Butter Cake.  Many people think it's a Paula Deen creation, and how could you not when you see how much butter is in it, but you can't go in to a restaurant, bakery or grocery store without seeing gooey butter somewhere in St. Louis.  We love it.  What's not to love with butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, oh my!

But, considering I've made it numerous times, I'm always up for a new variation.  Nutella?  Check!  Cookies?  Don't mind if I do!  Pumpkin?  Well of course!  While talking to my mom about what to bring to a family function, she mentioned she saw a recipe for key lime gooey butter cake.  Sold!  I've never heard of the website she sent over to me, but it looked similar to the basics of every other recipe I've used for Gooey Butter Cake so I knew I wanted to give it a try!

One thing people may not realize is that Gooey Butter Cake is very easy to make.  Just a few ingredients really!  Just mix them, ba…

Foodbuzz 24x24: A Very Hungry Caterpillar First Birthday Party

It's hard to believe that my baby boy is technically no longer a baby anymore!  It seems like just yesterday I was a nervous wreck on our way to the hospital, and now all of a sudden I'm planning a birthday party!

Even before Ty was born though, I knew I wanted to do a Very Hungry Caterpillar party.  I'm not exactly sure what made me think of it, but one day I was sitting in his room and imagining reading him the first book I bought for him.  Yep - The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

There is something about the classic children's book that lends itself very well to entertaining.  Generally speaking, the focal point of any event (aside from the reason for celebration), is the food.    For those not familiar with the book - The Hungry Caterpillar is all about food!  He eats is way through many different foods, until he's big and strong and becomes a beautiful butterfly.  A perfect metaphor for a young baby.  It's amazing how much such a little guy can eat - but at th…

White Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Filling

OK, so, while this recipe was the result of me literally quick thinking at the grocery store rushing around to pick up a few ingredients over Easter weekend, I came up with a fantastic cake filling, in my humble opinion.  I love the cake fillings at Costco and wanted to make a variation on that.  This is really semi-homemade but oh so good!  It's rich, creamy and decadent.  Even my husband loved it, and he's not really a cake fan.  It was so easy to make too!


White Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Filling
Ingredients:
1 package Jello Pudding - Cheesecake flavor
1 8-oz. container Whipped Cream Cheese, softened
1 8-oz, container Cool Whip, thawed
3 oz. White Chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Beat softened cream cheese and vanilla with mixer until well blended and light (a few minutes).

Beat in pudding mix until fully incorporated.

Stir in melted white chocolate.

Fold in thawed Cool Whip

Allow to set in fridge for a few hours, but don't let it get too cold that it…