A recent study found that 59% of Americans eat pasta each week. Pasta is known as a comfort food, one that's scrumptious taste makes anyone feel peaceful and relaxed.
If you're interested in making a legendary pasta recipe, we have the perfect one for you. From its ingredients to how to make it, you can learn the ins and outs of cooking lasagna roll ups.
Now, are you ready to get started? Here's an in-depth look at lasagna rolls:
Overview of Recipe
Lasagna roll ups generally consist of the same ingredients as traditional lasagna; however, the noodles are rolled up like a jelly roll to produce individual pieces. That way, they bake faster and are easier to eat, plus they help with portion control.
This particular recipe features a mixture of cheeses and spinach, although the rolls can be filled with chicken, beef, or veggies. It's a fun classic that's fancy enough to have at dinner parties or at a casual lunch. Below are a few stats to help you prepare for this recipe:
- Prep time: 20 minutes
- Bake time: 30 minutes
- Total time: 50 minutes
- Servings: 9
- Calories: approx. 269-330
- 1 Box of Dagostino no boil Lasagna pasta noodles
- Dagostino extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Cups (1 Jar) of Dagostino smooth tomato sauce
- 1 Egg
- 1 ¾ ricotta cheese
- 1 Cup of shredded mozzarella
- ½ cup of grated parmesan
- 10 ounces of spinach
- 2 cloves Garlic
- ½ teaspoon of Italian seasoning
- ¾ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of pepper
How to Make Lasagna Roll Ups
- Bring a large pot of water to boil, add ¾ teaspoon of salt, then add 1 Box of Dagostino no-boil Lasagna pasta noodles. Cook for 3 minutes or until they're palpable.
- After draining, drizzle the noodles with some olive oil to avoid sticking. Let them cool by either dapping them over an item like a colander or placing them flat on a baking sheet.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and spread one cup of tomato sauce on the bottom of a glass or ceramic 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Then in a large bowl, add the ricotta, ½ of the mozzarella, parmesan, egg, spinach, garlic, Italian seasoning, along with salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients until they're combined.
- Take about ⅓ of the mixture and spread it in the middle of the lasagna noodle, and roll it up.
- Position the rolls in the baking dish with the seams facing down. Pour the remaining 2 cups of tomato sauce over the rolls and top it off with the rest of the ½ cup of mozzarella.
- To avoid messiness, cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake for 20 minutes. Once done, the cheese should be melted and a little crispy.
- Optional last step, sprinkle with more parmesan and serve immediately. Bon Appetit!
If traditional lasagna bores you or isn't enough to satisfy your taste buds, don't worry, we have some great alternatives that the whole family will enjoy. So without further ado, here are some other ways to make lasagna rolls:
Now, who doesn't like chicken? All you have to do is add 1 and 1/2 cups of finely sliced cooked chicken to the filling.
Most large families like this variation the best as you can season it how you want, without making it too spicy for your little children. Plus, some chicken comes pre-seasoned, which will help save you time in the cooking process.
If you love meat, then this recipe variation is for you. Rather than mixing the spinach with cheese, add instead ¾ pound of seasoned ground beef or Italian sausage. The beef will give the lasagna rolls more flavor and a thicker consistency.
If you want a healthier alternative, all you need to do is cut a variety of cooked mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots, and if you want to get fancy, throw in some zucchini in as well. Then mix it up with your choice of cheese, and you're ready to get cooking. The mixture is not only nutritious but will save you time and money if you don't want to cook meats.
Let's get this out of the way first; never store your lasagna while it's piping hot. If you put hot food in the refrigerator, it will only increase the rate at which food spoils. To ensure that your food is stored properly, wait until it's cooled and at room temperature.
There are generally two ways to store lasagna rolls, either in the fridge or the freezer. However, to decide which way to store it, you first need to decide when you're going to eat it next. You see, the fridge will keep the lasagna in good condition for up to three days, while freezing the rolls will store them for up to a week or more.
If you're going to put it in the fridge, you can place the rolls in a Ziploc bag either altogether or individually. While if you're storing them in the freezer, make sure you use a freezer-safe container; that way, that food doesn't spoil due to freezer burn.
Start Cooking Today
Lasagna roll ups are a fun adaption to the traditional family meal. They're small, juicy, and with the same scrumptious taste. However, better yet, they're easier to customize to your likes and allergies. Plus, it takes a total time of about 50 minutes and makes a serving size of nine rolls.
So what are you waiting for? Get cooking today!
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