One of the few pasta dishes I can get away with at home is lasagna. While my husband won't eat any other type of pasta, he will eat lasagna. However, when there are only two people eating it, it gets pretty tiresome. Enter these rollups. I make four of them, and they're the perfect size for dinner with minimal or no leftovers. I love that I don't have to eat lasagna for an entire week when I make these. These are really easy to make, and I've made them easier by using jarred sauce. You can certainly make your own or use your favorite brand. I was going for as easy as possible here. To make these, you lay a cooked noodle flat (you can't use the no boil noodles here), spread the cheese mixture on top of it, and roll it up. Then place it in the pan, cover it with some sauce and voila. Dinner!

By the way, I'm not normally a huge pepper fan. Like at all. I'm never one to get it on my salad or put it on everything. However, I do love some fresh cracked pepper in my cheese mixture. It really adds something, so I don't recommend skipping it. I also use cottage cheese in my lasagna, but I puree it in the food processor first so I can get rid of the clumps. I like the texture/creaminess better than using ricotta, but you can certainly use either one.

Lasagna Rollups
Makes four
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4 lasagna noodles, cooked al dente (don't use no boil noodles)
1 egg
1/2 cup cottage cheese or ricotta
1/4 cup grated parmesan, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 cup mozzarella, plus more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
2 cups spaghetti sauce

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

If you're using cottage cheese, process it in a food processor or blender until the clumps are gone. In a medium size bowl, mix together the egg, cheeses, garlic powder, parsley, and pepper.

In a small baking dish, spread enough of the spaghetti sauce to cover the bottom of the dish.

Lay the noodles flat and dry them off with a paper towel if wet. Spread one quarter of the cheese mixture on top of one noodle, leaving one inch at the end with no cheese. Start with the other end and roll up the noodle. 

Lay the noodle flat in the baking dish. Repeat with the other noodles. Pour the rest of the spaghetti sauce on top of the noodles. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.

Uncover the dish, sprinkle the additional cheese on top, and place back in the oven for 15-20 minutes until heated through (leave it uncovered).
 


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Mmmmm…love me some lasagna rollups. This is probably one of my favorite things to eat. Cheese and more cheese…yes, please!

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12/10/2012 12:02pm

These roll ups are GORGEOUS! And I agree that this sounds like a MUCH better alternative to eating lasagna for a week! Hahaa :P

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12/10/2012 12:42pm

We love lasagna roll ups because we can make as many as we can eat without having tons of leftovers!

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12/11/2012 5:41am

I've been craving lasagna like crazy during this pregnancy. Now I want to eat these for breakfast...

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08/29/2013 12:55am

Thanks for sharing the Lasagna Rollups recipe with us. I have great interest in cooking and I always try different recipes at home. I will try this for sure and will get back to you with my reviews. Keep posting more updates in your blog.

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10/28/2013 11:51pm

I was going for as easy as possible here. To make these, you lay a cooked noodle flat (you can't use the no boil noodles here),

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