Lasagna Roll Ups...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lasagna Roll Ups

Our family loves Italian food. 
We really could eat it a few times a week, but I try to limit it to just once.

I've been making Lasagna Roll Ups for years.
When we were first married I would make lasagna the traditional way, in LAYERS, but it was usually a disaster.  Cutting into the lasagna and trying to get the pieces out of the pan would result in everything falling apart.

NOW I know, I wasn't wait long enough for the lasagna to SET when it came out of the oven.
But who has the patience to wait 30 minutes or so to taste the deliciousness? 

I saw this procedure for lasagna a year or so after we were married and have been making lasagna this way ever since and it's so easy.

  • Lasagna noodles (I used 6 noodles)
  • 15 ounce container Ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Tomato sauce

Boil the noodles for 10 minutes.
Drain the noodles and then lay them out flat on top of paper towels; otherwise they may stick together.
In a small bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese and egg.
Spread the ricotta mixture evenly over the lasagna noodles.
Starting at one end, roll up each lasagna noodle.
Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Put a few spoons of sauce on the bottom of a baking dish, making sure to cover the entire bottom of the baking dish.   
Place the roll ups in the baking dish.  
Cover the roll ups with more tomato sauce, followed by Parmesan cheese and a layer of mozzarella cheese.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.  

Spread the cheese over the lasagna noodles...

Starting at one end, roll up your lasagna noodle...

Add Parmesan cheese and a nice layer of mozzarella cheese and bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly...


If you want to see how I make the lasagna roll ups and FREEZE them for easy meals, head over to the link below...

Freezing Lasagna Roll Ups for Busy Nights


  1. I have a recipe like this one! I don't care for lasagna noodles but my hubby loves lasagna. So this kinda recipe is a win win for the whole family! Have a great day!:)

  2. Okay this was a great idea - they have to come out so much easier - I'm keeping this one. Thanks. sandie

  3. Oh, my goodness--what a great idea! It looks delicious. I am going to try it! Thanks for sharing it :)

  4. I had lasagna for dinner last night! The roll ups look good, I'll have to try that. Don't know yet I'll fix tonight. I may just have chili dogs and steak fries.

  5. What a good idea. I pinned your page, so next week when it is Italian night, I'll try this out. It also helps determine serving size. Good when you have a teenager and his friends for supper.

  6. Good morning! this is just a wonderful idea...and easy enough that I might actually try it. Wish I had it when my sons were teenagers and eating me out of house and home, haha...Have a wonderful day! HUGS

  7. I love this idea and I will have to give it a try and then maybe I'll make this more often for us.
    Thanks for sharing a great idea.

  8. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing:)

  9. Well that is very clever! I am definitely giving it a try on the next menu planning! Thanks for sharing your tip! Our family loves lasagna....especially Luke!


  10. I just adore these and have a big old pot of spaghetti sauce simmerin' on the stove right now!!!

    Yours looks delicious sweetie!!!

    God bless ya and have a remarkable day!!! :o)

  11. Such a simple idea Lois but one I never thought of. I think I will try this method next time I make lasagna.

  12. Hey sweetie, I just want to than you for visitin' and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride!!!

    God bless and in the words of that silly old Granny Clampett, " ya'll come back now...ya hear!!! :O)

  13. Ok - really you have to wait 30 minutes!! for traditional lasagna to be ready?!? I so did not know that - but I now know why my lasagna is always a disaster. So much so - I quit making it.

    The roll-ups look so much easier - and they look delicious! What a great dish that would be for guests. I don't think just the two of us could make a dent in that dish of roll-ups!

    Hope you have a great weekend ahead. Do you think you will get snow?? AHH - I'm so not ready for white stuff?!?!

  14. We could eat pasta every night as well! This looks like something I would like to try.

  15. Yum! A delicious dinner at your house!