Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lasagna rolls

One of my favorite pastimes is cooking. 2 years ago my old self would have thought I was crazy. But the truth is... I really don't care for German food and I can't stand the thought of going to a restaurant and paying EURO (very expensive) for some food I don't even like. So, it forced me to start cooking...almost every night. Turns out, I enjoy it!
One of my favorite recipes is lasagna rolls. So yummy and less messy than regular lasagna.
See bottom of page for ingredients

Step 1 - Boil lasagna noodles until soft. Preheat oven to 350.
Step 2- Brown beef. Add onions and garlic until cooked. Add tomatoes, flavored sauce, and paste. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes
Step 3- Combine ricotta, spinach, mozzarella and egg in large bowl.
Make sure you have these 3 steps completed before doing below.

Step 4- Place a couple noodles on clean work surface.
Step 5- Spread noodle with ricotta mixture
Step 6- Spread with beef mixture. (Not too much or else it won't roll up)
Step 7- Roll up
Place seam side down in a baking dish.
Repeat with remaining noodles.
Step 8- Top with remaining beef mixture and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Step 9- Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Take foil off and bake 15 more minutes. Walaa!

You will need:
12 uncooked lasagna rolls
1 pound beef
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
1 jar (8 oz) of your favorite pasta sauce (something w/garlic and/or other flavors)
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1 package of frozen chopped spinach
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese


The Letteer Family said...

It looks really REALLY good! Thanks for the recipe!

Suzi said...

Hey I'm going to try this!!! Looks SO YUMMY!!

Becki said...

that looks reallllly good! thanks for sharing! :)