Lasagna Roll Ups

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These Lasagna Rolls Ups are everything you love about lasagna in an easy to serve dish! Perfect for portion control or weekly meal prep!

lasagna roll ups
Well, I saw that a few people who commented on the meal plan monday post were interested in the lasagna roll ups for sunday. Well, this mama isn’t gonna post a recipe because, well, its so easy! Take a look at this video from Giada Delaurentiis to see how easy. The best part is you can do whatever filling you want and it takes half the time it would take for a full pan of lasagna.

A few things I do different that Giada:

1. We use jarred sauce and lots of it
Hubby is a big fan of sauce and when I’m making this meal, it usually because I know I won’t (or don’t) have time to go all out on a meal. By using a hounded jar of cheap sauce, I can put the roll ups in the pan, pour all the sauce over and sprinkle with cheese. Done! No need to worry about making my own sauce, unless I have some already in the fridge.

2. Parmasean is optional
Whenever we have parmasean in the house, Hubby tends to use it all up within a week or two. So, I’m mostly without it when I cook. If I do have it, I like to sprinkle it on top of the mozzarella cheese.

3. Sometimes, I do go all out, even for this easy dish
When I feel like it (which is close to never), I make a beshamel sauce and pour that over the top of the roll ups after I pour the red sauce. It’s a similar style to the way I make my beefy enchilada bake. I add the cheese to the white sauce and then just bake as is. It gives it a whole new take on it. I tend to only do this when we have guests over for dinner in the winter or we are invited to a pot luck.

4. Spinach is optional
I’ll put it in there if I have it, but most of the time I don’t. I do add dried oregano, marjoram and parsely to the ricotta/cottage cheese mixture. That’s a must. And if we have leftover meat, that goes in the cheese mixture too.

this is the cheese mixture we use: ricotta, dried oregano, dried basil, salt pepper and red pepper flakes

look at the cute little cheese roll ups! I can fit 10 in this 9×13 pan

top with your favorite sauce, cover with plastic, and place in the fridge like I did. Or, cover with shredded cheese and bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until the cheese is brown

see that corner? I called dibs on that one when it came out of the oven. No one was there to hear me but it still counts. It was a mighty good corner…

Now, all of you….go forth….conquer…..and use up those extra lasagna sheets!

P.S.- still need an actual recipe? Check out Giada’s at this link.

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  1. 10.24.08
    bugsi033 said:

    Wait! This isn’t the next part of the cliff-hanger.

  2. 10.24.08
    Mrs. Tara said:

    I need to know what is the cheese mixture- can you share with me how to make this…….

  3. 10.25.08
    Amiyrah said:

    mrs. tara,

    the recipe is right on the food network website but I will post it, along with pictures of my version, on Monday. Hopefully that will help you out a bit, but I promise you, it is super easy. Once you see it, you’re going to say ” oh duh! how simple!” Such a great, easy meal to prepare.

  4. 11.24.08

    yummy! These look really good and I’m printing them out to try next week. I L.O.V.E lasagna! I’ve spent an unknown amount of time lurking around your site today. I couldn’t decided what to comment on – but I knew this was it when I saw it!

    Oh, and I’m already a follower! Love your posts on all your money saving, too. I’m new to the whole couponing/CVSing, etc. But I’m having lots of fun doing it!

  5. 7.20.09
    Jenn said:

    oh wow this looks neat. i think i’ll try this one for dinner tonight