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Lasagna Roll Ups II  Recipe

Lasagna Roll Ups II

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"Thick and hearty rolls filled with ricotta, Parmesan, and a beefy tomato sauce. A fun spin on a family favorite!"

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Original recipe makes 9 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Cook and stir ground beef, onion, garlic powder, and oregano in a large skillet over medium heat until onion is tender and beef is browned, about 10 minutes. Add tomato sauce and sugar; simmer until sauce is heated through, about 10 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  4. Mix ricotta cheese, egg, parsley, and 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese together in a bowl.
  5. Place a lasagna noodle on a work surface. Spoon one layer of ricotta cheese mixture, one layer meat sauce, and one layer mozzarella cheese atop the lasagna noodle; top with another lasagna noodle. Roll up the stuffed lasagna noodles in the jelly-roll style; place in the prepared casserole dish. Repeat with remaining lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese mixture, meat sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Spread a spoonful of meat sauce atop each lasagna roll; top with remaining mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, 30 to 35 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 25, 2012

I used ground turkey in this recipe, homemade chunky marinara (I was even able to "hide" zucchini in this roll up recipe in the marinara and none of my family members could tell!) and "trim" cottage cheese instead of ricotta. I did end up using a little more mozzerella than the recipe asked for--my husband requested more cheese. Even with my substitutions, the recipe turned out fabulous and the family loved it! Good recipe. NOTE: For those of you who use a jarred sauce, be sure you taste your sauce before you add in the whole three tablespoons of white sugar. It might be a little too sweet for some.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 06, 2013

It was a bit too dry. I eliminated the sugar. I can't imagine that lasagna needs sugar.

Jan 18, 2013

I love this recipe when having a small dinner party. I can put it together in the morning and bake it just be fore dinner. I fudged the recipe a bit and put half italian sweet sausage and half ground beef and because of the sausage, I left out the sugar. The sugar usually just brightens up the tomatos so I would make the recipe as written if I only used ground beef. My husband loves this and so did my friends.

Mar 14, 2013

I really liked the concept of this recipe. It was very tasty but it was also very dry. The next time I make it I am going to try and roll up the cheese and meat and then cover the rolls in sauce to see if that makes a difference.

May 05, 2015

I tweaked this recipe quite a bit, I wanted a basic meaty lasagna. This was my first time making lasagna (you can lay it out like the traditional or roll-up the noodles - I chose to make it the traditional way). My family and I aren't big fans of ricotta cheese or cottage cheese; so I chose not to use either. I used 1.5 pounds of ground beef (it didn't release too much grease so I didn't drain it) - I cooked it as per the recipe. I left out the sugar and simply used a can of tomato & basil marinara sauce. For the cheese, I only used Mozzarella and the grated Parmesan. I FINELY chopped the onion. I found that the Parmesan cheese flavor was extremely strong/salty (maybe the ricotta or sugar was supposed to balance it out?). Next time I'll leave it out for just a BASIC lasagna. I also used a large tin foil pan, I didn't roll up the lasagna noodles, just laid them flat. I found that I needed more meaty sauce for the second layer (obviously adding more meat was a no-go, everything was cooked) so I simply added about 2-3 more tablespoons of marinara sauce (from the 2nd can) and let it simmer a bit. This solved the problem!

Sep 17, 2012

Yummy!!!!! Definitely keeping this one.

Sep 14, 2012

too dry and omit the sugar

Sep 05, 2012

I would recommend eliminating the sugar completely because it causes the lasagna to have a very sweet taste. Otherwise good :)


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  • Calories
  • 524 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.9 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 22 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 34.6 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 898 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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