Wednesday, November 5, 2008

lasagna roll-ups

this is originally from a costco cook book my mom has, but i make a few changes to spice things up a bit.  made it for dinner last night and i couldn't get my camera out fast enough to take a picture after it was cooked.  it's really good.

1 15 oz container of ricotta cheese
1 C shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 C grated parmesan cheese
1 giant handful of spinach- cut into ribbon like pieces or chopped
1/4 C red onion- chopped
1/2 red bell pepper- chopped
1 C cooked sausage (i use half of a frozen jimmy dean "hot" pork sausage)
1 egg, slightly beaten
9 lasagna noodles, cooked
1 26 oz jar classico di napoli tomato and basil pasta sauce (i am sure any type would do)

the original recipe calls for a package of frozen spinach (thawed and drained) but i find that nasty so i make good use of our fresh stuff.  it also does not call for the onions, peppers, or sausage and you could make it without, but i think it adds a lot of flavor.  i usually make this earlier in the day, keep it in the fridge then cook for 40 minutes around dinner time.

1. pre-heat oven to 350. combine all ingredients- except for pasta sauce and noodles- in a bowl.  spread about 1/3 cup of mixture on each lasagna noodle.
2. pour 1/3 cup pasta sauce into a 13x9 baking dish.  spread around the bottom. roll-up noodles and place in the dish seam side down.
 3. top with remaining sauce and some mozzarella.  cover with foil and cook for 35 minutes. 
enjoy with french bread and a green salad!
~~ashley moffat



OOOOO ASHLEY i can't wait to try it, it looks so yummy!! thanks for posting. yeah friend


looks good. i think i will try it with a white sauce.

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