Lasagna Rolls | Easy Family Dinner

Lasagna Rolls | Easy Family Dinner

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy family dinners, lasagna, lasagna rolls,
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Joanna Brooks
Is there anyone who doesn't love lasagna?? Today I'm going to share with you how to make these fantastic Lasagna Rolls! They're perfect for an easy family dinner, and can be made in advance and baked the next day. This is one of those recipes that is more assembling than cooking, so it's a great one to have the kids help out with too!
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Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Lasagna noodles.
  • 1 jar Pasta sauce. You can use store bought or make your own.
  • 1 container Ricotta cheese.
  • Parmesan cheese.
  • 8 ounces Mozzarella cheese.
  • Optional: salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning

Instructions

Start by filling a large stock pot with water, and add salt to taste if you'd like. Set the pot on the stove on high heat. While you're waiting for the water to boil, go ahead and shred your mozzarella cheese.

Have a baking dish ready to go, then line a baking sheet or cutting board with paper towels. When your water comes to a boil, put your lasagna noodles in the pot and set a timer for 8 minutes, or whatever time your particular brand of noodles recommends. You may have to do them in batches.

Set your oven to 350F. Make sure to gently stir your noodles while they're cooking. When your timer is up, gently remove the noodles one at a time, and lay them out on your paper towel lined baking sheet. If your sheet fills up, add another layer of paper towels on top and continue laying out your noodles. I used 11 noodles for a 9x9 inch baking pan, but you may need more or less depending on the size of your family or the size of your dish. Plan for at least 2 noodles per person.

Now put a generous amount of sauce on the bottom of your baking dish. Lay out one of your lasagna noodles on a cutting board or other work surface. Take a big spoonful of ricotta cheese and spread it out on your noodle.

Next, layer some of your shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the ricotta. Top it with a sprinkle of parmesan. If you'd like some extra flavor, go ahead and add seasonings like garlic powder or Italian seasoning on top of the cheese. Now all you need to do is roll them up!

As you finish each roll, set it in your baking dish. Top the rolls off with as much sauce as you'd like, and then sprinkle the top with any leftover mozzarella and parmesan.

Pop it in your oven for 30 minutes. When you take them out, let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, and then serve!