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Best Lasagna Roll Up Recipe

Blend of traditional and wonderful lasagna ingredients spread onto a cooked lasagna noodle. The filled noodle is rolled beginning at one end, all the way to the other end. Then placed in a pan with marinara sauce. Pesto and Alfredo sauce are spooned on top before baking.

BEST Lasagna Roll Ups are individually filled pasta, then rolled for gourmet presentation

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Blend of traditional and wonderful lasagna ingredients spread onto a cooked lasagna noodle. The filled noodle is rolled beginning at one end, all the way to the other end. Then placed in a pan with marinara sauce. Pesto and Alfredo sauce are spooned on top before baking.

BEST Lasagna Roll Ups are individually filled pasta, then rolled for gourmet presentation

urmet Lasagna Rolls.

Best Lasagna Roll Up Recipe

I believe this is The Best Lasagna Roll Up Recipe you’ll find!

See this is not the usual pan of lasagna where everything is layered inside the pan.

These are very special in presentation and taste.

To make these Lasagna Roll Up’s lay out a cooked noodle, then spread on a layer of the fabulous filling ingredients and roll it up.

Once the rolls are filled, they are set on top of a bed of marinara sauce, then adorned with Pesto and Alfredo Sauce for a sophisticated flavor, gourmet look and the taste is spectacular.

One last tip: I like to serve the Best Lasagna Roll Ups with extra sauce on the side for those who  are ‘sauce’ people.  See I like extra sauce on about everything, where my handsome hubby Stan doesn’t.  Are you a ‘sauce’ person, or not?  This way, everyone is happy with your Best Lasagna Roll Up Recipe.  

May I suggest a Strawberry-Mandarin Spinach Salad as a side and for  dessert  My Easy Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake would really make a smash hit.




 

BEST Lasagna Roll Ups

Ingredients:

16 oz. box lasagna noodles (cook entire pkg. and pick out the best to use, which will be approximately 1/2 – 2/3 of the box), cooked al dente

12-16 oz. bottle Alfredo sauce

14-16 oz. bottle marinara or spaghetti sauce

1 pkg pesto sauce mix (Knorr  brand if possible) mixed according to directions with two exceptions:

Use milk or half and half in place of the water & oil

Use ¾ cup milk or half and halfnot 1 cup of liquid (this will make it thick, which is what we need for thid recipe )  

 

Filling mixture:

15 oz. ricotta

1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage

1 lb. ground hamburger

1 Tbl. garlic, chopped

1 med. onion

8 slices bacon, diced* (see directions below if using precooked bacon)

9 -12 oz. fresh spinach, cooked, and squeeze dry of excess water

16 oz. (4 cups) Italian cheese blend or mozzarella

1 large egg, lightly beaten

2 ½ tsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (use fresh cheese, not canned for best results)

1 tsp. basil

1 tsp. oregano

1/4 tsp. fresh grated nutmeg (best if possible), or ground 

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning

2/3 – 1 cup diced sundried tomatoes (drained well if packed in oil)

1/4 cup fresh parsley  


Directions:

Cook lasagna noodles until al dente, stirring often to separate them.   Lasagna Rolls 1

Cook until they are tender, but they should still have a good ‘bite’ to them.Lasagna Rolls 2




Drain well and pour a little vegetable oil over the noodlesLasagna Rolls 3

And gently coat each noodle to prevent them from sticking to each other.Lasagna Rolls 4 


In a fry pan combine the chopped bacon over medium heat.

When cooked through, remove to a bowl.

*If using precooked bacon, skip this step. 

To the empty pan, add ground beef, onion, garlic and sausage.

Cook this mixture completely through, until there is no pink left in the meat.Lasagna Rolls 5

Meanwhile grate the FRESH Parmesan cheese.Lasagna Rolls 6

If using fresh nutmeg, grate on any grater with fine holes. 

Fresh nutmeg is found in the spice isle.

It lasts for years in the bottle it comes packaged in and has a wonderfully distinct flavor not found in the pre-ground nutmeg.Lasagna Rolls 7




Place cooked meat mixture in a large bowl along with remaining filling ingredients, including the cooked bacon OR precooked bacon directly from the package, diced small.Lasagna Rolls 8

Pour the marinara and approximately 1/3 of the bottle of Alfredo sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 cake pan.

Mix together with a spatula or spoon.Lasagna Roll up 8




To make a Lasagna Roll Up, lay a lasagna noodle out on a cutting board, and spoon about 2/3 – 3/4 cup of the filling onto the noodle. 

Spread out evenly.Lasagna Roll up 9

Begin at one end and roll the lasagna noodle up.Lasagna Roll Up 10




Place the noodle in the pan with the seam side against the pan or another noodle.

This will keep it from coming unwound.Best Lasagna Roll Up Recipe

Continue with the remaining noodles.  (This is more than one batch of lasagna rolls. The recipe listed will not make this many. This was for 2nd Sunday)Best Lasagna Roll Up Recipe

 

Pour remaining alfredo over the noodles, spooning a bit on top of each; distributing evenly.Best Lasagna Roll Up Recipe

Prepare the basil pesto sauce according to above directions

Use milk or half and half in place of the water & oil

 Use ¾ cup milk or half and halfnot 1 cup of liquid

Spoon the the pesto sauce over the alfredo sauce. Best Lasagna Roll Up Recipe

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until the lasagna rolls are heated through.

Blend of traditional and wonderful lasagna ingredients spread onto a cooked lasagna noodle. The filled noodle is rolled beginning at one end, all the way to the other end. Then placed in a pan with marinara sauce. Pesto and Alfredo sauce are spooned on top before baking.

BEST Lasagna Roll Ups are individually filled pasta, then rolled for gourmet presentation

Serve

Blend of traditional and wonderful lasagna ingredients spread onto a cooked lasagna noodle. The filled noodle is rolled beginning at one end, all the way to the other end. Then placed in a pan with marinara sauce. Pesto and Alfredo sauce are spooned on top before baking.

BEST Lasagna Roll Ups are individually filled pasta, then rolled for gourmet presentation




             

 

Carrie Groneman’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow,  2014, 2018

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9 Comments

  1. These look amazing! My husband LOVES lasagna. I may have to give them a try. 🙂

  2. Hi Carrie, these lasagna roll ups look so good. I have made them before, but not in this way, I laid them down, I think your way looks much easier, hold together. I have bookmarked this recipe and will give it a try.

    Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl this week!! 🙂
    Karren

  3. These look SO good! I’m all over lasagna in a roll-up form. Yum!

  4. These DO look very pretty, so you should feel proud! They look soooo yummy. pinning to try. found at treasure box tuesday. Have a great week.

  5. Stephanie says:

    These look GREAT! I JUST posted baked lasagna rolls on my own blog the other day- aren’t they great? Yours look different than mine and I will try it this way next!! I was originally going to roll them and stand them up the way that you did,and then I didn’t for some reason- you did an excellent job. My favorite part about these is that you can make smaller portions, I cook for just me and my husband and didn’t want to make a whole lasagna so I just popped in a few noodles with some filling and rolled them up! Love it 🙂

  6. Alecia says:

    Thank you for linking up to Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday this week on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats! Please stop by and grab a feature button when you get a chance.

  7. Cheryl says:

    WOW! These look beautiful and delicious! I’m always so impressed with your recipes and happy to see when you share on The Yuck Stops Here link party! I look forward to seeing what you’ll bring to the party next week! HUGS

  8. What a great twist on and old favorite. They look delicious!

  9. Ashley says:

    Yum! This looks so good! I love lasagna and I’ve tried to make it once before, but I’ve never tried to make lasagna rolls. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us at the Merry Monday link party, Carrie! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

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