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Lasagna roll ups with meat sauce, served with a side of green beans.
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Lasagna Roll Ups

These lasagna roll ups are lasagna noodles that are topped with ricotta cheese and meat sauce, then rolled up and baked to golden brown perfection. A unique and elegant way to serve lasagna!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword lasagna roll ups, lasagna rolls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 319kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef I use 90% lean
  • 1/3 cup onion finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the ricotta mixture

  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

For assembly

  • 12 lasagna noodles cooked according to package directions
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9"x13" baking dish with cooking spray.

For the sauce

  • Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook the meat, breaking it into small pieces with a spoon, for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the onion to the pan and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the marinara sauce into the pan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes.

For the ricotta mixture

  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, then stir until smooth

For assembly

  • Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce into the bottom of the prepared dish.
  • Lay the lasagna noodles out on a flat surface. Spread a layer of ricotta mixture over each noodle.
  • Reserve 1 cup of the meat sauce for topping the rolls. Spread the remaining meat sauce over each noodle.
  • Roll up each noodle, then arrange them in the baking dish. Spoon the reserved sauce over the top and sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake covered for 20 minutes, then bake uncovered for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and starting to brown. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 2mg