Friday, September 25, 2009

Lasagna Roll-Ups

This looked like a fun one in Simple and Delicious. I thought the flavor was great, and Doug and I really liked them, but I have to be honest, and maybe it was just me and my occasional impatience in the kitchen, but the were not really "roll-ups". I ended up basically just making a layered lasagna. They were all over the place and slipping apart into a big mess. I thought this would be a fabulous stuffing for the jumbo pasta shells. I think it would work a lot better and make a good filling. The roll up idea is cute and all in the magazine picture, but lets be practical! :)

Lasagna Roll-Ups
10 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 pkg. (19-1/2 oz.) Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed (I just used regular pork sausage)
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce, divided
1-3/4 cups (7 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Cook noodles according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in cream cheese and 1/3 cup spaghetti sauce. Drain noodles; spread 1/4 cup meat mixture on each noodle. Sprinkle each with 2 Tbsp. cheese; carefully roll up.

Spread 2/3 cup spaghetti sauce into an uncreased 13-9 in baking dish. Place roll-ups seam side down over sauce. Top with remaining sauce and cheese. Cover and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. (Yield:10 servings)
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Keri said...

Looks like it is a good change from normal lasagna. One time when I did lasagna rolls the recipe had me put toothpicks through it to get them to stay together and put them in the fridge to settle overnight. Before I put them in the oven I took the toothpicks out and they stayed together wonderfully.

The Douglas & Lydia Stewart Clan said...

What a great idea Keri! I hadn't even thought of that. Some guidance on the rolling up section would have been most helpful! Wish you had been there! :)