Fall is in the air. Well…sort of. We are getting closer and after a summer of cooking cool, I’m ready for something a little heartier, but still light enough for a warm day. They don’t take long to put together and while they’re baking, you have time to relax and read (or reread) a good book before it’s time to chow down!
Total Time: 1 Hr. 5 Mins.
Prep Time: 20 Min.
Cook Time: 45 Min.
Build lasagna in a new way with these Lasagna Roll-Ups! With ricotta, ground beef and mozzarella cheese, Lasagna Roll-Ups are a fun way to eat this dish!
What You Need
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
1/4 cup A.1. Original Sauce
1 egg, beaten
1 cup POLLY-O Natural Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
9 lasagna noodles, cooked
2 cups KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 350°F.
2 – Brown meat in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat; drain. Return meat to skillet.
3 – Combine pasta sauce and A.1. Add half the pasta sauce mixture to meat; stir. Reserve remaining pasta sauce mixture for later use.
4 – Spray 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Mix egg, ricotta and 1/4 cup Parmesan until blended. Spread about 2 Tbsp. ricotta mixture onto each noodle; top with about 1/4 cup meat mixture and 2 heaping Tbsp. mozzarella. Roll up, starting at one short end of each noodle. Place, seam sides down, in prepared baking dish.
5 – Top with reserved pasta sauce mixture and remaining cheeses; cover.
6 – Bake 45 min. or until hot and bubbly.
Tip 1 – Serving Suggestion: Serve with a crisp mixed green salad, whole wheat roll and fresh fruit for dessert.
Tip 2 – Substitute: Prepare using ground chicken or turkey.
Tip 3 – Special Extra: Top with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
My Tips: Prep time might be a little longer, depending on how long it takes the water for the lasagna to boil. Also, I’m a hungry hippo so I like at least two to a serving and if you are serving Wolves, you might as well double the recipe. 😉 Psst. Also, since I borrowed this recipe, I left their brand names in but y’all know how to “modify,”right?
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