Let’s make things cheesy 🙂
Meet the lasagna rolls!
I hate leftovers, I really do. Once we put any kind of food in our fridge, even if it was absolutely the most delicious meal ever, we most of the time forget about it and never finish it. A week later, I go through my fridge and find a bunch of containers filled with ‘food’ I can no longer identify, and then because I am soo busy(not) and don’t have time to deal with them right now(aka I just wanna lay on the couch with ice cream and watch like 15 episodes of One Tree Hill in a row) and I will totally wash them out later, I put them back in the fridge and a week later – we meet again. It’s an ongoing battle. So a lot of times, I customize our meals to smaller or even individual portions which my love-handles definitely appreciate. So these lasagna rolls definitely fit the bill! They are super cheesy with a delicious beefy-tomato sauce all baked to perfection and they are also really simple and fast to make. But not just that, I can proudly say that whenever I have a lasagna craving, this is my go to recipe, restaurant lasagnas can’t compete, they always disappoint me. It’s THAT good! Here’s what you need:
And some parmesan cheese(not pictured)
Comments: Cheesy, hearty dinner that will satisfy even the pickiest eater! And if you are concerned about the cottage cheese, don’t be. Baked cottage cheese is fa-bu-lous!
Negatives: It is a little tricky rolling up the lasagna rolls, just don’t overfill them and you should be fine!
Will I make it again? Yep. Made it dozens of times and I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t love them. The bomb.
The Best Lasagna Rolls
Serves 2 or 4 with soup or salad (easily multiplied)
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
- 3 oz tomato paste
- 1/2 envelope onion soup mix
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 lasagna noodles (cooked and drained)
- 4 oz cottage cheese (small curd)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the beef with garlic until evenly browned, drain. Stir in the next 10 ingredients and bring back to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25mins.
Pre-grease a baking dish and spoon in about 1/4 cup of meat sauce.
To assemble: Lay out the noodles and fill with a layer of cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, meat sauce and mozzarella. (picture below) Starting at one end, roll the lasagna noodle and don’t worry if some of the filling comes out. Put all your rolls in the baking dish and top with any remaining meat sauce and mozzarella. Cover and bake in 350F for 25mins. Then uncover and bake for 5 more mins. Let stand for 5mins before serving.
Now you can relax knowing you just made the best lasagna rolls 🙂
Adapted from: All Recipes