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Lasagna Roll Ups are everything you love about the classic dish, but rolled up into individual servings! Rich marinara sauce, cheese, and Italian sausage rolled into tender lasagna noodles.
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These Lasagna Roll Ups are just like regular lasagna except you spread meat sauce and cheese filling on each noodle and then roll them up! It makes perfect individual portions that are easy to serve. I also love the filling to pasta ratio! Some lasagnas are all noodle and no filling, but these are so much better. They’re one of my favorite busy weeknight meals or when I have company coming over and I want to be able to visit and not spend a lot of time on dinner. Roll ups can be made a day ahead and they always turn out great. They’re everything you love about classic lasagna or skillet lasagna but in a fun roll up. Serve with a simple green salad and some crusty garlic bread and you’ve got an easy, filling supper that everyone adores!
Ingredients in Lasagna Roll Ups
Gather your favorite lasagna ingredients and start rolling! Here’s what you need to make this fun and filling dinner:
- Lasagna noodles – boil in a large pot of water until al dente, then drain and set aside.
- Mozzarella cheese – shredded
- Italian sausage – you can substitute ground beef or ground turkey, or even ground chicken, whatever you have on hand.
- Onion – diced
- Garlic – about four cloves, minced or four teaspoons of pre-minced garlic
- Spaghetti sauce – you can use your favorite marinara sauce or make your own! Try our homemade spaghetti sauce with fresh tomatoes. YUM!
- Cottage cheese – or substitute ricotta cheese or a cottage cheese and ricotta cheesemixture.
- Grated parmesan cheese -if you only have the powdered parm on hand, by all means throw it in! You can also sprinkle on a little extra on top before baking.
- Egg – slightly beaten
- Parsley – fresh or dried, whatever you have
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper – to taste
Additional ingredients to try
For a little extra kick, toss in a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce. A little goes a long way, so be careful, especially with little eaters. You can also add some spinach to the roll ups for extra vitamins and nutrition. I promise your picky eaters will never even taste it!
Is This Recipe Freezer-Friendly?
Yes! One of the biggest reasons this is a go to dinner for me is how easy they are to make ahead of time and freeze! You can make a bunch of extra rolls, cover the casserole dish with foil, then just freeze them (without the sauce). Next time you make the roll ups, you can just thaw them and throw them in a pan with some sauce and they are ready to bake! This is the perfect meal to take to friends who just had a baby! They can stick it in the freezer and enjoy whenever they don’t feel like cooking!
How to Store Leftovers
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for up to three days. Or, pop them in the freezer, as discussed above. To reheat, thaw in the fridge, then microwave on a plate until they’re warm.
Frequently Asked Questions
In this recipe it is dried but you could definitely do fresh instead, if doing fresh make it 2 tablespoons.
Definitely our homemade spaghetti sauce if you have the time. My favorite is Classico if you use a jar.
For a more authentic flavor sub the cottage cheese for ricotta cheese.
Yes! You will just need to use two pans to do it. Simply click the 2x button in the recipe card and it will double the ingredients for you!
You can definitely turn these roll ups on their side so they are standing up. If you do this method you would want to put more roll ups in the pan to prevent the ingredients from spilling out the bottom.
Yes, you want to boil the noodles first so that they are pliable enough to roll up.
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How to Make Lasagna Roll Ups
Lasagna Roll Ups
- In a large skillet cook sausage (or ground beef), onion and garlic until the beef is no longer pink. Drain any excess fat from the pan.
- Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Spread half of the meat sauce on the bottom of a glass baking dish.
- In a bowl combine cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Spread a little of the cheese mixture evenly over each lasagna noodle.
- Roll up and place seam side down in rows in the baking dish.
- Top with remaining sauce. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
- About 5 minutes before the dish is finished cooking remove from the oven and top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Return to oven and cook until cheese has melted.
- Freezing Instructions – One of the biggest reasons this is a go to dinner for me is how easy they are to make ahead of time and freeze! You can make a bunch of extra rolls, cover the casserole dish with foil, then just freeze them (without the sauce). Next time you make the roll ups, you can just thaw them and throw them in a pan with some sauce and they are ready to bake.
- Storing Leftovers – Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for up to three days.
- Recipe Additions – For a little extra kick, toss in a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce. A little goes a long way, so be careful, especially with little eaters. You can also add some spinach to the roll ups for extra vitamins and nutrition. I promise your picky eaters will never even taste it!
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