Lasagna Roll Ups
Lasagna is a great meal any day of the week, but sometimes a whole pan of it is too much for a small family or a single person. These lasagna rollups are even easier to make than traditional lasagna and the best part is that once you have baked them you can wrap them up individually and freeze them to eat whenever you want!
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions approximately 9-10 minutes. Drain in a colander and place on a plate or cake pan that you have greased with a small amount of olive oil. This will keep them from sticking. I had to stack my noodles on top of one another so I poured a small amount of olive oil between the layers of noodles as well.
In a skillet over medium high heat brown your ground beef with the onion, garlic and salt and pepper to taste about 10 minutes.
Combine the ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese with the egg and parsley until well blended adding salt and pepper to taste
To assemble these roll-ups start a noodle assembly line. Place a large plate and a 9×13 pan directly in front of you, the pan of noodles on your left, then the bowl of cheese mixture and finally the meat mixture on the right. Taking 1 noodle, place it onto the plate, place a spoonful of the cheese mixture and spread a thin even layer over the entire noodle. Next place a spoonful of the meat mixture along the center lengthwise. Carefully grab the end of the noodle and begin to roll it up and place it seam side down in the 9×13 pan. Follow these steps until you have filled up the pan.
Pour approximately 3/4 of the jar of marinara evenly over the roll-ups and cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and if necessary add the remaining amount of marinara sauce. Let sit about 5 minutes and enjoy!
If you want to freeze into individual portions allow the roll-ups to cool about 20 minutes then place in an air tight container date them and place them into your freezer. They will be good for up to 1 month.
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