Monday, January 24, 2011

Yummy Dinner Recipe - Lasagna Roll-Ups

I love to cook.  Lately we have been eating out way too much.  It's easy and there are no dishes.  I am trying to cook more at home.  My Aunt Kris gave me a Quick Cooking cookbook for Christmas.  The Lasagna Roll-Ups were the first recipe I tried.

Here is the original recipe -
I tweaked it though.  This is what I used-

10 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 package ground spicy Italian sausage* (I used this because it was on sale at the grocery store)
1 package (8 ounces) of chive and onion cream cheese **(I thought this would give it a better flavor)
1 jar (26 ounces) Vodka sauce ***(I picked this up at Trader Joe's last week and thought it would be good in this recipe)
1 bag shredded Italian mixed cheese

*You can use hamburger, ground turkey, or turkey sausage
**You could probably also use veggie cream cheese
***Your favorite pasta sauce will work

Cook the noodles according to package directions.  Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.  Stir in softened cream cheese and 1/3 cup of the pasta sauce.  Drain noodles; spread 1/4 cup of the meat mixture on each noddle.  Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese; carefully roll up.

Spread 2/3 cup of pasta sauce into an ungreased 13in x 9in baking dish.  Place roll-ups seam side down over the sauce.  Top with remaining sauce and cheese.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Uncover; bake 150-20 additional minutes longer or until bubbly. 

Note - I struggled with rolling them.  It was pretty messy.  In the end it was worth it.  Both my husband and I really enjoyed this meal.


Daphne (Flip Flops and Pearls) said...

Oh yum!! This looks delish:)

Thanks for linking up with me today.

Martha (MM) said...

Awesome! Thanks for linking up at my Italian Fest! This weekend I'm hosting a Mardi Gras party. Come on over :-)