Make a large batch of these meaty and cheesy lasagna rolls, and freeze them to help make quick dinners on busy days.
Servings and Ingredients
|16 uncooked lasagna noodles|
|1 lbs. lean (at least 80%) ground beef|
|½ lbs. bulk pork sausage|
|½ c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts chopped white onion|
|4 ½ c. tomato pasta sauce, divided|
|2 (15-oz. each) containers ricotta cheese|
|1 (9-oz.) box Green Giant frozen spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry|
|2 tsp. Hy-Vee dried basil leaves, or Italian seasoning|
|1 Hy-Vee large egg|
|2 c. Hy-Vee shredded mozzarella cheese|
Things To Grab
- 5-quart Dutch oven
- 12-inch skillet
- Small bowl
- 15x10x1-inch baking pan
- Aluminum foil
- 13x9-inch baking dish
- In 5-quart Dutch oven, cook lasagna noodles as directed on package. Drain; rinse with hot water. Drain well.
- Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook beef, sausage and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, spinach, basil and egg. Spread about 3 tablespoons ricotta mixture over each cooked lasagna noodle to within 1 inch of one short end. Spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture over ricotta mixture on each. Roll up firmly toward unfilled end. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Place roll-ups, seam side down, on pan; cover loosely with foil. Freeze about 30 minutes or until firm.
Freeze: Place frozen rolls in airtight freezer container; label. Freeze up to 3 months.
Bake: To bake 16 lasagna roll-ups, spray two 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dishes with cooking spray. Remove roll-ups from freezer bag; place 8 in each baking dish. Cover with foil; thaw in refrigerator at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
Hyvee Culinary Expert TipYou can actually bake any number of these tasty lasagna roll-ups that you need, using about 3 tablespoons of your favorite pasta sauce and about 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese for each roll-up you are baking.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Pour 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce over and around roll-ups in each baking dish. Cover tightly with foil; bake 30 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle each baking dish with 1 cup mozzarella cheese; bake uncovered 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 14g
- Cholesterol: 60mg
- Sodium: 350mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 27g
- Protein: 21g
From the week of August 20, 2014.