Monday, June 25, 2012

Lasagna Roll Ups

Lasagna is a favorite dinner at our house.  The not so favorite part is two people finishing a pan of lasagna all week long...  Enter lasagna roll ups!  You can make as many servings as you want; the recipe is easy to half or double, depending on how many you need to feed. 

Recipe for Six Roll-ups

6 lasagna noodles
1/2 lb of ground meat, beef or venison
14 oz can of diced tomatoes
14 oz can of tomato sauce
1 green bell pepper
1 onion
1 cup 2% mozzarella cheese
7 oz ricotta cheese
Oregano, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper to taste.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Cook noodles in water with salt.

Saute pepper and onion using olive oil cooking spray.  Brown ground meat.  Mix together meat and vegetables, and add in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and spices.  Let simmer for 5 minutes.

Mix together ricotta cheese and 1/2 cup of mozzarella.

When noodles are finished cooking, immediately lay out flat on wax paper.

Next, spread about 1/8 cup cheese mixture on each noodle, covering as much of the noodle as you can.  Next add about 1 T of meat sauce to each noodle.

Now the fun/messy step: roll up the noodles!  Keep as much stuffing as you can inside each noodle.  Spread 1/3 cup meat sauce in the bottom of a greased pan.  Place the open end down in pan and place lasagna rolls close together.  Top with 1/2 T of meat sauce to each roll up and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella over the top.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Enjoy!

The Skinny for One Roll-up:

Calories: 210
Fat: 5.5
Carbs: 26
Protein: 19.5
Fiber: 3

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