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Sausage Lasagna Rolls Recipe

Sausage Lasagna Rolls Recipe

Who said lasagna noodles have to lie flat? This artful interpretation of layered comfort food—with a twist—is what we like to call "casser-roll." —Kali Wraspir, Olympia, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 jars (26 ounces each) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, 1/4 cup Parmesan, egg, parsley, rosemary, lemon juice, thyme, lemon peel, pepper and salt. Drain noodles. Spread 2 tablespoons cheese mixture on each noodle; carefully roll up.
  • 4. Spread 2/3 cup meat sauce into each of two greased 11x7-in. baking dishes. Place roll-ups seam side down over sauce. Top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  • 5. Cover and bake 45-50 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 lasagna roll equals 380 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 1,113 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.