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Italian Sausage Lasagna Rolls

It's the same great flavor of lasagna but in a fun and interesting shape. I often make a pan of these and pop them in the freezer for future dinners. —Hollie Lervold, Redding, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon each dried basil, marjoram, oregano, parsley flakes and thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 10 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 package (19 ounces) Italian sausage links
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 40 minutes. Stir in olives.
  • Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions for al dente. Cook sausages in a large skillet according to package directions; drain. Remove sausages and cut in half widthwise. In the same skillet, cook and stir spinach over medium-high heat 2-3 minutes or until wilted; drain spinach and squeeze dry.
  • In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and spinach. Spread 3 cups sauce mixture into a 13x9-in. baking dish. Spread 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture on each noodle. Place a sausage half on a short end; carefully roll up. Cut in half widthwise; place ruffle side up in sauce mixture. Repeat with remaining noodles, cream cheese mixture and sausages.
  • Pour 1-1/2 cups sauce mixture over rolls; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake, covered, 40 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with remaining sauce mixture.
Nutrition Facts
2 lasagna roll-ups: 504 calories, 32g fat (14g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 1090mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • floridasyl
    Mar 8, 2017

    This is great alternative to the traditional lasagna dish. I cut the recipe in half using an 11x 7 inch pan while utilizing the existing cooking times with perfect results.