Lasagna Roll

Servings: 12 lasagna roll ups 12 lasagna noodles, cooked to package instructions 16 oz ground beef, 85% lean 24 oz marinara sauce 1/2 cup diced onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste for red sauce 1/2 tsp black pepper, or to taste 1/2 tsp dried oregano 15 oz ricotta cheese 1 large egg 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided 1/4 cup parsley, chopped, plus more to garnish

INGREDIENTS

Preheat oven to 375˚F. Cook noodles in a large pot of salted water according to package instructions then drain and fill pot with cold water to stop the cooking process and keep noodles from sticking together.

INSTRUCTIONS

In a deep pan or dutch oven, over medium-high heat, cook ground beef until no longer pink, breaking up with a spatula (2 min). Add onion and cook until softened (3 minutes). Add garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp oregano and sautee another minute. Add marinara, bring to a simmer and turn off the heat. Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce over the bottom of a casserole dish

In a large bowl, stir together: ricotta, 1 egg, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup parsley. To contain messiness, arrange noodles over a large baking sheet in a single layer. 

Spread 1/4 cup (1 scant ice cream scoop) of cheese mixture over the top of each noodle. Add a heaping Tbsp of meat sauce in a strip down the center of the noodle. Roll noodles up and arrange in the prepared casserole dish.

Spread remaining meat sauce over the tops of roll-ups and sprinkle on the remaining 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil, making sure foil isn't touching cheese (if your pan is on the shallow side, you can put toothpicks into rolls to keep the foil away from cheese. ENJOY

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