Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lasagna Rolls

Six years ago, I moved to Dallas. My brother and his family moved here and convinced me to come with them. My first summer here, I lived with them and hung out with my 3 1/2 year old nephew, Luke, everyday. One night when I was putting him to bed, he looked at me and said, "Aunt Leah, you are my best buddy forever." So yes, 6 years later, I will still do anything for my best buddy. These lasagna rolls were specifically made for Luke.

Lasagna Rolls
Lasagna noodles, cooked
1 lb. sausage
1 sm. container ricotta
1 egg
2 T. dried Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper
2 c. shredded mozzarella

28 oz. tomato sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 . Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper
2 t. dried basil
2 t. dried parsley
2 t. onion powder
2 t. dried oregano
1 t. dried marjoram

In pot, bring all sauce ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Cook sausage and drain off fat. Mix together sausage, ricotta, egg, seasonings and 1 cup of cheese. Lay out lasagna noodles and spread cheese mixture over 3/4 of noodle. Starting with the end of the noodle with cheese all the way to the end, roll each noodle up. In a casserole dish, spread a thin layer of sauce. Lay the lasagna rolls in dish, seam side down. Top each roll with sauce and remaining cheese. Cover with foil, bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

1 comment: