Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lasagna Roll-Ups

My kids absolutely love these for lunch. They're so quick and cute. They also make a nice lunch for my hubby. Baking a whole lasagna isn't exactly difficult, but it can be a tad time-consuming. These little roll-ups capture the flavor of lasagna without the long cooking time.

Lasagna Roll-Ups


8 lasagna noodles (boiled to al dente in salted water)
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon parsley
any other fillings you might enjoy/have on hand: spinach, crumbled sausage, browned ground beef, pepperoni, mushrooms, etc.

Lay noodles side-by-side on a clean dish towel. Onto each, spread a thin layer of cottage cheese. Sprinkle with mozzarella, parmesan, parsley, and other fillings. Roll up. Use a toothpick to hold each roll-up together. You have a couple choices for cooking methods here. If you want to prepare them all at once, lay them side-by-side in a baking dish , top with sauce and a sprinkling of mozz cheese, and bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes until heated through and melt-y. If you're serving them up for a quick lunch, just place one (for a child) or two (for a grown-up) on a plate. Drizzle with spaghetti sauce and add a sprinkle of mozz cheese. Microwave on high for 45-75 seconds until desired temp is reached. Quick, lasagna-y goodness... enjoy!

(**Bonus: because these are so easy to prepare meatless, they make an easy, yummy Lenten lunch too.)

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