Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

Unfortunately, I have yet to post a lasagna recipe but I have something just as good- Lasagna roll ups. Lasagna roll ups are cooked lasagna noodles rolled up with a cheese mixture and baked in a sauce. If you are not a fan of cottage cheese it could be replaced with ricotta. This dish uses three different types of cheeses- cottage, parmesan and mozzarella. Don’t worry if you want meat in your meals, the sauce is a meat sauce. The meat sauce is very delicious and slightly spicy. It gets the heat from a little bit of cayenne pepper, you can adjust the amount of cayenne to your taste. This is a fantastic dish to bring to a party or even to have as a meal. Serve with garlic bread. Enjoy.

¼ lb ground beef
2 tablespoons onion (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 (16 oz) can crushed tomatoes
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 dash cayenne pepper (or more to your taste)
1 ¼ cups small curd cottage cheese
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1 tablespoon fresh parsley (minced)
¼ teaspoon onion powder
6 lasagna noodles (cooked)
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion and garlic until the beef is no longer pink. Drain any excess fat from the pan. Add tomatoes, oregano, salt and cayenne. Simmer for 10 minutes. Spread half of the meat sauce on the bottom of a greased 9” baking dish.
Step 2: In a bowl combine cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, parsley and onion powder. Spread ¼ cup of the cheese mixture evenly over each lasagna noodle. Roll up and place seam side down in rows in the baking dish. Top with remaining sauce.

Step 3: Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes. About 5 minutes before the dish is finished cooking remove from the oven and top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Return to oven and cook until cheese has melted.
(Makes 2 servings)


37 Responses to “Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe”

  1. Victor — April 27, 2009 @ 7:26 am

    lasagna roll, what a great idea!

  2. Krista — April 27, 2009 @ 7:50 am

    I’m so hungry now! This sounds so simple!

    Thank you!

  3. Nancy — April 27, 2009 @ 7:57 am

    This has been added to my menu plan this week. One thing I do differently is to put the cottage cheese in my little blender to get the chunks out. My family thinks it’s the more costly ricotta…

  4. Mrs. Fuzz — April 27, 2009 @ 11:10 am

    These look awesome. I saw some other recipes for these, but this is the one I will try. I love your recipes and photos.

  5. Russell — April 27, 2009 @ 11:48 am

    I’m going to do this, except use soy sausage instead of real meat. Yummm

  6. Juno — April 27, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

    A lovely and good-looking recipe. Thank you! I haven’t seen lasagna pasta with frilly edges here in South Africa, but I guess your recipe will work just as well with ordinary lasagna sheets of pasta. I will give it a try…

  7. Sara — April 27, 2009 @ 1:19 pm

    Wow, those look awesome, and so much less work than an actual lasagna. Your food always looks so good! These are going on the list.

  8. ninette — April 27, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

    These look delicious!

  9. Bunny — April 27, 2009 @ 6:58 pm

    These look fantastic!! I have to try this, my hubby’s favorite meal is lasagna!

  10. Kevin — April 27, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

    This is a great take on the classic lasagna!

  11. MK — April 28, 2009 @ 5:07 am

    It must have been the pictures, but I made these the second I saw them yesterday. I had to run to the store to get a few ingredients, but I live close by, so it was easy. Until I realised I bought sour cream, instead of cottage cheese. *Grumbles* Back to the store again.

    But even with my own complications, this turned out yummy, and super easy! I added spinach to the cottage cheese mix, because, well.. I love spinach. And I suspect these would make up vegetarian really well!

    Thanks for posting! Sooo good!

  12. s, stockwell — April 28, 2009 @ 9:09 am

    What a great idea!! We will do these sometime this week. Excellent! Best from Santa Barbara, s

  13. zestycook — April 28, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

    This looks amazing!! I am so hungry right now… I had to stumble it as well! Great Job.

  14. Gaetane Beaupre — April 28, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    Thanks Oza,

    for the excellent recipe. Long time, I did one like this. As I was telling you, you always inspire me.

    p.s.: I will add ground beef vege instead of…

  15. Regina — April 30, 2009 @ 6:33 am

    I made these the other night and I had absolutely none left when dinner was over. Thank you for the great recipe.

  16. Angela — May 1, 2009 @ 9:43 am

    This is a fantastic idea, as a single person it will be so easy to freeze separately for the week.
    Thanks for the tip. Great pics.

  17. Food Lover — May 7, 2009 @ 7:13 am

    Is it really as tasty as it looks in the pictures? I got to give this recipe a try. Thanx for posting this yummy recipe over here.

  18. Jake — May 13, 2009 @ 5:25 am

    This looks delicious. I’m going to have to try your lasagna roll ups this weekend. Yum!

  19. Judy — May 28, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

    I’ve been looking for this recipe. I saw it flash by on a TV show and knew I wanted to make them. Thanks.

  20. Deb — November 21, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    The Lasagna Roll-ups were delicious and easy to make. The small amount of cayenne was a wonderful addition. I used a little more than a half pound of ground beef because that is what I had frozen and a 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes because that is what I had on hand. That kind of messed the sauce up because it wasn’t as saucy, so to remedy that, I added a small can of tomato paste and 2 tsp. of sugar. I really liked this recipe because it was just the right size instead of a big pan of lasagna. Your presentation photo makes this recipe irresistible! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  21. Phil in Maine — December 21, 2009 @ 11:09 pm

    Sorry I didn’t like the taste of the Lasagna Roll-ups. I’ll Stick to my Lasagna recipe.

  22. Betty — April 21, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    I made this recipe when I had company and it was a big hit. So delicious. I also had a few left over of which I put in the freezer for another time. They were great. Thanks

  23. Hope — June 24, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    Wow! So many comments! But I understand why because I made these last night and they were absolutely wonderful! I doubled the recipe so I could have some for lunch the next day and they actually microwaved really well. All my co-workers were very jealous and commented about how good they smelled. Of course I didn’t share though =P

  24. Lisa — February 23, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    Oh this looks good but am still anxiously waiting on your lasagna recipe …:)

  25. Kim — March 3, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    Sooooo good!!! I just finished making/eating this and will be having it again soon I’m sure!

  26. Joan — March 29, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    I will make these tomorrow, my last child left home in Jan. and I can’t learn to cook for one yet. These will be great because I can freeze them singly and make many meals. Thank you.

  27. Amanda — April 11, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Found this via Pintrest and tried it tonight, it was lovely! thanks for sharing.

  28. Rainbow — April 21, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    I was looking for a recipe for Lasagne Roll-Ups that did not have spinach in it since I am not a big fan of spinach. Thank you for the great recipe!

  29. Alexis — January 31, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

    This was WONDERFUL!!! My family Loved it!!!! 🙂 Thank you! We were looking for something to break up the everyday things we cook 🙂

  30. Anu — February 20, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    I am a vegetarian. Could you suggest something I could substitute the beef with?

  31. Bobby — February 20, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    Anu – I am sorry, I am not too familiar with vegetarian dishes. You could try tofu or just leave out the burger.

  32. Jem — March 11, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    I’m going to make these this week yum!! Great recipe Bobby I love your blog so much.

  33. fer — March 25, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    made this with canneloni and added spinach to the filling.. great results!!!

  34. carrie — May 1, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    These look delicious, I always add cream cheese to the cottage cheese when I make lasagna, add good flavor to the cottage cheese.

  35. cindy lou — August 20, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    Do you half to add the egg in with it ? and what does the egg do for it ?

  36. Bobby — August 20, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    cindy lou- The egg helps to bind everything together but you may be able to leave it out. If you try it without the egg, please let everyone know how it turns out.

  37. Lisa — September 2, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    These were absolutely delicious. I was pushed for time so I used the jar sauce (still added the meat). It was so, so simple and the presentation was beautiful. Definitely a keeper of a recipe!

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