Monday, August 26, 2013

lasagna rolls

A few weeks back I did a vintage book spotlight on the seventeen cookbook by the editors of seventeen magazine. In this book is a recipe for lasagna rolls and after that post I decided I should really get off my butt and make them since I love the idea behind them. Well ever since then I have made lasagna rolls every week one week twice! They are great to feed others but also awesome for a single gal dinner. As with all recipes I change things up. Hopefully you can read the original recipe and I am going to write how I perfected the ones I make. There are no pictures of me making this since I don't want the mess and wet lasagna noodles to look unappetizing you do get your hands wet and full of sauce but they are worth it!
What I use:
Regular cookable lasagne noodles (not pre-cooked for ready for the oven)
Grated cheese (marble or mozzarella sometime jalapeno monterrey jack..)
Pasta tomato sauce (tomato and basil, or four cheese)
and that is it for me I keep it real simple but may add some Italian spices next time I make these.
How to make:
1.  Boil the lasagna noodles until soft not al dente (15 minutes is what I do). Remove from boiling water with tongs and lay on a cutting board to cool/dry off a bit. While cooking prepare your baking dish and pour a layer of tomato sauce in the bottom and swish around
2. Once the noodles have cooled a few minutes spoon some sauce in the middle and spread outwards but leave an inch at each end so when you roll it doesn't squish out. On top of the tomato sauce add grated cheese, again just over the sauce not to the edges.
3. With one end carefully start your roll and roll over the cheese keeping things tight and straight. Place the roll seam down in the baking dish and repeat for each roll. It bakes the same either with a bunch of rolls or just one in a tiny ramekin.
4. Once all the rolls are made cover them with more tomato sauce and cover with desired cheese.
5. In a 350 degree oven cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 20mins. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes to bake the cheese.


  1. ooohhhh.. lasagna sounds yummy for me right now!! aaahh! I'm hungry. hahaha!

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  2. They look tasty! I love recipes that serve one or two instead of 4

  3. These look delicious! And I am all about recipes that have just a few ingredients but are big on taste...for some reason I find that I shy away from recipes that have a lot of ingredients listed. Might have to give these a try. :)

  4. Yum! I need to go back to some vintage recipe books I have and find some treasures ;)

  5. this look SOOOOO yummy. I want! also, I havent gone to walgreens yet! I need to go soon