La Cucina – Roloto

Tippin-Comfort-FoodLasagna Roll-Ups [Roloto Beef Lasagna]

Makes 6 servings

Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 6 [whole wheat] lasagna noodles
  • 450 gr or 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 800 gr or 1 [28 ounce] jar pasta sauce
  • 8 gr or 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ gr or ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ gr or ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ gr or ½ teaspoon dried chives
  • ¼ gr or ⅛ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 gr or 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 225 gr or 2 cups shredded yellow and white marbled Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 225 gr or 1 [8 ounce] package light cream cheese, softened

lasagna-noodlesTO MAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 175° C or 350° F
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  3. Cook lasagna noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  4. Drain and pat noodles dry with paper towels.
  5. Brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking the meat into crumbles as it cooks, about 10 minutes.
  6. Pour pasta sauce into beef mixture and stir garlic powder, basil, parsley, chives, oregano, and nutmeg into beef and sauce.
  7. Spread half of the beef sauce into a 2-quart casserole dish and sprinkle with 1 cup Cheddar cheese.
  8. Lay a lasagna noodle out onto a lightly floured work surface and spread with 2 tablespoons cream cheese.
  9. Spread 2 tablespoons ground beef sauce onto noodle; roll noodle and place with seam side down atop cheese in casserole dish.
  10. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  11. Sprinkle remaining beef sauce and 1 cup Cheddar cheese over noodle rolls.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese and sauce bubble, 10 to 15 minutes.

Note 1: You can use whole wheat noodles instead of white. You can add your favorite veggies to the sauce mix. Low-fat cheese works too, or whatever your favorite cheese is.

Note 2: Leftovers freeze easy.


Amount Per Serving
Calories: 575
Total Fat 30.2g
Cholesterol 115mg
Sodium 980mg
Total Carbohydrates 40.5g
Dietary Fiber 4.6g
Protein 34.6g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20131031-Lasagna-Roll-Ups