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How to make the World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups

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How to make the World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups

Seriously – This is the World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups recipe. You won’t want another after you try this one.

World's Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe via @PinkWhen

I have been wanting to share these Lasagna Roll Ups for quite a while, and can’t wait to share step-by-step how to make this easy recipe. They are the perfect make-ahead dinner idea for freezer meals and meal plans.

If you are looking to make an out of this world twist on lasagna, you have to keep reading. This recipe is so delicious that I can never make enough of these lasagna roll ups. Everyone, including the kids, loves to eat them right up. Make dinner even better and serve them with this Hershey Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe.

If you love a good kid-friendly, make-ahead lasagna recipe, then you are going to love these.

Just another reason why they are named the World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups. Made with lean ground beef, Italian sausage, and my favorite – ricotta cheese. Keep reading!

Lasagna roll ups on a pan in the background and on a white plate.
World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups

World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups

Here’s the truth. I love to make this lasagna roll ups recipe, and we make it at our house all the time. It is really one of my families favorite recipes. But it is a little more work than what I usually like to do during the week.

On the other hand, it’s also amazing and totally worth it. If you don’t have the extra time during the week, make them ahead of time. They are perfect for freezing!

Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind when making this recipe:

  1. Make it on a weekend when you have extra time.
  2. Double (or triple) this recipe and freeze the leftovers for later.
  3. For a faster version, sub your favorite store-bought sauce for the homemade version.
Lasagna Roll Ups on a white plate.
Easy Lasagna Rolls Recipe

Easy Lasagna Rolls Recipe

If you decided to go full throttle with this homemade lasagna rolls recipe, you’re going to love it. To get this party started, you will need a little extra time and a few ingredients.

You are seriously going to enjoy these, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of these after you make them!

World's Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

How do you make the World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe?

You will need a few ingredients on hand. I have the meat sauce and noodles and cheese separated out for easy shopping and organization.

Remember that to make a faster version, substitute your favorite store-bought sauce for the meat sauce recipe.

Meat Sauce Ingredients:

  • Italian Sausage
  • Lean Ground Beef (I like 93/7)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • water
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes (I use flavored fire roasted with basil)
  • 16 oz can tomato sauce
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Noodle and Cheese Ingredients:

  • Uncooked Lasagna noodles
  • 16 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan reggiano

How do you make Lasagna Roll Ups?

Follow along with these easy step-by-step instructions on how to make lasagna roll ups.

1. Start browning your meat on medium heat in a large saucepan.

Browning meat in a saucepan
Step 1: Brown the meat

2. Cook the onion and garlic on medium heat in a Tbsp of olive oil. Then add the Italian seasoning and basil. Simmer for about 6-8 minutes, or until onion is translucent.

simmering onion, garlic, and seasonings in a saucepan.
Step 2: saute onion, garlic, and seasonings

3. Once the vegetables are cooked, add them to the meat mixture. Then add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, black pepper, and 2 tbsp of fresh parsley. Allow to simmer uncovered for 1 hour.

simmering meat sauce
Step 3: Simmer meat sauce, vegetables, and seasonings for 1 hour

4. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the lasagna noodles for 8-10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Start shredding the parmesan reggiano.

Shredded cheese on a white plate.
Step 4: Shred the cheese for the lasagna roll ups

5. In a small mixing bowl, combine remaining parsley, ricotta cheese, egg, 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well.

combined cheese and parsley mixture for lasagna roll ups.
Step 5: Combine remaining parsley, ricotta cheese, egg, 1/2 tsp salt.

6. Heat the oven to 375. Pour 3/4 of the meat sauce into the bottom of a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.

9 x 13 baking dish with meat sauce on bottom
Step 6: Cover a 9 x 13 baking dish with 3/4 of the meat sauce

How do you make easy lasagna rolls?

7. To make the lasagna rolls you will need to place each noodle onto a flat surface.

Lasagna noodles on a flat surface
Step 7: Lay noodles on a flat surface

8. Cover with cheese mixture and then sprinkle a little parmesan reggiano cheese on top.

Lasagna noodles covered with cheese mixture.
Step 8: Cover lasagna noodles with cheese mixture

9. Now it’s time to start making the perfect lasagna roll ups. Start rolling the noodles.

Lasagna Roll Ups being rolled together.
Step 9: Start rolling the noodles into tight lasagna rolls

10. Now it’s time to add them to the meat sauce.

Lasagna roll sitting on top of meat sauce
Step 10: Start adding the lasagna rolls to the meat sauce

11. Finish rolling all of the lasagna roll ups and place them into the dish with the meat mixture.

Lasagna Rolls placed onto meat mixture.
Step 11: Fill the 9 x 13 dish with remaining lasagna rolls

12. Once you have all of the lasagna roll ups lined into the dish, cover each with a little more of the meat mixture.

Lasagna Rolls covered in meat sauce.
Step 12: Cover the lasagna rolls with the meat mixture

13. Top each roll with a half a slice of mozzarella cheese and then cover the dish with foil.

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Lasagna rolls covered with cheese
Step 13: Cover the lasagna rolls with mozzarella cheese

How long do you cook Lasagna Roll Ups?

You’ve done all of the major work. Now it’s time to sit back and relax and bake these lasagna rolls to perfection.

14. Cover the dish with foil, and then place the lasagna rolls in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.

15. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Fully cooked lasagna rolls in a baking dish.
These Lasagna Rolls are perfection, and the whole family will enjoy them.

This recipe makes 18 roll ups (2 sets of 9 in a 9 x 13 dish) with a little extra left over to make a few more if desired. They are just delicious, and a perfect dish to share at a party or for dinner.

Lasagna roll on a white plate.
World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

These lasagna roll ups are seriously the best ever. They might take as long to make as a regular lasagna, but trust me – it’s time well spent!

TRUST me.

Lasagna Rolls on a white dish for serving.
World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe, a perfect make-ahead dinner idea.

Make sure you print the recipe out, you are going to want to make this soon.

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Don’t forget to make this easy cheesy garlic bread with your lasagna rolls.

You might also like this Instant Pot Beef Tips and Rice Recipe.

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World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

Seriously – This is the World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups recipe. You won’t want another after you try this one.

Course dinner

Cuisine Italian

Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Servings 18

Calories 151kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian Sausage
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef I like 93/7
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes (I use flavored fire roasted with basil)
  • 1 16 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Uncooked Lasagna noodles
  • 16 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan reggiano

Instructions

  • In a large sauce pan on medium heat start browning your meat.

  • On medium heat in a separate pan with the Tbsp of olive oil start to cook the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, and basil for about 6-8 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add this to the meat mixture, along with the tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, black pepper, and 2 tbsp of the fresh parsley. Allow to simmer uncovered for 1 hour.

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and begin cook the lasagna noodles for 8-10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  • In a small mixing bowl combine remaining parsley, ricotta cheese, egg, 1/2 tsp salt and mix well.

  • Heat oven to 375. Pour some meat sauce into the bottom of a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.

  • To make the roll ups place a noodle onto a flat surface and spread with the cheese mixture. Then sprinkle a little parmesan reggiano cheese on the cheese mixture.

  • Then roll them up!

  • Once you have all of the lasagna roll ups lined into the dish, cover each with a little more of the meat mixture. Top with a slice of mozzarella cheese and then cover the dish with foil. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 169mg | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.1mg

**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.

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Enjoy the World’s Greatest Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe and tell me what you think after you make it!

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