How to make lasagna roll-ups in a casserole

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Nothing says comfort food more than lasagna, and while this familiar feast is always a surefire way to delight the entire family, a traditional lasagna dinner has a habit of becoming quite boring after a few weekly appearances. This fabulous recipe for lasagna roll-up casserole uses all the basic ingredients of a classic lasagna to create and whimsical adaptation of this family favorite.
In this incredible recipe, you boil lasagna noodles and then top them with tangy pasta sauce and a homemade cheese spread. You then roll up the lasagna noodles (like a cigar) and place them in your trusty casserole dish, where they bake to perfection and are finished with an extra topping of cheese. This is a great recipe to make with the little ones, as they will absolutely love to help you with "rolling" these up!
Lasagna roll-up casserole
25 minutes
35 minutes
1 hour
16-ounce (450 g) pack of lasagna noodles
1 pound (450 g) ground beef
1 large white onion, chopped
2 14-ounce (396 g) jars pasta sauce
20 ounces (566 g) ricotta cheese
1 large brown egg
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon parsley
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
10 ounces (283 g) fresh or frozen baby spinach
8 ouces (226 g) mozzarella cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat a pot of boiling water over high heat. Cook the lasagna noodles according to package instructions and drain.
In a dry pan over medium heat, cook the onions and the ground beef until the beef is browned. Pour in one jar of pasta sauce and allow to cook down for 10 to 15 minutes
In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, egg, basil, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper and spinach.
Lay each cooked lasagna noodle flat. Spread the cheese mixture over each noodle with the back of a spoon. Place a layer of the beef sauce over the top.
Roll each noodle up snugly and place in the bottom of a well-greased 3-quart casserole dish.
Pour the second jar of tomato sauce on top and sprinkle with the mozzarella. Cover and bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
Pro tip: Throw in some slices of Italian sausage along with the ground beef for a whole new punch of flavor!
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