This is my go to recipe when I have people over and I want to make something impressive looking but dont really want to put that much effort into it. Because having company should not mean a day of stressing out. So last night when my In Laws were coming over for dinner I knew just what to make! I found this recipe in a magazine awhile back. Its actually from glee star Lea Michele. A favorite meal from her mom. So if your a gleek or just want a good recipe here it is!
Lasagna Roll Ups
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 large bunch broccoli stems removed and finely chopped
1 16 oz bag of carrots chopped or shredded
1 16 oz box of lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
32 oz container of ricotta cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/4 cup parmesan
2 cups shredded mozzarella
2 jars tomato sauce
Preheat to 350
In a large skillet heat olive oil and saute Broccoli and carrots until tender (about 7 minutes) Place in fridge until cool. Cook noodles, drain and rinse in cold water to prevent sticking.
Lay out flat. Mix ricotta, oregano, basil and garlic. Salt to taste. Add parmesan and mozzarella, mix well. Add broccoli and carrots to cheese mixture. Use back of spoon to spread mixture onto noodles. Leaving an inch at one end so you can roll up without overflowing. Roll up each noodle.
Place in casserole dish with half sauce of sauce, seam side down. Cook 45 min, remove and top with remaining sauce and finish cooking for 15 minutes.
I like to also add some ground beef to the sauce to make the meal more flavorful and filling. I also throw some more parm on top . Serve this up with a cesar salad and some dinner rolls and voila perfect for any dinner party.
So enjoy the recipe! We all did. And it must have smelled good because these two sat nicely right beside me the whole meal! Happy Monday everyone!