This dish reminds me of one of my favorite meals from an Italian restaurant and, let’s face it, with a title that includes the word “cheese-lovers,” I knew this would be a hit with me!! Since I had a box of lasagna noodles in the pantry and a large container of ricotta cheese, as well as mozzarella cheese, in the refrigerator, this is one of the meals we’ll be having this week as we embark on our Eat from the Pantry Challenge. I originally found this recipe in an issue of Kraft Food & Family magazine.
Cheese-Lover’s Pasta Roll-Ups
1 egg, beaten
1 container (15 ounce) ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella or Italian blend cheese
4 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 jar (26 ounce) spaghetti sauce, divided
16 lasagna noodles, cooked
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix first five ingredients until well blended. Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce onto bottom of 13×9 inch baking dish. Spread each lasagna noodle with 3 tablespoons cheese mixture; roll up. Place, seam-side down, in dish. Top with remaining sauce and Parmesan; cover.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until heated through, uncovering the last ten minutes.
To prepare ahead, asssemble as directed. Cover with heavy-duty foil and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Bake, covered, in pre-heated oven for one hour or until heated through, uncovering the last ten minutes.