Lasagna Roll-Ups

This is a great recipe if you are entertaining and don’t want to spend too much time preparing dinner.  You can make them ahead of time, up until the sauce part, and keep them in the fridge or even freeze them.  This is a Beef & Mascarpone Roll Up recipe and I will also include a Spicy Chicken Lasagna Roll-Ups recipe

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Beef and Mascarpone Roll Ups

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 uncooked Lasagna Noodles
  • 1lb lean Ground beef
  • 1/2lb Sausage, removed from casing
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 containers Mascarpone Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Fresh Spinach, chopped
  • 3-5 Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 cups Tomato Pasta Sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese

 DIRECTIONS 

In large pot, cook lasagna noodles as directed on package. Drain; rinse with hot water. Drain well.

Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook beef, sausage and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in 1 cups pasta sauce. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

In small bowl, mix mascarpone cheese, spinach, basil and egg. Spread about 3 tablespoons cheese mixture over each cooked lasagna noodle to within 1 inch of one short end. Spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture over ricotta mixture on each. Roll up firmly toward unfilled end. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Place roll-ups, seam side down, on pan.  (This is where you can cover them and leave them in the fridge until dinner, or even freeze them)

Heat oven to 350°F. Pour 2 cups pasta sauce over and around roll-ups in each baking dish. Cover tightly with foil; bake 30 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle each baking dish with 1 cup mozzarella cheese; bake uncovered 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Spicy Chicken Roll Ups

INGREDIENTS
  • 4oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and diced
  • 1-1/4 cups KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 6 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
DIRECTIONS
Pre-heat oven to 375ºF  Mix cream cheese, chicken, spinach, 1 cup mozzarella and Parmesan until well blended Spread onto noodles. Roll up tightly.   Place seam-sides down, in 9-inch square baking dish; top with sauce and remaining mozzarella. Bake 30 min. or until heated through.

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