Make-Ahead Lasagna Rolls

Make ahead and refrigerate these delicious lasagna rolls using pasta, three types of cheese and herbs. Microwave rolls to melt cheese and spread tomato pasta sauce to serve dinner that’s ready anytime in just a few minutes

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

8
uncooked lasagna noodles
1
(12-oz.) container low-fat cottage cheese
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
1
egg, slightly beaten
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
(14 to 15-oz.) jar (2 cups) tomato pasta sauce*
Chopped parsley, if desired

  • 1 Cook lasagna noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except pasta sauce; mix well.
  • 2 Spread each cooked lasagna noodle with a generous 1/4 cup cheese mixture to within 1 inch of one short end; roll up firmly toward unfilled end. Wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining noodles and cheese mixture. Refrigerate or freeze lasagna rolls.
  • 3 To cook one serving, unwrap lasagna roll and place seam side down in microwave-safe bowl; cover with microwave-safe waxed paper. If refrigerated, microwave on HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese begins to melt at ends of roll. Spoon 1/4 cup pasta sauce over roll; cover. Microwave on HIGH for 20 to 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated. (If frozen, microwave on LOW for 1 to 2 minutes or until thawed before heating as directed above.) Top with chopped parsley.

Expert Tips

*One-half pound cooked ground beef can be added to tomato pasta sauce. Spoon 1/3 cup mixture over each lasagna roll when heating.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
235
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
660mg
660%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
14%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.