Monday, May 26, 2014
For some reason I enjoy lasagna roll ups much more then regular lasagna. They might take a litle more effort to prepare in the beginning but they are fabulous! When I saw this pepperoni pizza version, I knew that my family had to try this recipe because I figured that they would love it and I was right!! They dug straight in everyone wanted more. I would definitely double this recipe next time because there wasn't enough for everyone to have more than 1 and there definitely wasn't enough for leftovers the next day. Definitely a redo though!
Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna Roll Ups
(recipe found on pinterest via rachelcooks.com)
10 traditional lasagna noodles, cooked, drained and rinsed with cold water
2 cups pizza sauce
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 ounces sliced pepperoni (50-60 slices)
Preheat oven to 350. Cook noodles according to directions on package and rinse with cold water. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and spread 1/2 cup of pizza sauce into the bottom of the pan. Set aside. Meanwhile, prepare filling in a large bowl by mixing beaten egg, ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, parsley and pepper until well combined. To prepare lasagna rolls, lay out one lasagna noodle and spread it with about 2 tablespoons of cheese filling. Lay out 5-6 pepperoni on top of cheese filling. Roll up each noodle starting at one of the short ends. Place in prepared baking dish, seam side down. Repeat until all noodles have been filed and rolled. Pour 1 and 1/2 cups pizza sauce over the rolls and top with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes (remove foil for last 10-15 minutes) or until hot and cheese is melted. Let stand about 10 minutes prior to serving.