One of my all time favorite meals since I was a kid is Lasagna. I can remember asking my mom to make and her spend hours in the kitchen. One thing that seemed to take a long time was the sauce. I can remember the pot boiling on the stove for hours on a Sunday. I am a busy mom that seems to be on the go most weeknights and weekend with Kaden sports so I realistically don’t have hours to make sauce. Thankfully, I found RAGÚ Homestyles!
RAGÚ Homestyles is my new favorite sauce. It’s thick and hearty texture hugs every noodle, and provides a delicious made-from-scratch taste. Homestyle sauces come in five bold flavors to pair perfectly with the pasta dish you are making – Traditional, Meat, Roasted Garlic, Four Cheese and Mushroom. Yesterday I used the RAGÚ Homestyles Traditional to make Lasagna Roll Ups.
Lasagna Roll Ups are a family favorite of ours. Each Lasagna Roll Up I am able to customize to my families liking. For example, I love spinach in mine and son doesn’t care for a lot of cheese and my husband wants mushrooms. Each of us get a customized row of Lasagna Roll Ups.
The ingredients for Lasagna Roll Ups are, pretty much the same as traditional Lasagna. Like is said you can add whatever your family likes in each roll up. Perfect for picky kids and husbands…lol.
First, mince up some garlic and onion.
Then heat up a pot, add some olive oil, and toss them both in. Stir them around and let them cook for a couple of minutes.
Then throw in your meat. I used a 2 lbs package of hamburger from my freezer. I normally would add some sausage also but I forgot to take a package out. Adding sausage adds great flavor. Add salt and pepper and Italian seasoning. And cook the meat until it’s totally brown. You can drain the grease in your meat if you want, but I only had a very little bit so I left in.
Next I added in the RAGÚ Homestyles Traditional. I added half of the bottle. This is a thick sauce so you don’t need to let, it is simmer or reduce it down. I then turned it on low what I make my cheese mixture and cooked the noodles.
Boil the noodles until they’re al dente and then lay out flat to dry. It only takes a minute or two to dry.
I made the cheese mixture while the noodles were cooking. I added a whole tub of ricotta, a couple of eggs, some Parmesan cheese and about a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese. You can also add basil, parsley, salt and pepper.
Next up I make the Lasagna Roll Ups. Lay the noodles out flat and get a good spoonful of the ricotta filling and spread it onto one of the noodles. Then do the same thing with the meat sauce. Here is where you can add some spinach or mushrooms or whatever your family may like.
Roll it up
Take a small amount of the RAGÚ Homestyles Sauce and spread on the bottom of the baking dish. Place the Lasagna Roll Up it in the pan, right on top of the sauce.
Fill up the pan and then spoon the rest of the sauce over the top. I add the rest of the RAGÚ Homestyles sauce to any remaining meat mixture and use that as the topping sauce, that way it doesn’t get wasted if you have any meat mixture left. Sprinkle on a nice amount of mozzarella and a sprinkling of Parmesan on top of the sauce. Bake it in the oven at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until see you the top get bubbly and the cheese browning.
I let it cool for about 10 minutes while I get out plates and pour glasses of milk.
Once your ready, scoop out a Lasagna Roll Up and watch your family smile. I love these all the meat and cheese stays in the Lasagna Roll Up. Using RAGÚ Homestyles sauce saves you time on simmering down the meat sauce since it is already thick and hearty.
- 1 box Lasagna Noodles
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
- 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
- 2 pound Ground Beef
- ½ pound Italian Sausage
- 1 can RAGU Homestyle Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 30 ounces, weight Ricotta Cheese
- 2 whole Eggs
- 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- 1 pound Mozzarella, Grated
- Boil lasagna noodles until al dente. Drain and lay flat to dry.
- In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the ground beef, cooking it until totally browned. Add half can of RAGU Homestyle Sauce. Let simmer on low while you make the cheese mixture.
- Make the cheese filling by combining ricotta, eggs, Parmesan, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
- To assemble, spoon a little sauce into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Spread ricotta filling on each noodle then add layer of meat mixture, then roll them up. Lay them sideways in the baking dish. I get 3-4 per row. Top with remaining sauce, plenty of grated mozzarella, and grated Parmesan.
- If baking immediately, bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.