Pizza Lasagna Rolls Recipe

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When you think of the most decadent of traditional Italian meals, what comes to mind? Some of us love the gooey, warm, creamy lasagna our grandmothers made. Others crave a hot slice of pizza, just out of the oven. You can enjoy pizza and lasagna in one single bite with these delicious lasagna rolls, flavored with classic Italian pizza flavor, a combination of good quality tomato sauce mixed with cheese, herbs, and extra virgin olive oil.

Yields: 10 rolls/ 10 servings | Serving Size: 1 roll | Calories: 232 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 25 mg | Sodium: 573 mg | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 14 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7 |

Ingredients

Sauce (optional: use 1 (24-ounce) jar marinara instead of homemade sauce)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Lasagna

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 10 whole grain lasagna noodles, boiled according to package

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra-virgin olive oil, saut̬ the garlic for 1 minute. Add the canned tomatoes, bring to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer. Season with salt, pepper, and dried oregano then simmer for 15 Р10 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Pour 1 cup sauce in the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch casserole pan, set aside.
  4. Combine cheeses, pepper, and oregano. Evenly spread cheese mixture over each lasagna roll, retaining 1/2 cup for the top. Drizzle 1 tablespoon sauce over cheese. Roll to close, then place on the baking dish, seam side down.
  5. Pour 1 1/2 cups sauce over the top and sprinkle on remaining cheese mixture. Serve any remaining sauce with rolls. Loosely cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
  6. Let the rolls rest for a few minutes before serving.



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