Best Lasagna Roll-Ups with Meat Sauce Recipe

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Lasagna Roll-Ups: Cheesy, meaty lasagna in individual pieces for weeknight dinners, meal prep, and dinner parties.  


For the sauce: – 1 & 1/2 pounds lean ground beef – 1 small onion small-diced – 4 cloves garlic minced – 24 ounces marinara sauce – 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese – 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning For the rolls: – 12 dried lasagna noodle – 15 ounces ricotta cheese – 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese – 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese – 1 large egg – 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning – Fresh chopped parsley for garnish optional


Heat the oven to 350°F. Add ground beef, onion, and garlic to a large pan over medium heat. Break up the meat and cook for 10 minutes to soften the onions and remove the pink.  

Step 1

Drain excess fat/liquid. Mix marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, and Italian spice in the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly, then remove from heat and set aside. 

Step 2

Follow the package instructions to boil lasagna noodles. To stop cooking, drain and rinse noodles with cold water. Lay the noodles on a lightly greased sheet tray and coat the tops with cooking spray.  

Step 3

Wrap with a clean kitchen towel and set away. Mix ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella, ¼ cup parmesan, egg, and Italian seasoning in a large bowl until thoroughly blended.  

Step 4

Cover the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with ½-1 cup of sauce. Lay a lasagna noodle on a clean surface. Spread 3 tablespoons of ricotta filling along the noodle.  

Step 5

Roll the noodle around the filling to package. Put the roll seam-side down in the baking dish. Use the remaining noodles and cheese filling.Cover rolls with remaining sauce. 

Step 6

Add remaining parmesan and mozzarella. Use cooking spray or nonstick foil. Bake 45 minutes till bubbly. Bake cheese for 10-15 minutes without foil to lightly brown. Add chopped fresh parsley if desired.  

Step 7


-Calories: 397kcal -Carbohydrates: 28g -Protein: 31g -Fat: 18g -Saturated Fat: 10g -Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g -Monounsaturated Fat: 5g -Trans Fat: 0.2g -Cholesterol: 100mg -Sodium: 647mg -Potassium: 525mg -Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g -Vitamin A: 716IU -Vitamin C: 5mg -Calcium: 335mg -Iron: 3mg

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