Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved Lasagna. I mean really…who doesn’t?! The ingredients can be changed up to suit anyone’s needs. If you love meat, add meat into it. If you’re a vegetarian, add a bunch of vegetables in there. It’s a very versatile dish, and it always tastes so good! I’ve seen a number of different recipes for Lasagna Rolls, but there was always something I didn’t like about it. So I decided to just change up my own Lasagna recipe and turn them into Lasagna Rolls.
I knew that if I put the turkey sausage inside of the Lasagna Roll that it would more than likely all slip out. So I added the turkey sausage in with the spaghetti sauce. The additional of the spinach in with the ricotta mixture gave it so much flavor and it was definitely what took it to the next level.
- 1 lb of sweet turkey sausage
- 1 bag of fresh spinach
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 cloves of garlic, grated; divided
- 16 oz container ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
- salt and pepper
- 9 lasagna noodles, cooked & drained; lay on a cookie sheet
- large jar of spaghetti sauce (or homemade)
In a skillet, cook turkey sausage until meat is no longer pink; drain on a paper towel. Set aside.
Heat up the spaghetti sauce in a saucepan. Once the turkey sausage is drained, add it into the sauce and combine. Cook on low while you get the rest of the dish together.
In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, 4 cloves of grated garlic, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, oregano, a few sprinkles of salt and a dash of pepper.
Wash out the skillet you cooked the turkey sausage in and dry it thoroughly. Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the pan. Add in the spinach. It will cook down a lot. Once it’s almost done, add in the 2 cloves of grated garlic and cook while stirring constantly until the garlic is mixed in. Stir the spinach into the ricotta cheese mixture thoroughly.
Spray a 13 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray. Add a thin layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom.
Lay out a noodle. Spread a layer of the cheese mixture on the noodle. Fold over the top, and then fold over the bottom. Place the Lasagna Roll seam side down on top of the spaghetti sauce. Repeat this process with the other noodles. Top with remaining sauce and Mozzarella cheese. Cover the baking dish with foil.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 5 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.