Circle B Kitchen
These are very simple to put together and a fun way to serve lasagna without worrying about whether it will fall apart when you cut into it. Because of their simplicity, be sure to use high quality ingredients. I like to use Trader Joe’s Quattro Formaggio cheese blend and of course, some homemade marinara sauce. Enjoy!
10-12 lasagna noodles
16 oz ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
12 oz Italian cheese blend (see headnote)
1 lb. bulk Italian sausage (or remove from the casings), cooked and crumbled
2 – 3 cups marinara sauce
Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package directions (I cook them just a little under that) in boiling, salted water to which a little olive oil has been added. Drain the noodles and rinse with cold water.
Mix together the egg, the ricotta cheese and grated cheeses and set aside.
To assemble, spread a little marinara sauce in the bottom of your baking dish.
Working with one lasagna noodle at a time, spread enough of the cheese mixture the length of the noodle, up to about one inch at the end. Top that with a sprinkling of the cooked Italian sausage and then a little grated cheese. Working from the cheesy end, roll the noodle up over the filling and place in your baking dish, seam side down. Continue with the rest of the noodles.
Top the filled noodles with marinara sauce and a sprinkling of the grated cheeses and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly and heated through.
Let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving.