SINCE our children left the nest, lasagna has been relegated to company fare since most recipes make enough for a crowd. But then I saw a recipe that rolled lasagna noodles into individual servings, and I adapted my original recipe to this efficient way of preparing it. Now my husband and I enjoy this entree often. -Virginia Foley, Manchester, New Hampshire

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25 mins
30 mins
55 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomatoes, salt, oregano and cayenne; simmer for 10 minutes. Spoon half of the meat sauce into a greased 9-in. square baking dish. combine cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley and onion powder; spread 1/4 cupful on each noodle. Carefully roll up and place seam side down over meat sauce. Top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Nutrition Facts

686 calories; protein 49.7g; carbohydrates 48.7g; fat 33.6g; cholesterol 191.9mg; sodium 1858mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (92)

Rating: 5 stars
I am the chef at a sports bar and grill in Dania Beach, Florida. My clientele consists not only of local residents but tourists from around the world. I am expected to prepare extraordinary soups and specials on a daily basis...on a limited budget with limited time. My ratings are based on customer take them seriously. I have earned the reputation as the Soup Nazi (Seinfeld lol). ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! Since everything is cooked, I don't bake the rollups. Instead I put them in soup bowls topped with the meat sauce and microwave them to order. Before serving I top them with provolone and parmesan. When making the roll ups, I arrange the lasagna noodles snugly next to each other and just slop the stuffing on--I use cottage cheese with wilted spinach, parmesan, garlic, oregano and basil. I roll the noodle, set it in the bowl, top with the meat sauce, wrap it and put it in the refrigerator and nuke it when it gets ordered. 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave then I put provolone and parmesan on top and nuke for 30 seconds. I serve it with garlic toast. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is soo soo delicious. It bakes quickly and is super easy to make. I use ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese. And I have even substituted a pre-made spaghetti sauce instead of making my own sauce - when I'm in a hurry. Either way, this is just to die for. Love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Sooooo yummy! Definately not a 25 minute prep BUT worth every minute. My hubby said it is the best thing I have made him! I added some ground italian sausage to the sauce and added ricotta cheese to the cheese mixture. WILL make again! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was delicious. I used jarred spaghetti sauce and I substituted ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese and put some of the mozzarella cheese in the cheese mixture. I put a thin layer of the meat/sauce mixture on top of the cheese before rolling up the noodles and I spooned some plain sauce over the tops of the lasagna roll ups in the pan and sprinkled some mozzarella cheese before covering the pan with foil. I baked the lasagna for about 45 minutes covered with foil and 10 more minutes uncovered. I also made this for a friend who was recovering from surgery and her family liked it very much also. I plan on making more and freezing them individually so that I can put them in a pan to bake at a later time. This is now a family favorite! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
just got married a little over a month ago and i can cook abosolutely NOTHING. this was my first attempt at cooking and it was a success! very delicious indeed! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this recipe but I add squeezed out frozen spinach, a beaten egg and grated cheese to ricotta cheese instead of using cottage cheese. It is much more convenient to serve and my grandchildren prefer lasagna made this way. Thanks, Mary Glick, Galveston, Tx Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delish! I was raised Italian and have been making lasagna traditionally my whole life, but this was actually better! My whole family liked it this way better too. I made my usual spaghetti sauce with one small can tomato paste, one medium can diced tomato (garlic and onion flavor) and one large can of pureed tomatos. I then added some balsamic vinegar, sugar and spices. Anyway, the rolls came out great and were super easy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I am the ultimate pasta lover. If I can find a new way to make things, I go for it right away. This is absolutely an amazing way to cook lasagna. I did not have cottage cheese so I used ricotta cheese, I also added a little thyme to give the cheese strong flavor. I had a half box of lasagna noodles so this recipe was great with using the leftovers. I will definately be making this again and again Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My boyfriend LOVES Lasagna but I have never made it nor do I really like the idea of how messy it can be. SO, I made these for him and it's now one of his tops recipes "That he askes for" There are many good things about this recipe: Unlike reg. lasagna - you don't have to worry about trying to get them out of the pan while also trying to keep all layers and filling together. They are easy to freeze for left-over nights. They are kinda time consuming to make but at the same time, I find them fun and a good recipes for the kids to help you with. The only thing I changed about this recipe was: I utilized Ricotta Cheese instead of Cottage Cheese and due to the Meat absorbing alot of my sauce off the bottom, I don't combine them but instead layer them allowing for more sauce. This recipe is now a household fav. and my brother has even claimed it as his birthday dinner request! Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe! Read More