Lasagna Roll Ups

Most are familiar with lasagna but this is a twist on the classic dish. I roll the ingredients up in the noddles instead of stacking them. It tends to stay together a bit more than my normal layered lasagna and is just as easy. Also try mixing it up by using different fillings, such as mushrooms or eggplant!
Ingredients-yields 2-4 servings
¼ lb ground beef
¼ of and onion (chopped)
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
16 oz of your favorite tomato sauce or your usual homemade sauce
*depending what you use may need to add some oregano or some basil to give it some extra flavor

1 ¼ cups ricotta cheese
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 egg (lightly beaten)
¼ cup fresh spinach chopped
8 lasagna noodles cooked
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese optional
Salt and pepper

Directions- Preheat oven to 375*
1.      Brown ground beef in a large skillet, add onions and garlic. Once browned add tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add a little salt or pepper or anything else if needed. Remove from heat, and spoon a little of the sauce on the bottom of the baking dish, to prevent noodles from sticking.
2.      Combine ricotta, parmesan, spinach and egg; season with salt and pepper. Lay out lasagna noodles and spread approximately 1/3 cup of filling on to each noodle. Roll up and place seam side down in a baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella if desired
3.      Bake covered with tinfoil for 30 to 35 min. Last 5 min remove tinfoil. Serve hot and garnish with parsley.

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