Need a change from traditional jar pasta sauce, one that’s kicked up a notch? Ragu Spicy Italian Style sauce is made with chunky 100% California grown tomatoes and red pepper flakes, all with that trusted Ragu freshness!
Need a quick and easy recipe using Ragu Spicy Italian Style sauce? My recipe suggestion below took less than 30 minutes to prepare and came out yummy!
|Meat-free lasagna rolls with Ragu Spicy Italian Style sauce.|
I’ve always wanted to try making lasagna rolls (as opposed to flat pan lasagna), so I decided to come up with a an easy to make meat-free recipe! Here’s my instructions: Boil 9 regular sized lasagna noodles until tender. Cool under cold water and let drain. Spray a 9 inch square pan with non-stick coating. Spread 3/4 cup Ragu Spicy Italian Style sauce on the bottom of the pan. As my family does not like ricotta cheese, I whipped 1.5 cups of small curd cottage cheese in the blender until smooth. I then added 1 tbsp. of Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. minced garlic (from a jar) and 3/4 cup grilled yellow onions. Mix these together and spread about 2 tbsp. of the mixture on each lasagna noodle. I then sprinkled these with about 1 tbsp. of 5 cheese Italian blend grated cheese and rolled them up. Place the rolls in the pan and cover with 1.5 cups of sauce. Cover with thin slices of fresh mozzarella, sprinkle with Italian seasoning, and bake at 350 until heated through and lightly browned.
This recipe literally took me about an hour from preparation to plating. The rolls are so much easier to serve up than traditional pan lasagna. I served this dish with a pear and gorgonzola salad kit from Fresh Express and some garlic toast. The sweetness of the salad was the perfect compliment to the spicy sauce! You can be as creative as you want with this recipe – add in things like sliced green or black olives, diced jalapenos (for a real kick!), use cream cheese instead of the cottage cheese, add ground beef or turkey – the possibilities are endless!
Visit the Ragu website for more awesome recipe ideas. The Chicken Parmesan sandwich recipe looks amazing!
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