Jul 31, 2008

Pasta Roll Ups

This is a great dish, my kids really like these. I serve it with a Cesar salad and garlic bread. Delicious :) And even better it goes in the microwave! Yes that's right, the MICROWAVE. (How much easier does it get?)

1 package Spaghetti Sauce Spices and Seasoning (Lawry's)
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
2 1/4 c. water
2 Tbsp. veg. oil or butter
2 cups ricotta cheese or cottage cheese (they are both good)
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/2 to 1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. dried basil (optional, but better w/ it)
1 box (8 oz.) lasagna noodles, cooked
1 jar tomato sauce (you probably won't need the whole jar)

In a medium saucepan, prepare package of spaghetti sauce mix with tomato paste, water and oil according to package directions. In large bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except noodles; blend well. Spread 1/4 cup cheese mixture on entire length of each lasagna noodle; roll. Place seam side down in glass baking dish. Microwave on HIGH 6-7 minutes, until cheese begins to melt. Pour sauce over rolls and microwave on high 1 minute, if necessary, to heat sauce.

*If you have a little more time, and wish to bake these in the oven, cook them at 350 for about 4-5 min, or until the cheese is melted, and then an additional 5 min to heat the sauce that goes on top. Keep a close eye on them though, because all oven's vary on baking time!

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