Wednesday, June 10

Lasagna Rolls

Sorry about the radio silence there. Life n'at.

Anyways, there I am on the couch, looking at an Olive Garden commercial for their rollatini -- basically a large pasta noodle rolled around a delicious filling of some kind. I took one look at this and thought, "This can't be that difficult, or too far removed from stuffed shells."

Since I don't have the flat noodle rolling attachment for my Kitchenaid (owing to the fact that it's $300) I had to go with a noodle that starts large and flat: lasagna. Start by measuring the width of the lasagna, and forming "bullets" from bulk Italian sausage. Cook those through, and get some browning on them for good measure.

Cut your cooked lasagna noodles in half, and spoon a little ricotta in the middle.

Lay one of your sausage bullets on the ricotta, then top it off with more ricotta.

Carefully roll the entire thing up and lay seam side down in a casserole.

Lay on your favorite tomato sauce. I don't think I have enough here in this picture.

Bake at 350. I'm not sure how long. 30 minutes should be enough to warm the entire thing through. I also missed the opportunity to layer on some mozzarella or parmesan.

Still comes out pretty well. Serve in a bowl.

They're a little less structurally sound than a stuffed shell, but definitely cheaper and probably better for you than what you'd get at Olive Garden anyways. I mean, it's not like I don't just go in there starving, order the soup and breadsticks, and ignore the salad.


Mark said...

So when is the battered, deep fried version coming?

Warmonger Smurf said...

July 4th weekend, same as everything else! Also, fuck Olive Garden.