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Rolled Lasagna – A twist on a classic

Rolled Lasagna – A twist on a classic

Rolled Lasagna combines homemade pasta dough, a rich Bolognese sauce, creamy béchamel and a blend of Parmigiana Reggiano and Mozzarella cheese for a unique and delicious take on traditional lasagna. This recipe offers a fun and elegant way to enjoy the classic flavors of lasagna, with each roll perfectly portioned for serving.

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Why you'll love this: This rolled lasagna recipe is a creative take on a familiar favorite. The lasagna rolling process adds an element of sophistication and makes for an impressive presentation. The combination of hearty bolognese and creamy béchamel layered between sheets of homemade pasta creates a rich and satisfying dish. It's perfect for a family dinner or special occasion.

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  • For the bolognese:
    • In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter. Sauté the onions until soft, then add the garlic.
    • Brown the ground beef, breaking it up as it cooks.
    • Stir in tomato paste, tomato sauce, seasonings and water or broth. Simmer covered for 20 to 30 minutes until thickened. Add the basil and thyme.
  • For the béchamel:
    • Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the flour to form a roux.
    • Gradually add the milk while whisking continuously. Add nutmeg, pepper and salt. Cook until thickened.
  • For the lasagna rolls:
    • Prepare the pasta dough, roll it into sheets and cut it into rectangles.
    • Spread a sheet of pasta dough, spread with béchamel, sprinkle with cheese, cover with another sheet.
    • Divide the bolognese into portions, add it to the pasta sheets, garnish with basil and roll up.
    • Place the buns in a baking dish with the tomato sauce, garnish with béchamel and cheese.
    • Bake at 380°F, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden brown.

Serve these elegant portions of rolled lasagna hot and enjoy a delicious meal that is sure to impress.

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