My girls LOVE Italian food so much. So much so they’d eat it every day if they could.
I admit I love a good lasagna but it is time consuming and we usually only eat half of it and I don’t feel like lasagna every day for lunch for the next week. I was talking to a friend the other day and she was telling me how she was making Easy Lasagna Rolls for dinner and I was like… wow, that is easy!
I decided to give it a go. I wanted to make it as easy as possible but still have the homemade taste I love with lasagna. I bought Ragú because it is always delicious and tastes homemade and we are all FOODIES. We like food with flavor.
Ragú’s founder, Assunta Cantisano took her family’s recipe for tomato sauce– a secret and sublime combination of vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, fennel, garlic and ground pepper, meticulously writing down every detail and hiding it for safe passage when she made her way from Italy to the United States.
It wasn’t easy, Assunta grew up in a man’s world during our nation’s toughest time– the Great Depression. And in a time when people expected less, she gave them more. When people were forced to put their hopes, dreams and aspirations on the back burner, Assunta placed hers decidedly on the front burner. Her recipe literally became the recipe for her success…Thus, Ragú pasta sauce was born! Hundreds of pasta sauces have graced the shelves over the past 80 years, but only one has become America’s number one!
Find out more about her story here.
There are so many different Ragú sauces to choose from but I bought the extra vegetable Primavera.
My daughter wanted meatballs with her lasagna rolls so I bought a small bag of pre-made Italian style meatballs.
For the lasagna rolls I used a half of a box of lasagna noodles.
What you need –
jar of Ragú
small bag of Italian style meatballs
small container of ricotta cheese.
I warmed the meatballs in the sauce and boiled the noodles in a REALLY big pot.
When the noodles were cooked I laid each one out and spread the ricotta cheese on it.
Then I added the sauce.
Then rolled it up.
Covered them up in tin foil and stuck them in the oven for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
I poured the meatballs and extra sauce over the pasta.
These were easy and the perfect lunch!
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