Lasagna Roll-Ups with Ragu Pasta Sauce and Giveaway

As a busy mom of two, I really try my best at managing my time. Some days are better than others, but I promise, I do my best. Some nights are a little tough and we get totally thrown off our schedule. Those are the nights that I am usually looking for something quick to prepare for dinner.

Growing up, I always had a thing for lasagna and garlic rolls. And truth be told, I still do. I genuinely crave lasagna! I don’t always have the time to make a full pan though. Instead, I make these amazing lasagna roll-ups and they always hit the spot! They are the perfect size and go great with garlic rolls. Especially when you dip them in the sauce at the end.

I believe that the key to any great recipe, is fresh ingredients. And these lasagna roll-ups have just that. It’s a great traditional recipe passed down to me from my great Aunt. She would always bring her lasagna roll-ups to our annual family gatherings around the holidays and guess who would be first in line? Yep, you guessed it. Me! So when she shared her recipe with me a few years ago, I was happier than a pig in mud and vowed to make it at least once a month.

With Ragu as the base, this recipe is flavorful and really makes for a quick dinner on those busy nights with the kiddos. My littles really enjoy the full authentic flavor of this meal and I can’t wait to pass this delicious, traditional recipe down to my daughter and her family some day.

Ragu is definitely my go-to sauce for all of my traditional Italian recipes. They only use farm grown ingredients, there are no artificial flavors and no high fructose corn syrup, which is a big plus for my hubby!

Lasagna Roll-Ups


  • 1 lb ground beef 
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves or 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 jar, Ragu Old World Style flavored with Meat pasta sauce
  • 1 box, Lasagna noodles
  • 5-8 Mushrooms, diced
  • 5-10  Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2-3 Sprigs of fresh oregano, chopped
  • 15 oz Ricotta cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 16 oz. Shredded mozzarella (we use six cheese Italian blend)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. 
  2. Boil water for Lasagna noodles and cook for about 10-12 mins. or until tender.
  3. While the noodles are cooking, add olive oil, onion, garlic and mushrooms to a medium sized pan and sauté over medium heat.
  4. Sprinkle beef with a bit of salt and pepper and cook until the meat is no longer pink.
  5. Add 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce and stir.
  6. Add the fresh basil and stir.
  7. Remove meat sauce from heat and set aside.
  8. In a medium or large baking dish, pour some sauce into the bottom. Just enough to coat the bottom of the dish evenly.
  9. In a medium bowl, add the egg, ricotta and a handful of shredded cheese; whisk until smooth.
  10. Add chopped oregano and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  11. Drain lasagna noodles and rinse them in cold water.
  12. Lay several noodles across on parchment paper, tin foil or on a cutting board.
  13. Add an even layer of the ricotta cheese mixture over each noodle and then a layer of meat on top.
  14. Sprinkle with a bit of shredded cheese and carefully roll each lasagna noodle.
  15. Place the noodle, with the seam side down into your baking dish and repeat dish is full.
  16. Pour the reminder of the sauce over the top and cover the dish evenly with shredded cheese 
  17. Bake for 20-30 mins or until bubbly.
  18. Enjoy!

To learn more about Ragu or to read about the Ragu founder, Assunta Cantisano and Ragu Traditions, head over to the Ragu website here.

I really enjoy reading about the traditions other families carry, along with their origins. What dishes do you and your families include in your holiday traditions?  
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  1. says

    It really depends on the holiday, but for Christmas and Thanksgiving, we always have mac and cheese.

  2. says

    I've been told by my nieces that I have to bring my pickle rolls to all family gatherings. Spread deli sliced ham with cream cheese, roll a pickle up in it and slice.

  3. says

    We make Turkey, quail or duck along with potato salad and various desserts. Lumpia, kapisi pulu and potato or pasta salad in my home personally. A.L.

  4. says

    We always include mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole. and sausage stuffing.

  5. says

    We like to have ham or turkey, cherry salad, pineapple casserole, etc.

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  6. says

    On Christmas Eve we have a Baden-style dinner with pork shoulder roast, Black Forest cake, späetzle, and other yummy dinners. Every Christmas morning we make waffles. 🙂

  7. says

    Some of our traditions for Christmas include a honey baked ham, mashed potatoes, and potato salad. We always have a homemade red velvet cake too.

  8. says

    We include macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, and a broccoli cheese casserole. Triple yum!

  9. says

    The holidays aren't the holidays without "coke" jello (Coke Zero, cherry pie filling and cherry jello – it sounds awful but it's AMAZING!

  10. says

    We always have my Mom's Italian Baked Ziti as a side dish to the main course! It just wouldn't be the same meal with out it!