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Here's one of my favorite dishes to make ahead! I've been very busy with school starting and my three kids going to three schools, three sets of activities, and so on. So cooking dinner early in the day and then heating it up later has been an important strategy to make sure dinner is on the table at a reasonable hour - and without me being too exhausted to cook!
Here's the recipe:
Makes 8 servings
1 package lasagna (the traditional kind, not the no-bake kind)
1 egg, beaten
1 lb. ricotta or cottage cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 jars (15.5 oz) spaghetti sauce
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Bring 4 quarts salted water to a boil. Add lasagna and boil for 10 minutes until tender but still firm. Plunge lasagna strips into a bowl of cold water to stop further cooking. Drain and lay cooled strips side by side on a towel to dry.
In a bowl, combine beaten egg with ricotta and mozzarella cheese. In a large skillet, heat oil and saute onions and garlic until tender. Stil in basil and pepper. Add to egg/cheese mixture and mix.
Pour 1 jar of sauce into the bottom of a 3-quart baking dish. Spread each lasagna strip with 1/4 cup filling, then roll up. Place each rolls in a baking dish, seam size down.
Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over the tops of the rolls. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes more. Cool for 10 minutes, then serve.
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