Monday, March 26, 2012

Creamy Roasted Pepper & Sausage Lasagna Rolls

Sunday night Dinners are a must with my family, Its our chance to catch up, see everyone and have great food and a few laughs. With a family of amazing cooks its hard to think of something new and exciting to bring... This week I wanted to bring something easy but super yummy and of course Italian (even though I'm not) This is the recipe I came up with hope you make and enjoy this one as much as we did!

1- 9 oz  box of Barilla Lasagna Noodles(rolled flat like homemade)
1 pkg Garlic &Asiago cheese chicken sausage
1 -8oz jar roasted red peppers
1& 1/2 cups shredded Parmigiana cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 pkg of baby spinach leaves
6-oz ricotta cheese
1 egg
1cup of milk
1/2 cup of freshly chopped parsley
4-cloves of garlic
2 tbsp of olive oil 
1/2 cup of chicken stock 
2 tbsp of butter
1tbsp of flour

fill a 4 quart pot with water cover and bring to a boil, when water comes to a boil add  lasagna noodles and cook for three minutes remove promptly  then run cool water over the noodles .Place a few paper towels just damp with water on the counter and lay noodles out flat until your ready to use them. Using the same pot add chicken stock, butter and milk bring to a boil. Add 1 cup of shredded parmesan  whisk until melted, next  add the tbsp of flour to a bowl with enough water to create a paste pour  flour mixture into cheese sauce and whisk vigorously until sauce thickens . Set aside until your ready to use

Pour  2 tbsp of Olive oil in saute pan ,saute garlic cloves and two tbsp of parsley in a saute pan just until garlic is fragrant, remove chicken sausage casing  and add to garlic and olive oil. Cook until no longer pink (like ground beef) add 1/2 of the jar of roasted red peppers rough chopping them first just warming them through & Set aside

Gather all of your cheeses , Pour Ricotta the egg ,remaining parsley and 1/2 cup of  parmigiana into a big bowl and mix well. Next place the lasagna noodle on your counter , Scoop 1 tbsp of ricotta mixture , place it in the center of noddle then a 2 tbs of the chicken sausage mixture and spread evenly over noodle and roll. Repeat until all sausage& Cheese mix is used

 Pour  1/2 cup of the cheese sauce in a prepared 9x9 pan. Add rolled lasagna noodles next placing them side by side. Cover with remaining cheese sauce chopped Roasted red peppers & parsley if you wish. Bake @ 375 for 45 minutes.. this seems like lots of steps but its super easy! You can make this in no time TRUST ME!

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