Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Garfield would be thrilled

Growing up, I loved Garfield. It was my favorite comic and I had all the books. For my 12th birthday, my parents even got me a big, fat, orange tabby. Although, he started out as a little ball of fuzz. He didn't get big and fat for a long time (and don't tell him I said he was fat, he's VERY sensitive about his weight). Garfield had two true loves, his teddy bear Pokey, and lasagna.

While I love my teddy bears, I could give or take lasagna. Which is why I love to experiment with it. As soon as I heard about "lasagna rolls" on my cooking board I knew I'd have to try them out. It took me a while to finally get around to it, but I'm so glad I did. Lasagna rolls are a great alternative to lasagna because they take much less time and they're already individually servable!

Jon loooooved this. He went back for seconds. He ate the leftovers the next day. He licked the plate. It comes very highly recommended.

Lasagna Rolls
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 egg
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups shredded chicken
8 cooked lasagna noodles
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce

1) Preheat oven to 375. Mix first 8 ingredients (save 1/4 cup of mozzarella)
2) Lay large piece of plastic wrap on countertop. Lay noodles flat atop plastic wrap, top each noodle with a layer of ricotta mixture and 1/4 cup chicken. Starting at one end, roll one noodle at a time.
3) Fill the bottom of a baking dish with 1/2 cup tomato sauce. Lay rolls seam side down, cover with remaining tomato sauce and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20 minutes.

Serves 8.
Each serving has:
Calories 220.4
Total Fat 9.2 g
Cholesterol 87.1 mg
Sodium 521.1 mg
Potassium 402.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.1 g
Protein 25.3 g


  1. This looks delicious!

    I love lasagna too, unfortunately hubby hates cheese and pasta... when i'm rid of him for a night I might just try this!

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  3. I love how you made a Garfield connection :) The lasagna rolls are like enchiladas! Yummy!! I am always so impressed with your cooking! Perhaps I'm impressed with your desire to cook :) Something I can't seem to find within me...(sorry about the deleted comment. I forgot a word and it made the comment not make sense.)

  4. Haha. I used to love Garfield too! How could I forget! And your lasagna rolls look GREAT!

  5. Your rolls look delicious. I love lasagne. It's one of my top 10 favorite dishes.

  6. I'm not a big fan of Lasagna, but those look really yummy.

  7. I've been wanting to try these for so long. Yours look especially yummy! Glad to know they turned out so well, too.

  8. I've been wanting to try these for so long. Yours look especially yummy! Glad to know they turned out so well, too.

  9. Yum!! This looks delish! I've been wanting to try the rolls.

  10. Garfield's teddy's name was POOKY not Pokey silly!

  11. i'm totally trying this for dinner this week. it looks fabulous!

  12. I LOVED Garfield when I was little. I had all the books too. I also love lasagna so this is right up my alley.

  13. really? not a lasagna fan? that makes me sad :(

    these look great though!