All by myself lasagna rolls

Description

Children love to cook for their parents and this recipe is a great one for them to try. It's best if they already know a little bit about cooking before they try this one as it can be a little tricky to get the noodles just right. If they wish they can brown 1 lb. of lean ground beef and stir into the pasta sauce before adding it to the rolls.

Ingredients

8  
lasagna (uncooked lasagna noodles)
1  
egg
12 oz
cottage cheese (one 12 oz container, low fat cottage cheese or farmer's cheese)
1 c
Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
1⁄4 c
Parmesan cheese (grated)
1⁄2 t
basil (dried leaves, or 2 tsp fresh leaves)
2 c
pasta sauce

Instructions

  1. Fill a saucepan half full of water, place over high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Carefully place the lasagna noodles into the boiling water and bring back to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the noodles, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until tender.
  4. Drain the noodles well and allow them to cool enough to handle.
  5. Break the egg into a mixing bowl and beat lightly with a fork.
  6. Stir in the cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and basil well.
  7. Lay the lasagna noodles out flat.
  8. Spread the pasta sauce evenly over each of the noodles.
  9. Spread the cottage cheese mixture evenly over the pasta sauce leaving a little of the short ends uncovered.
  10. Roll the lasagna from the short end tightly up over the filling.
  11. Place the rolls seam side down into a microwavable dish and cover with wax paper.
  12. Microwave the rolls for 2 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt.
  13. Remove the wax paper and top with the remaining pasta sauce.
  14. Return uncovered to the microwave and heat for 1 minute or until the sauce is heated through.