Sausage, Spinach & Cream Cheese Lasagna Rolls
I’m sharing #SausageFamily in my life as part of a Johnsonville sponsored series for Socialstars™
I know a lot of families primarily eat beef and chicken but I purposely try to switch up our menu so we’re not on repeat constantly. We eat a lot of sea food and I include pork too. If you read much here, you know I’m big on desserts (birthday cake, cupcakes and cookies especially). We regularly eat vegetables and fresh fruit, although I don’t talk about that as much. Mike and I are more adventuresome eaters than Sam, but I’m pleased that he is adding more to his “will eat” list finally.
Have you ever used ground pork Italian sausage? It’s really flavorful. I especially like the extra zing it gives to my dishes. I also like that you just unwrap the meat and toss it in the pan for browning—like you do with ground beef or turkey. You don’t have to touch the raw meat with your hands. That’s always a bonus to me!
Johnsonville All Natural, Fresh Italian, Mild Ground Sausage is a great way to add diversity to family meals. This recipe for spinach and cream cheese lasagna rolls is a favorite in our house anyway and it’s also a good one to share with company. The Italian sausage adds a delicious nuance to the dish.
- 1.5 pounds Johnsonville Italian Sausage
- 8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella
- 3 handfuls of fresh spinach (or one frozen package, thawed and drained)
- 10 lasagna noodles
- 1 jar pasta sauce
- 1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until browned. Drain fat. Add fresh (or frozen) spinach and cook until spinach has wilted.
- 2. Bring water to a boil and add lasagna noodles. Cook until al dente and drain.
- 3. Turn heat off and add cream cheese and stir until cream cheese has completely melted. Stir in mozzarella.
- 4. Preheat oven to 350. On each lasagna noodle, spread a layer of sausage mixture and roll up. Place in a 9x13 pan. Repeat until all noodles have been filled and rolled. Pour sauce over noodles and sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
If you’re looking for an easy way to flavor up family favorites, try substituting Johnsonville Italian Sausage for beef or turkey. It’s a simple way to make a switch that satisfies. Even Sam likes it!
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