Fried Lasagna Rolls

Devour these fried lasagna rolls the next time you feel like treating yourself to some deep-fried-goodness.

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I’ll say it – Making these fried lasagna rolls isn’t something I want to do frequently. While they are fun to make (and so good to eat), they do take some time and skill. And I usually like to make quick and easy recipes. And this recipe is NOT easy. It gets messy. Are you prepared for that?

Have I scared you off yet? No? Good, then read on to find out exactly WHY you should try these fried lasagna rolls the next time you have some leftover lasagna noodles…  

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But first, have you tried making lasagna at home? It’s delicious! I made all the elements of the dish at home – the creame cheese filling, the red sauce, grilled veggies.. it came out great!

And I was left with a few Lasagna noodles. I couldn’t possibly make another lasagna because there weren’t enough noodles. And I had some grilled veggies with cream cheese left. Which is how I ended up inventing this recipe.

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So couple of things you need to know before you decide to make these rolls –

  1. You HAVE to cook the lasagna noodles properly. To check if they are cooked, take them out and try pressing them with your fingers. If they are soft and slightly sticky, they are done. Basically you have to cook them al dente – they should have a bite to them but still be soft. If the noodles are under-cooked, they will break while rolling.
  2. While they are similar to spring rolls, you’ll need to really try to stick the edges together. And even then, chances are that they open up while frying / baking. But because the noodles are already cooked, you don’t have to worry about the edges not getting fried / baked properly.
  3. The bread crumb coating helps reduce the amount of oil that the noodles directly soak up while also giving a crispy texture. You can fry them without the bread crumbs too.
  4. Use any filling you like. My personal favorite is the grilled veggies with cream cheese.
  5. You can roll these and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. But once fried, these rolls are best consumed fresh.

Fried Lasagna Rolls Printable Recipe

Fried Lasagna Rolls
 
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Devour these delicious & interesting fried lasagna rolls
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian-inspired
Ingredients
  • Lasagna Noodles
  • Filling of your choice
  • Butter / Garlic Butter - optional
  • Grated Cheese - optional
  • Bread crumbs
  • Vegetable Oil, as required
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Clean Kitchen cloth
Filling - Grilled Veggie with Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups Chopped Vegetables of your choice
  • ½ cup Cream Cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons Oregano
Notes
  • You can make any filling you like.
Instructions
Filling
  1. Grilled / Saute the vegetables and add them to the cream cheese.
  2. Add the rest of the seasoning to suit your taste. Mix well.
  3. You can make this a day or two in advance too and store in the refrigerator.
Forming the lasagna rolls
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt to it.
  2. Add and cook the lasagna noodles one by one. You need to make sure they’re well cooked (al dente).
  3. Remove the noodles on a clean kitchen cloth. Let it cool for a minute or two.
  4. Spread some butter / garlic butter on the noodles (optional).
  5. To one third of the length of the noodles closest to you, add some of the cream cheese filling.
  6. Pick up from the shorter side closest to you a fold it onto the filling. Because the noodles are warm and slightly sticky, the will stick properly.
  7. Continue to roll through the length of the noodles. Seal the edges of the rolls on all sides. Seal the middle with a toothpick. If your noodles seal without the toothpick, that is fine too.
  8. Coat a thin layer of bread crumbs on all sides of the lasagna rolls. Place the noodles in a box. Let them chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This ensures that the rolls are properly sealed.
Option 1: Frying the lasagna rolls
  1. Heat some oil on a pan.
  2. Shallow fry on both sides on medium flame for 4-5 minutes each or until the rolls are crispy and golden brown.
  3. Remove on a tissue paper to absorb excess oil.
Option 2: Baking the lasagna rolls
  1. Preheat oven to 200C / 405F.
  2. Add the rolls onto a baking pan and brush both sides with oil.
  3. Bake one side for 10-15 minutes; turn the rolls and continue to bake for another 8-10 minutes.
  4. You should look for a crispy outer layer on both sides.
Serve hot with your favorite condiment
This is best served fresh only.
Notes
  1. If the lasagna noodles aren’t fully cooked, they will break when you make the rolls.
  2. They are similar to spring rolls, however the edges are open.

Fried Lasagna Rolls – Step by step Recipe

Grill some veggies. Add the veggies, salt to taste, pepper powder, oregano to cream cheese. Mix well. Taste and adjust for seasoning. You can make this a day or two in advance too. Or use any filling you like. I made this for my lasagna. You can also use filling used in spring rolls.
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You will need 3 basics – the lasagna noodles, filling and some bread crumbs.
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Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt to it. Add and cook the lasagna noodles one by one. You need to make sure they’re well cooked (al dente). If they aren’t fully cooked, they will break when you go ahead and make the rolls. Remove the noodles on a clean kitchen cloth. Let it cool for a minute or two.
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Spread some butter / garlic butter on the noodles (optional). To one third of the length of the noodles closest to you, add some of the cream cheese filling.
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Pick up from the shorter side closest to you a fold it onto the filling. Because the noodles are warm and slightly sticky, the will stick properly. Continue to roll through the length of the noodles. Seal the edge with a toothpick. If your noodles seal without the toothpick, that is fine too.
Fried Lasagna Rolls Recipe | What else to make with Lasagna Noodles | Lasagna Roll-ups recipe | foodomania

Coat a thin layer of bread crumbs on all sides of the lasagna rolls. Place the noodles in a box. Let them chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This ensures that the rolls are properly sealed.
Fried Lasagna Rolls Recipe | What else to make with Lasagna Noodles | Lasagna Roll-ups recipe | foodomania

Option 1: Heat some oil on a pan. Shallow fry on both sides on medium flame for 4-5 minutes each or until the rolls are crispy and golden brown. Remove on a tissue paper to absorb excess oil.
Fried Lasagna Rolls Recipe | What else to make with Lasagna Noodles | Lasagna Roll-ups recipe | foodomania

Option 2: Preheat oven to 200C / 405F.  Add the rolls onto a baking pan and brush both sides with oil. Bake one side for 10-15 minutes; turn the rolls and continue to bake for another 8-10 minutes. You should look for a crispy outer layer on both sides.
Fried Lasagna Rolls Recipe | What else to make with Lasagna Noodles | Lasagna Roll-ups recipe | foodomania

Serve hot with your favorite sauce / condiment.

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