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Meatball Lasagna Bombs Presented By Palmolive® Ultra

featured in 12 Tasty Bombs

Ingredients

for 8 servings

Marinara Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon
    olive oil
  • yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 oz
    crushed tomato, 2 cans (795 g)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons
    salt
  • 1 teaspoon
    pepper
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil

Meatballs

  • ½ cup
    bread crumbs (55 g)
  • ½ cup
    milk (120 mL)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup
    grated parmesan cheese (55 g)
  • 2 teaspoons
    salt
  • ½ teaspoon
    pepper
  • 1 lb
    ground beef (455 g)
  • ½ cup
    onion, minced (75 g)

Assembly

  • 24 lasagna noodles, cooked 2 minutes less than package instructions
  • 16 oz
    ricotta cheese (455 g)
  • 12 sheets mozzarella cheese, sliced in half
  • fresh parsley, for garnish

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Preparation

  1. Marinara sauce: In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, until translucent.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, salt, pepper, and basil. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove basil sprigs and set sauce aside.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together breadcrumbs and milk and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, parmesan, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in ground beef, onions, and wet breadcrumbs. Combine well, but do not over-mix.
  5. With oiled hands, roll the meat into golf-sized balls.
  6. Heat a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil. Brown meatballs on all sides, then remove from pan.
  7. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180º C).
  8. Lay out a lasagna noodle horizontally on a cutting board. Spread a tablespoon of ricotta onto the noodle. Lay a mozzarella slice on one end of the noodle and place a meatball on top of the cheese.
  9. Roll up the noodle with the meatball and cheese inside. Place meatball bomb into the baking dish, with the meatball showing. Repeat with the rest of the meatballs and noodles.
  10. Ladle approximately ⅔rds of the marinara sauce into a 9x13-inch (23x33-cm) baking dish. Place the meatball rolls on top of the marinara sauce.
  11. Bake dish for 25 minutes, until top is lightly browned and meatballs are cooked through completely.
  12. Remove from oven, garnish with parsley and serve with reserved marinara on the side.
  13. Enjoy!
 

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