Lasagna Rollups: Kids Cooking Party

Last week with the help of my sister-in-law Joy, I put on a Cooking Party for my niece Olivia and several of her friends. We were going to make Lasagna Roll Up as the main dish. It was a beautiful day so we started outside making our chef hats. Using letters I had cut out with my Cricut, the girls put their names on them and then designed a flower made from doilies and cupcake liners. I had seen them done here and thought they would look so cute on their chef hats.

We stopped to pose for a group shot.

Group shot

They then ran in to start cooking. I just love this shot!

Girls running

The first thing we made was Lasagna Roll Ups. The girls mixed up their already cooked ground beef and spaghetti sauce. In another bowl they mixed the cheeses and the garlic.

Claire spreading meat

They took their lasagna noodle and spread the cheese mixture on it.

Isabelle spreading lasagna

Next they spread their meat across it.

Lasagna ready to roll

Then the fun started when they rolled them up.

lasagna rolled up

We put them in a pan and into the oven.

Little chefs around the pool

We also made Strawberry Lemonade and Strawberry Shortcakes. I’ll post those recipes later this week. After we were done the girls enjoyed the fruits of their labor at a table around pool.

table shot

They left with a goodie bag filled with cooking utensils and a recipe book filled with all the recipes from the lesson.

Banner and gift bags

recipe books


Lasagna Roll Ups

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 50 minutes Yield: 12 servings


  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 -28 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 large carton ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pot, heat water to boiling and add lasagna noodles.
  3. When water return to boiling, cook noodles 10 minutes, stirring occasionally,
  4. Drain noodles and cool in single layer on wax paper or foil to keep from sticking together.
  5. Cook ground beef and onions in skillet and drain well. Add spaghetti sauce and stir.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine filling ingredients. Spoon cheese mixture over noodles, followed by sauce. Roll up and place seam side down in 9×13 inch pan lightly coated with cooking spray.
  7. Cover with foil and bake 30 to 40 minutes.

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