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Lasagna Roll-Ups and Fruits and Cottage Cheese Dessert #Recipes

| January 11, 2014 | 54 Comments

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I only discovered cottage cheese in my 30’s when a lasagna recipe that I wanted to cook mentioned using it. It was so delicious that I started substituting parmesan and mozarella cheese in between the layers of the pasta for cottage cheese. It’s definitely a better alternative to higher fat cheese. I would like to share with you this amazing Lasagna Roll-Ups recipe that is so easy to prepare and delectable that your family will want it every week! I actually baked it for a family gathering on New Year’s Day this year instead of the traditional turkey dinner. Just add garlic bread and a caesar salad!


Lasagna Roll-Ups Recipe

Lasagna Roll-Ups Recipe


  • 10 lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb (450 g) of lean ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic, cut in very small pieces
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can/jar of pasta sauce (at least 645 ml)
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan grated cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. of parsley
  • 3 cups of Mozarella shredded cheese (I prefer the Kraft Italiano shredded cheese)
  • 1 Gay Lea Nordica Cottage Cheese (500 g)


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook lasagna noodles as directed on the package, drain, set aside.
  3. Cook brown meat with garlic in a large frying pan and drain fat. Stir in pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan shredded cheese, and set aside.
  4. In a bowl, combine cottage cheese, eggs, parsley and 2 cups of the shredded cheese.
  5. Spread half the meat sauce onto the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch rectangular baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. On each noodle, spread 2-3 Tbsp. of the cheese mixture and roll up. Place rolled up pasta seam-sides down on top of the sauce in baking dish.
  7. Top with remaining sauce, Parmesan, and shredded cheese.
  8. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until hot enough.
  9. You can cover the dish with aluminium foil, so the cheese won't turn brown and crispy, and take it off the last 10-15 minutes.

There are many healthy reasons for eating cottage cheese (based on Gay Lea Nordica 1% Cottage Cheese):

  • It’s high in protein: 15 g per 1/2 cup
  • It’s low in fat: 1.5 g per 1/2 cup
  • It’s low in calories: 100 per 1/2 cup
  • It’s high in calcium and vitamin D: 15% of your daily value per 1/2 cup for each

Gay Lea Nordica Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese can be used for a dip by blending it as a puree and adding spices for flavouring. My favourite spice for a dip with cottage cheese is the Victorian Epicure Herb and Garlic Dip Mix. Salsa mixed with puree cottage cheese are yummy with tortilla chips. You can substitute it for sour cream and ricotta cheese.

Cottage Cheese is also amazing in a quick and healthy breakfast recipe. It will keep you going for a busy morning!

Fruits and Cottage Cheese Recipe

 Fruits and Cottage Cheese Recipe


  • 1/2 cup low-fat organic cottage cheese
  • 1/3-1/2 cup of your favourite fresh fruits


  1. Add fruits to the cottage cheese in a bowl and eat!

“Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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Category: Breakfasts, Food, Main Dish, Recipes

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award. Author's website.

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  1. Jenna Em says:

    I love “farmer’s salad” with cottage cheese! It’s so easy: 1/2 cottage cheese, 1/2 sour cream, and cucumbers.

  2. Florence C says:

    I love lasagna made with cottage cheese.

  3. Brenda A says:

    Cooking with cottage cheese is something I like to do, but I just cannot eat it on its own! I know it is a healthy choice and looks so nice with fruits but I think it is a texture thing. I just can’t do it!

    I like the lasagne roll idea. The kids will love it!

  4. Carol M (Lushka S) says:


  5. Karine says:

    Mexican dip 🙂

  6. SueSueper says:

    I would certainly be making Lasagna with cottage cheese! That would be my favorite recipe.

  7. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My favorite recipe that involves cottage cheese is our homemade taco dip.

  8. Victoria Ess says:

    I love lasagna with cottage cheese, as well as mixing tuna with cottage cheese and putting it in a sandwich.

  9. Bev says:

    My favorite recipe using cottage cheese is Peach Ginger Cheesecake Bars!

  10. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite would be mixing it with unsweetened jam for a snack, but I have baked with it in muffins before and really enjoyed that too

  11. Glogirl says:

    I like a salad with cottage cheese. It has a packet of jello, cottage cheese and whipped topping in it.

  12. Heidi C. says:

    These sound delish: Maple Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Parfaits.

  13. Amy C says:

    My favourite recipe is lasagna.

  14. Joy says:

    layered in lasagna!

  15. Lynda Cook says:

    I like using it in my lasagna or just eating it plain with salt and pepper

  16. Rick F says:


  17. ginette4 says:

    My husband’s homemade lasagna

  18. susanne mccarthy says:

    I only use it in lasagna.

  19. cheryl says:

    I usually just eat it plain but Ive had it in homemade perogies before and its so good

  20. angela m says:


  21. LDC says:

    I absolutely LOVE cottage cheese! Anywhere, anytime!! lol
    Can’t wait to try that Lasagna Roll Up recipe!

  22. Leah Lucas says:

    Cottage Cheese Potato Salad!

  23. Karla Sceviour says:

    Lasagna is my fav way to use cottage cheese,,yumm love it!

  24. kristen visser says:

    lasagne and potatoes!! yummm

  25. Erika E says:

    My favourite recipe to make with cottage cheese is lasagna.

  26. Veronica S. says:

    I love chicken rollups stuffed with cottage cheese and spices!

  27. Cheryl Grandy says:

    My favourite recipe with cottage cheese is lasagna. But my favourite way to eat cottage cheese is just plain cottage cheese by itself.

  28. Piroska says:

    My favourite recipe with cottage cheese in it, is Stuffed Manicotti.

  29. Andrew P says:

    Gotta go with Lasagna

  30. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I mix a half cup of cottage cheese into my mashed potatoes and they are awesome!

  31. Beth Gallinger says:

    It’s not really a recipe, but I love cottage cheese with a bit of raspberry jam.

  32. Wayne Lecoy says:

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a supply of Nordica Cottage Cheese for a year.
    My favourite recipe using cottage cheese
    is this one.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!

  33. Jan Dempsey says:

    Lasagna made with local ground beef, my home made tomato sauce kale ( tomato & kale from my garden) & cottage cheese …sooo delish !

  34. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    I love using cottage cheese in traditional lasagna!

  35. Keri says:

    My favourite recipe that uses cottage cheese is … cottage cheese on toast… that simple! sprinkle a little sugar and cinnamon on it, pop it under the broiler… ENJOY!

  36. Pam says:

    I use cottage cheese in smoothies – the kids love it and with fruit and yogurt it’s a meal in itself!

  37. Pamalot says:

    One of my faves is a recipe called broccoli cheese bake.

  38. ginette4 says:

    cottage cheese in lasagna

  39. Brandee H says:

    I’ve actually never tried cottage cheese until recently. I do like it in lasagna! And just plain!

  40. Fan R says:

    My fave is cottage cheese rolls with dill.

  41. Jennifer L. says:

    I love vegetarian lasagna with cottage cheese in it.

  42. Trisha Y. says:

    We use it in lasagna but we love it plain here all the time…usually it gets eaten before I have a chance to cook with it. Thanks for the roll-up lasagna recipe…my daughter wanted to make lasagna herself and I think she will enjoy making this one! 😉

  43. Dayle B. says:

    Like to add cottage cheese in my fav. lasagna recipe.
    Also, add hot spicy Italian sausage too.
    Thanks for the tasty sounding cottage cheese roll ups.recipe.

  44. Viv Sluys says:

    My kids love this really simple cucumbers stuffed with cottage cheese recipe ( It’s a great after school snack.

  45. francine says:

    I don’t know the recipe but my husband makes lasagna

  46. charityk says:

    i like putting cottage cheese right on top of my salad. it adds creamy flavour without the fat

  47. Julie Bolduc says:

    It would be spinach dip yummy

  48. Laurie B says:

    My all time favourite way to have cottage cheese is in lasagna!

  49. amy lovell says:

    yum! The lasagna roll ups look really good! Thanks

  50. kathy downey says:

    I love lasagna made with cottage cheese,honestly thats the only way I can eat it.

  51. kathy downey says:

    These roll-ups will change things up a bit

  52. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This recipe looks delicious and I’ve never seen anything like this before but I’m going to try it I think

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