Macaroni and Cheese Pinwheels

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 1 hr

These probably would make a good appetizer, but they are so filling. I made them for dinner with a salad....they are delish!!!! Courtesy of Woman's World

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook lasagna according to directions; drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 375.
  3. Coat 8 cup shallow baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. In pot over med-hi heat combine next 6 ingredients; bring to boil; stirring occasionally; boil until thickened.
  5. Reduce heat to med; stir in cheddar and 1/4 cup Parm until melted; remove from heat.
  6. In bowl combine ricotta, 1 tbs parsley and remaining Parm.
  7. Spread each noodle with about 2 1/2 tbs ricotta mixture.
  8. Beginning at short end, roll up each noodle.
  9. Spread 1/2 cup cheddar sauce in bottom of baking dish.
  10. Cut each roll in half crosswise; place rolls cut side down in baking dish.
  11. Pour remaining cheddar sauce over rolls.
  12. Cover with foil and bake about 45 minute.
  13. If desired, to lightly brown, uncover& place under broiler 2 minutes; sprinkle with remaining parsley.

Reviews

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I had a bit of a problem with the roll-ups holding together while cooking. The ricotta cheese mixture seeped from the pinwheels a bit and the lasagna rolls kinda fell over. I don't know if I had too much sauce, or what exactly caused the problem. The flavor was good, though. It is absolutely a comfort food. I did add a bit more onion, mustard and worchestershire sauce to the sauce, just as a personal taste preference. Hubby and I discussed that spinach could be added to the ricotta mixture, then piped into manicotti shells and baked with the sauce. The cheese sauce would also be wonderful for old-fashioned baked mac and cheese.

Ms B. August 26, 2004

lol, I can't believe some else does this! I have loved making these pinwheels sence I was only about 10-years-old. Whenever my mother would make lasgna I would always steal the left over noodles and make these types of pinwheels. Wow, other people really do think like me, LOL! Thank you for posting!

RockinChef June 03, 2004

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