These deliciously cheesy 21 Day Fix Pumpkin and Sausage Lasagna Rolls make the perfect fall family dinner.
Hellloooooo my pumpkin lovahs! Or at least I hope you are because I’ve been totally spamming you with pumpkin recipes lately. Are you sick of it yet? It’s so hard for me to judge how much pumpkin is really too much pumpkin because I would be very happy to eat it all year long. But I swear this is the last one for a while.
I know that usually when you think about pumpkin, you think about pumpkin pies or pumpkin spice lattes (or pumpkin spice anything really) – basically all the sweet things. But, look. We shouldn’t hem pumpkin in to the “sweets only” category. Pumpkin is the maker of her own destiny. She can be savory if she wants to and look damn fine doing it.* Pumpkin is a freaking boss.
Aaaanyway… so as I was recently brainstorming savory pumpkin ideas, I remembered this pumpkin lasagna I had approximately a gazillion years ago. It was SO good, but SO awful for you. Between the piles and piles of cheese and the super fatty pork sausage, I wouldn’t have even wanted to know how many calories that sucker was. Of course I took care of those issues in my new version so no worries.
To lighten up these rolls I cut way back on the cheese and swapped out the fatty pork sausage for my own super-flavorful homemade turkey sausage. And now I’m in fall comfort food heaven. <happy sigh.>
8 Things I love about these Pumpkin and Sausage Lasagna Rolls:
- They feel super cheesy, but only use 1/2 of a blue container (if you’re 21 Day Fixing).
- This recipe serves 8 hungry guests but is easily doubled to feed 16! Hot tip: if you have a lasagna pan or a roasting pan, all 16 should fit in there without any trouble.
- My kids literally cheered when I told them I was making this again to take these photos. And let me tell you, those are some hard to please bambinos (especially the little one!).
- These would DEFINITELY pass the “doesn’t taste like health food” test. No need to warn your guests, they never need to know.
- The leftovers are great and even though I haven’t frozen these yet, as with lasagnas in general, they should freeze beautifully.
- Do you do big family dinners on Sundays? Now you know what you’re making next week.
- Lasagna rolls don’t fall apart when you serve them, unlike that messy bastard, “regular lasagna.”
- OOEY. GOOEY. CHEESE. (you’ll forgive me if I’ve already mentioned this, it’s important to me.)
21 Day Fix bonus: Each roll counts as 3/4 Red, 1/2 Yellow, 1/2 Blue and 1 teaspoon, so even if you’re really hungry and eat two, it’s still a doable thing to put into your meal plan. Eating two, you’d only use 1 1/2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 1 Blue and 2 teaspoons. Not too shabby!
I really hope you give these a try, they make bellies happy. I want your belly to be happy.
If you make this recipe be sure to snap a pic and tag me @thefoodieandthefix or use #thefoodieandthefix on Instagram so I can check it out! It makes me ridiculously happy to see what you guys are making 🙂
More of that pumpkin love…