Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe – Here’s another quick and easy meal concept with a plethora of variations. I wouldn’t call Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups a “fast” dish because they do require some baking time, but the actual construction is quite quick and simple.
I used spinach and cheese in my Lasagna Roll Ups, but you could use mushrooms, pesto, or any meat instead. You can truly personalize this one.
When you combine the roll-ups with a classic salad and some quick garlic bread, you’ve got yourself a fantastic supper that screams “date night.” If you don’t have a date, just put them in individual freezer containers. When you’re ready to serve, take one out and microwave it until it’s well done.
SPINACH LASAGNA ROLL UPS
Inside these lasagna roll-ups, everything is neat and clean! My main complaint with normal lasagna is that it takes too long to cool and frequently becomes a messy mess when served! The beauty of lasagna roll ups is that everything is nicely wrapped within, so you can quickly serve up everyone’s part while keeping the gorgeous form of the lasagna!
They’re a fun spin on a traditional family favorite! Everyone likes lasagna, so it’s interesting to try something with familiar taste but a novel twist! The greatest thing is that you can engage your family in the preparation process, which will increase their likelihood of eating it!
They can be prepared in advance! You can create this lasagna ahead of time and store it in the fridge, covered, for up to a week before baking! Allow the lasagna to come to room temperature for about an hour before baking according to the recipe guidelines below. Also, check below for instructions on how to freeze this lasagna!
What Are the Ingredients in These Lasagna Roll-Ups?
The ingredients for these spinach lasagna roll-ups are primarily pantry basics. You’ll probably need to go to the grocery store for the cheeses and frozen spinach, but that’s about it. Everything you’ll need to create these spinach lasagna rolls is listed below:
- Spinach, frozen
- Kosher salt with black pepper
- Sauce marinara
- Oregano, dried
- Basil, dried
- powdered garlic
- Red pepper flakes, crushed
- Noodles for Lasagna
- For garnish, use fresh parsley or basil.
- The parmesan cheese
Making spinach lasagna roll ups
These spinach lasagna rolls are also quick to make and simple enough that Smudge can assist without difficulty. To create them, just combine the cheese filling and lasagna noodles according to package directions.
Then, combine the marinara sauce and seasonings in a mixing bowl. Lay a lasagna noodle on a flat surface to start assembling the lasagna roll-ups. Spoon a little amount of cheese filling over each noodle and carefully press the mixture into a thin, even layer across the entire noodle with your fingertips.
Gently roll the noodle up from one end on the short side.
In a shallow baking dish, cover the rolled noodles with the spruced-up canned sauce.
Serve with more sauce on the side. It’s ok to add more than the suggested 1/3 cup of marinara to top the rolled noodles. Simply follow your instincts and your preferences.
Then top with mozzarella cheese. Place in the oven for 15 minutes with a tented piece of aluminum foil on top, then remove the foil for the last 15 minutes.
And, voila! Dinner is ready.
MAKE THE BEST VEGETARIAN LASAGNA ROLL UPS WITH THESE TIPS:
Season your lasagna sheets liberally! Your pasta water should taste as salty as the sea, which means several huge pinches of Kosher salt will be required. Don’t worry about it being too much; the majority of the salt will be gone when the water is drained. However, this is your one opportunity to season the pasta. Adding salt to your pasta water will significantly improve the flavor of your pasta!
Make a double batch and eat one tonight while freezing the other! Wrap the additional pan of uncooked lasagna in plastic wrap or tin foil tightly. Seal a 2 gallon freezer bag with the wrapped lasagna, pressing out as much air as possible. The lasagna can keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Is it possible to add ground meat to the sauce?
You most likely can. I’d start with 1/2 pound of browned ground pig, turkey, or beef and see whether that’s sufficient.
Can I substitute fresh spinach with frozen spinach?
Yes, however you should first simmer it down in a skillet with a little water in it to let it steam. It’s worth noting that you’ll need a lot of raw spinach to create the same amount that comes in a frozen container.
Can spinach lasagna roll ups Be Freezed?
I haven’t frozen them yet, but I’m sure they’d freeze well. Roll them up, place them in an oven- and freezer-safe plate, and bake from frozen.
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- 1 pound lasagna noodles
- 15 ounces ricotta
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- a single huge egg
- 10 ounces frozen spinach
- 2 1/2 cups marinara
- season with salt and pepper to taste
- When required, nonstick spray
Bring a big saucepan of water to a boil with a pinch of salt. When the water reaches a full boil, add the lasagna noodles and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until al dente (soft but not mushy). Drain in a colander once they've done cooking.
Prepare the filling while the noodles are cooking. Thaw the frozen spinach bag in the microwave, then press out as much extra liquid as possible. In a mixing dish, combine the spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, egg, freshly grated pepper, and roughly 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix until everything is properly blended.
Preheat the oven to 400oF after the noodles and filling are ready. Spray a glass casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Lay out a few noodles at a time on a clean surface. Spread a few tablespoons of filling on each noodle, covering it from edge to edge. The filling does not need to be thick because it will be compounded after the noodle is wrapped up.
Make careful to distribute it all the way to the noodles' edges.
Place the rolled noodles in the prepared casserole dish. Repeat until all of your filling has been consumed (there may be some noodles left over; these are "back ups" in case any of the others rip during construction).
Pour the marinara sauce over the rolled noodles, covering all surfaces. While baking, the sauce will keep the noodles moist and supple.
Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 400oF oven, covered with foil. Serve immediately or split into individual servings and chill.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 361Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 68mgSodium 831mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 5gSugar 7gProtein 21g