Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

3 Apr
Spinach and Lasagna Roll Ups

Spinach and Lasagna Roll Ups

About everyone and their brother has made this and posted it on Pinterest, BUT not everyone has made it with Paul’s Spicy Spaghetti Sauce! Paul whipped up another big batch of his sauce the other night, and I took the liberty of crafting these cute lasagna roll ups before the sauce got all bagged up for the freezer. Recipe here.

I do have a complaint of about 90% of the recipes I looked at. Most of them said to use 2 tablespoons of filling for each noodle. No-way, no-how would 2 tablespoons cover a lasagna noodle. I used at least 1/4 cup for each noodle before rolling them up. Just don’t roll them until you’ve exhausted all the filling, then you can rob Peter to pay Paul if the last couple of noodles are shy of filling.

Spinach Cheese Mixture Spread on Lasagna Noodles

Spinach Cheese Mixture Spread on Lasagna Noodles

Cooking a lasagna this way isn’t necessarily a time-saver, but you do end up with an easy way to package and store leftovers for the freezer. My husband said “This is really good!” so I gathered he liked this version of lasagna. So did my daughter, but she wasn’t very hungry and only ate one. More for the freezer!

NOTE: This can be made vegetarian by subbing in a marinara sauce for the meaty spaghetti sauce.

p.s. I’m traveling out of town this weekend to meet up with about 15 wild and crazy friends, so there will be no weekend post.

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

12 uncooked lasagna noodles
3 cups Paul’s Spicy Spaghetti Sauce, or other prepared sauce
1 15-ounce container Ricotta cheese
2/3 cup shredded Mozzarella
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
2 teaspoons minced garlic
10-ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 large egg, beaten
Ground black pepper, to taste
Salt or Mrs. Dash, to taste
Pinch of ground nutmeg
3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella, for topping
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan, for topping

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups Ready to Bake

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups Ready to Bake

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook the noodles to al dente according to package directions. While the noodles are cooking, combine the Ricotta, garlic, spinach, egg, pepper, salt or Mrs. Dash, and a pinch of nutmeg in a medium bowl.

When the noodles are done, drain the noodles, let cool a bit, pat dry with paper towels, then lay them on parchment or wax paper in a single layer.

Spread 1 cup of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking pan. Spread 1/4 cup or so of the cheese and spinach mixture onto each lasagna noodle. Roll the noodles and place seam-side-down into the pan.

Pour 2 cups of spaghetti sauce over the lasagna rolls. Top each roll with 1 tablespoon of Mozzarella and 1 teaspoon of Parmesan, then cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes, uncover and turn on the broiler. Broil for about 5 to 10 minutes until cheese is browned and bubbly.

Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with a green side salad and garlic bread. You can freeze the remaining roll ups in Ziploc bags for a quick and easy future meal!

Spinach and Lasagna Roll Ups

Spinach and Lasagna Roll Ups

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12 Responses to “Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups”

  1. yourperfectburn April 3, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    I love everything about this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Chelsweets April 3, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    These sound wonderful! Your pictures make my mouth water. I want to make these for my next dinner party! Thanks for sharing 😀

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  3. Sam Fleming April 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    num num

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  4. PantryPortfolio January 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

    This. Looks. Excellent. Thank you for the inspiration! I made lasagna roll ups a while back with spinach and mushroom and now they are back on my list. I also appreciate your notes about the amount of filling necessary… I always vote for more cheese. 🙂

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    • anotherfoodieblogger January 5, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

      Yes, more cheese! You can never have too much cheese. Thank you so much for the compliment. I’m thinking I need to make these again soon. 🙂

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      • PantryPortfolio January 26, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

        I am going to make these tomorrow night! We have a rotating ‘friend dinner’ most Wednesday nights and its our turn to host. I can’t wait and am sure everyone will love them. Thank you again for the idea and I’ll be sure to post my results soon! –Deb

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      • anotherfoodieblogger January 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

        Wow, I am honored Deb! (Glad to know your name now. 🙂 ) They are very “guest dinner worthy, for sure. Let me know how it turns out! ~ Kathryn (or KR)

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