Lasagna Rolls

Kara and I have been wanting to make Lasagna Rolls since day uno of this blog. We talked about it all the time, but never followed through on the idea. I don’t know why. As I write this post I’m thinking back to the early days of our blog. We made list after list of recipes we wanted to try. Lasagna Rolls were always on those lists! Why did it take us so long to make them?To be honest I had never had a Lasagna Roll before, but I have had my fair share of lasagna. My mom makes it pretty often, especially for holidays. All I have to say is thank God we finally tried Lasagna Rolls! They were just as delicious as I had imagined. Kara, Cliff and I each scarfed down a Lasagna Roll straight outta the oven and I can assure you we licked our plates clean. 🙂

I don’t like mushrooms (actually hate is a better word) so I topped mine with spinach and broccoli only, but Kara and Cliff went with spinach, mushrooms and broccoli. You could use other vegetables too-red pepper, green pepper, onion, etc. Or you could skip the veggies and just do the cheese filling…although I suggest using veggies. If you’re a meat lover you can add chicken, ground beef, pancetta…the list goes on and on.

Note: I’ve noticed that many lasagna and lasagna roll recipes include both a red sauce and a bechamel sauce. We wanted to keep things simple so we skipped the bechamel sauce and instead used our Quickie Sauce which is posted in our Meatball Slider post. It’s a very basic red sauce, it’s good though, a definite go-to in our kitchen. The only thing we changed was adding some mascarpone cheese at the end. I think the addition of the mascarpone gave the creamy element that you’d expect from a bechamel sauce.



Here’s what you’ll need


While the Quickie Sauce is cooking, cook the mushrooms and broccoli in a large saute pan


Meanwhile, combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, salt, pepper and parsley


Add the baby spinach to the vegetables


Add a half cup of mascarpone cheese…voila you have a creamier sauce!


Once the spinach has wilted your vegetables are done. Transfer to a bowl and set aside


Once the noodles are cooked, lay them out on a towel lined baking sheet


Working with 1 noodle at a time, spread the ricotta cheese mixture evenly, then top with the vegetables.


Roll the lasagna rolls up and place them seem side down in your baking dish


Top the lasagna rolls with plenty of sauce, then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese


Bake until the cheese is bubbly and melted, about 20 minutes


We’ve been waiting to make these for a year…and they were worth the wait!



Lasagna Rolls

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course


  • 1 15 oz container whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 10 oz package fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cup fresh broccoli, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp parskley flakes
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil, plus more for the pasta water
  • 8 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 2 cup Quickie Sauce, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, start cooking the vegetables. In a large sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Saute the mushrooms and broccoli just until softened. Add the baby spinach and cook spinach until wilted. Transfer vegetables to a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, salt, pepper and parsley flakes in a medium bowl. Once it is blended, set aside.
  • When the water reaches a boil, generously salt the water and add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Boil the lasagna noodles just until tender. Drain the noodles and carefully lay them out in a single layer on a towel-lined baking sheet.
  • Add the mascarpone cheese to the Quickie Sauce and stir until incorporated. Pour about 1 cup of the Quickie Sauce on the bottom of a 8×10 inch baking dish.
  • Working with 1 lasagna noodle at a time, spread about 3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture evenly across the noodle. Add some veggies on top of the cheese. Roll the noodle up and place it seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat this process with the remaining lasagna noodles. Cover the lasagna rolls with the remaining cup of Quickie Sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of the lasagna rolls. Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes. Serve with extra sauce alongside the lasagna rolls.
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