These Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups are an easy lasagna recipe perfect for feeding a crowd. Each lasagna roll-up is already individual portioned, for a much less messy traditional Italian comfort food dinner. This recipe makes vegetarian lasagna roll-ups, perfect for your vegetarian friends, though you can also make a version with meat as well.
When you think of your childhood, what meals come to mind? For me, it’s lasagna. I remember watching my grandma meticulously place each lasagna noodle in the pan, layered with her famous ricotta cheese blend, sauce and more cheese. As a child, I was fascinated with the process, even though it seemed to take forever.
As much as I loved watching her make her easy lasagna recipe, I loved eating it even more. Lasagna night was a night I always had seconds, even as I was hoping there’d be some left over for lunch the next day.
As an adult, I realized that recipe was actually an easy lasagna recipe and not nearly as complicated as my child brain thought. Easy as it was, I find making any traditional lasagna to be a meticulous and messy process. Serving it always results in a mess too.
That’s why, as a busy mom, I’ve turned to this Mini Lasagna Rolls recipe for delicious spinach lasagna roll-ups.
What are lasagna roll-ups? Instead of meticulously layering noodles, ricotta and sauce, you simply put a dollop of the cheese mixture on a noodle, roll it up and place it in a place. Put sauce on the top and bottom, bake, and viola. An easy lasagna recipe with limited prep time.
I will admit that the first time I made these spinach lasagna roll ups, I did make a bit of a mess and it also took a while as I was completely preoccupied with creating the perfect, most beautiful roll-ups possible. A great idea if you’re serving for fancy house guests but I’ve found that once I gave up on keeping the mixture completely inside the roll, the entire process went much quicker…and the end result was just as delicious.
I made these as vegetarian lasagna roll-ups because I try to eat meatless once or twice a week and cutting out the beef also cuts down on the cost. These Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups are actually a very affordable dinner, even if serving a crowd! However, if you wanted to add meat to the mixture, you certainly could.
Speaking of serving a crowd…I do love serving this Mini Lasagna Rolls recipe when I’m having guests over. The individual serving size makes it much easier and mess-free to serve than traditional lasagna but you still get that Italian comfort food dinner that everyone loves!
If you’re looking for an easy lasagna recipe, you’ll definitely want to give these Mini Lasagna Rolls a try!
How To Make Mini Lasagna Rolls Recipe:
Combine drained frozen spinach, ricotta cheese, shredded parmesan, egg, salt, and pepper. Spoon 1/3 cup mixture onto each lasagna noodle. Roll carefully.
Coat the bottom of the pan with sauce. Add in lasagna roll-ups. Pour remaining sauce on top. Top with cheese. Bake.
Enjoy Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups warm.
Mini Lasagna Rolls
These Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups are an easy lasagna recipe perfect for feeding a crowd. Each lasagna roll-up is already individual portioned, for a much less messy traditional Italian comfort food dinner.
- 1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 4 cups tomato pasta sauce
- 9 cooked lasagna noodles
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray.
Combine drained frozen spinach, ricotta cheese, shredded parmesan, egg, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
Pour 1 cup of tomato pasta sauce in the bottom of the pan.
Spread 1/3 cup of filling on each cooked lasagna noodle and roll up from the short side carefully. Lay each roll in the dish and cover in remaining sauce.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake for 35-40 minutes.