BEHOLD! Lasagna Roll Ups. All the great flavors of lasagna, but less mess, and a gooey-er, cheesier, SIMPLE and DELICIOUS dinner. Set the scene, shall we? It’s a Friday night. The week has been long. You want something easy, delicious, and maybe something you can craft up with a bit of a wine buzz going on. Lasagna Roll Ups it is!
For my lasagna roll ups, I decided to do a meat-less roll, and a roll with meat (because…my husband). I started with boiling my lasagna, laid them out in strips on parchment paper, spread ricotta cheese (I used our homemade ricotta recipe– don’t roll your eyes at me– I know, it’s extra, but the flavor cannot be beat and for an extra 20 minutes- it’s so worth it. It’s super easy.). Once I spread my ricotta cheese, I laid out spinach, topped with marinara sauce (yep- made that myself too, #humblebrag, but you can use your favorite jarred version and it will still taste great), more mozzarella, rolled em up’, topped with more gooey nummeyness, and called it good!
For the meat filling that I had to make-because-god-forbid-my-husband-doesn’t-eat-meat, I didn’t do anything fancy. Just ground turkey, 1 cup of marinara, and some extra Italian spices in a skillet. I added this to the recipe card below, just in case. Ugh…men and their meat, amiright? (Ha!).
Roll them up, put them in an casserole dish with about 1/2-1 inch of sauce covering the bottom and. you’re good to go. I did top mine with more ricotta and mozzarella, toped off with a dollop of more marinara and it was fabulous. So gooey, so cheesy, and just easy while remaining delicious.
These delicious and easy Lasagna Roll Ups come together quickly, and are great as a vegetarian, or non-vegetarian dish!
- 6 lasagna noodles
- 1.5 cups spinach, raw & washed
- 1 cup ricotta we made our own, but store bought is fine. See above for link on how you can make yours, too!
- 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
- 3 cups marinara sauce we made our own, but store bought is fine. See above for link on how you can make yours, too!
- 1 package ground turkey
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 2 tbsp italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 375.
Bring pot of water to boil, and fully boil lasagna noodles according to instructions. Strain, rinse with cold water, and toss with olive oil to prevent stickiness. Lay flat on parchment paper, or silicon baking mat (it's okay if the noodles are still somewhat wet!).
In casserole dish, add enough sauce to equate to 1/2-1 inch (1/2 inch if you prefer less sauce, 1 inch if you like yours extra saucey).
Slather ricotta cheese on lasagna noodle, follow with spinach, marinara sauce, and cheese. Roll as picture above indicates. Place into pan filled with marinara sauce.
Top lasagna rolls with leftover ricotta, mozzarella, and 1 tablespoon of marinara.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly. Serve, and enjoy!
Sauce ground turkey, marinara, and Italian spices together. In place of spinach in original recipe, replace with meat filling and continue to follow instructions. Enjoy!