Lasagna Roll-Ups

Lasagna Roll-Ups

You won’t be able to wipe the smile off your kids faces after this meal. I can’t believe I didn’t think to do this myself. What Italian would overlook the idea of turning lasagna on its head (or, quite literally, on its side)….to make it more fun for kids. Scarlett and I had a blast preparing this dish and it was so easy we may eat lasagna rolls for the rest of our days.

I luckily had just returned from my parent’s home with a jar of my Dad’s famous, homemade sauce. If you don’t have an old, Italian man at the ready with fresh sauce, use your favorite store brand.

Lasagna Roll-Ups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup ricotta chesse
  • 1/1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese

Method

Preheat the oven to 400.

Cook your lasagne noodles in a large pot of boiling water until al dente, around 8 to 10 minutes.

Drain and place on a clean plate.

Lightly oil a small casserole dish, set aside.

Take each noodle and spread surface with Marinara sauce, a few leaves of the baby spinach, a couple dollops of ricotta and then sprinkle with mozzarella.

Roll each noodle and place in casserole dish seam down.

Spoon the leftover marinara sauce over top and sprinkle with the remaining mozzerella.

Finish with fresh, shaved parmesan.

Cook for about 20- to 25 minutes or until the sauce bubbles

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7 Comments

  1. heidi pyper
    June 21, 16:48 Reply

    That's genius.
    I'm making it tonight.
    Meatless Monday!

  2. Lesa
    June 21, 18:34 Reply

    These look amazing!! Quite possibly as amazing as Scarlett's expressions!

  3. Barbara Yankoski
    January 04, 22:50 Reply

    I made this earlier in the week for my husband and I. Two rolls each with salad as the side. Beautiful meal, so easy to prepare. Leftovers tonight with a different salad. Last week the OMG Chicken Parmesan. Again, fab, easy. Thanks so much. We are seniors w/o kiddies now and sooo bored with our usual meals. Thanks for helping me change things up.

  4. Jan
    January 18, 19:15 Reply

    I made this tonight with my daughter and Gwenyth Paltrow’s Go to Sauce. It was so much fun making it with my 10 yr old girl and it turned out fantastic. I even used whole wheat pasta noodles and they were great. My son who is not a big eater gobbled up a few portions…..then of course promptly requested the Wagamama cookies for dessert. Yum!

    • Laura Keogh
      January 20, 13:09 Reply

      Thanks so much for your note. I love making this dish with my daughter so I’m glad you had as much as we do. I also don’t blame him for craving the Wagamama cookie for dessert. I can eat that treat any time of day! Thank you so much for writing.

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