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Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups

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I love traditional lasagna with layers and layers of cheese, sauce, and vegetables. But my new favorite way to enjoy lasagna is in roll up form. You know, like fruit roll ups, but way better because it’s lasagna! Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups are fun to make and fun to eat!

I love making a big pan of lasagna roll ups so we can eat it all week-the leftovers are great. I have also put lasagna roll ups in the freezer and they freeze beautifully! Big time bonus! And I have made Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups for dinner parties. I can prepare the meal in advance, which is perfect for stress-free entertaining.  It’s always nice to get compliments on what you spent hours slaving over…oh wait, you don’t have to slave over this recipe. We will keep that our little secret:)

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To make the Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups, boil the lasagna noodles and make the spinach artichoke ricotta filling. Spread the filling evenly over the lasagna noodles and top with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. We always use my Easy Marinara Sauce. It’s the best and I promise it’s super easy!

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Next, it’s time to roll! This is the fun part! If you have kids, get them to help with this step. They will love it! Caleb is still too young to help, so I had Josh help instead:)

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Spoon some marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 pan and place the fat lasagna rolls in the pan. It is ok if they touch a little. Top the rolls with sauce and more cheese!

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Put the pan in the oven and plop down on the couch to watch your favorite TV show or curl up with a book while it bakes. Although you might not be able to concnetrate on a show or book because your house is going to smell like lasagna heaven and your tummy is going to be growling at you:)

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Pull the pan out of the oven and try to let it cool before diving in! The waiting is the hardest part!

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So if you were thinking about what to make for dinner tonight, I hope you are no longer thinking. I hope you are running to the kitchen to make Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups for dinner. Pasta rolled up with cheese, spinach, artichokes, and sauce…what’s not to love? I could eat Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups every night for dinner, but that’s how I roll:)

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Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups

Yield: Serves 12

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Instead of the traditional lasagna with layers, we rolled up our lasagna for a fun, easy, and delicious dinner. The spinach artichoke filling with cheese and marinara sauce is a family favorite!

Ingredients:

12 lasagna noodles
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 large egg
2 cloves garlic, minced
10-ounces frozen spinach, thawed, drained, and squeeze to remove water
1 cup chopped canned or jarred artichoke hearts
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Pinch of nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
4 cups Easy Marinara Sauce or your favorite sauce

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the salt and cook the lasagna noodles to al dente, according to package directions. Drain and carefully lay the lasagna noodles out flat on a large piece of parchment paper. Let sit to cool.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, egg, garlic, spinach, artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, basil, crushed red pepper, and nutmeg. Stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Line the bottom with marinara sauce, about 1/2 cup. Set aside.

4. Take about 1/4 cup of the ricotta spinach mixture and spread it evenly onto each lasagna noodle. Top each noodle with 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce. Carefully roll the noodles up and place them in the prepared pan. Top the lasagna rolls with the remaining marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Spray a large sheet of foil with cooking spray and cover the pan.

5. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted on top. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Note: To prepare the lasagna rolls in advance, roll them up, add the sauce and cheese and cover with foil and place in the fridge until ready to bake. I've made them a day before baking and they were still great. To freeze, bake and let cool to room temperature. Place in a freezer container and freeze. Reheat in the microwave. You can place a whole pan in the freezer and heat back up in the oven, but I like to freeze the rolls in individual servings for easy lunches and dinners.

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94 Responses to “Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups”

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    Erica — April 24, 2013 @ 4:36 am

    YUM! Spinach and artichoke rock together. I’m actually having a dinner party on Friday and am making traditional italian and mexican lasagnas. Gotta love a make ahead recipe!!

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    Yummy! I have always wanted to make lasagna roll ups! You make it look easy!!!

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    Great process photos! Would love to see more posts like this.

    • Two Peas replied: — April 24th, 2013 @ 9:47 am

      Thanks! Sometimes it’s hard to take process photos with our little pea running around, but I will try to do more:)

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    Carol | a cup of mascarpone — April 24, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    These are absolutely lovely! What a wonderful recipe…thanks for sharing!

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    Cindy Ferguson — April 24, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    I love your vegetarian recipes Maria, I can’t wait to try this one!

    • Two Peas replied: — April 24th, 2013 @ 9:47 am

      Thanks! I am glad you enjoy our veggie recipes!

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien — April 24, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Love the idea of adding the spinach and artichoke flare to lasagna! This looks just to die for. Can’t wait to try!

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    Kelly - Life made Sweeter — April 24, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Yum, love spinach and artichoke! These lasagna roll ups look so pretty and definitely adding this on my must make list! Thanks Maria!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — April 24, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Great idea, Maria. I love this meal!

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    Tieghan — April 24, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    Love this meal! So perfect, so pretty and I bet so delicious!

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    Oooooh, lady, these look SO good! Pinning and making ASAP!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — April 24, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    I made a similar version once and it was such a big hit plus it was so much fun to make. I don’t know why I don’t do rolls more often!

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    Taylor Locke — April 24, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Love the post! Thank you for including more photos! Seeing meals in action is so helpful!

    What are your freezing instructions?

    • Two Peas replied: — April 24th, 2013 @ 9:46 am

      I added a note to the recipe! I hope this helps!

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — April 24, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    We are HUGE lasagna roll up fans here… totally loving the spinach artichoke combo! Genius!

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    Jeana G. — April 24, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    This looks delicious! I love the addition of the artichokes.

    If you make it ahead of time, do you make it completely and then cover it and put it in the refrigerator until your ready to bake it? And I, too, would love the freezing instructions. I’m horrible at knowing how to freeze stuff.

    • Two Peas replied: — April 24th, 2013 @ 9:46 am

      I added a note to the recipe! :)

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — April 24, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Honey. Child. Please.

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    Gaby — April 24, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    oh I could so get into this!

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    Such a fabulous dinner idea! Love it!

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    Cookbook Queen — April 24, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    I LOVE freezer meals…this is perfect!!

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    Heather Christo — April 24, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    oh jeez- just so, so good….

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — April 24, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    Spinach and artichoke is my favorite filling for lasagna roll-ups! Love that you can freeze these!

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    I love rollups even though I hardly ever make them (usually it’s just traditional lasagna). But I have to tell you, everytime I make lasagna I always make one extra noodle, save a little bit of each ingredient, make one for myself once the lasagna is made and then just sit at the island and snack on it – not even baked. It’s the best thing!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — April 24, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Lasagna roll ups are so fun to make and delicious too! These look good and I love that they have artichoke in them.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — April 24, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    these rollups are so fun and make dinner easy peasy! love that it’s vegetarian too :) i love my veggies!!

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    Katrina Hall — April 24, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    Oh, my! Those are beautiful!

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    Paula — April 24, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    I’ve made lasagna roll ups before and yours look super yummy. I love that they look so fancy but they aren’t that hard to make. I love your vegetarian recipes!

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    marcie@flavorthemoments — April 24, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    These look super delicious. I like making meatless meals a few times a week, and I know we would all love these!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 24, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    These look too delicious!!! Definitely will be trying these soon!

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    marla — April 24, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    Sure is lookin like the best!!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 24, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Love these, so much fun to eat!

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    Lasagna roll-ups re so much more fun the the traditional way! Love the pictures, Maria!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — April 24, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    What a genius idea! I cant wait to make these!!

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    Such a scrumptious meal for weeknights or guests! These look delicious!

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    I made lasagna rollups for the first time this summer and they were so cute and tasty

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    Amanda — April 24, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    These look so amazing Maria :) I love the roll-up concept.

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    Urvashee — April 24, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    Gorgeous! Not a word I would usually use to describe lasagna but it is that- gorgeous. Love that it’s a time saver too Maria.

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    Kayley Maybe — April 24, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    Definitely going on my list for this weekend, although portobellas and zucchini are on sale at my local market, so I might switch up the fillings a little, and make some just plain for my two picky eaters. Yum!!

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    Just about died and went to heaven Maria. :) These are right up my alley! I love lasagna roll ups. And spinach lasagna! Making these ASAP my friend.

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    Yummy… Making this ASAP

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    tracy {pale yellow} — April 24, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    Great idea with the addition of artichokes and spinach, so springy! This looks like a much more manageable form of lasagna.

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    Joanne — April 24, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    I actually started making lasagna roll-ups last year and I’m never going back! The spinach artichoke combo is perfect for lasagna! Yum!

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