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!
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:)
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!
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:)
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!
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 concentrate 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:)
Pull the pan out of the oven and try to let it cool before diving in! The waiting is the hardest part!
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:)
Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Line the bottom with marinara sauce, about ½ cup. Set aside.
- Take about ¼ 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.
- 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.
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Thanks so much for your quick reply!! I’m planning on making them for tonight’s dinner and am not an experienced cook so I really appreciate your extra feedback!
Just rolled these up and put them in the fridge to bake for tomorrow:) It was hard for me to get 12 of these in though.. I had to fill up the space in the middle too. But this thing tasted great raw too, haha, so it doesn’t matter if the baking doesn’t get all the way through- I hope.
this is REALLY delicious!
Thanks fir the recipe. Have you ever had extras that you wanted to freeze (before cooking) ? If yes what did you freeze them in to prevent freezer burn?
Freeze in a freezer container.
Those look so good! I am excited to try them!
I did not make this recipe but my daughter did. OUTSTANDING!!!!! Thus I am here to get the recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Can you use fresh spinach instead of frozen ?
I am making this tonight but am using Alfredo sauce instead of marinara sauce.
These look delish! I’m going to make these and freeze in single serving portions for my son in university. Do you have directions for reheating in a microwave?
I made it slightly different but it was amazing! Thank you thank you thank you.
I love love this recipe! I tell everyone about you & your lovely family!!!
These are delicious! They were easy to make and the quick marinara sauce is a winner!! So glad I made them.
what kind pasta for lasagna
We make this all the time. A family favorite ❤️
I made them yesterday for dinner. I followed the recipe exactly and used my own sauce. I thought it might take less time to put together than the regular lasagna but it really took about the same time. However, serving the lasagna was so much neater and easier. I had one roll up and my husband had several. The flavors were excellent and I will definitely make again. Can’t wait until we can have people over so I can share with friends and family!
I’ve stored this recipe as one of my favorites. Sometimes I make them in advance a freeze them. My husband don’t eat meat so I’ll fix this and have fish for him and chicken for the rest of the family.
Been using this recipe for years and came back today to check the calories (love it even more now). I love the rollup because it is basically proportioned! So versatile too, can add meat and other veggies into individual rollups so that everyone enjoys it. I usually have too much for one pan and will make a few extra to full my 8×8 pan as well. Thanks for a family fav 3 years running!
Making this Sunday! Mmmmmm with a fresh homemade loaf of bread and a salad!
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