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Lasagna Rolls

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These Lasagna Rolls are a fabulous alternative to the typical layered lasagna. Filled with spinach, ricotta and prosciutto, the flavor is unforgettable!

Lasagna Rolls on a square white plate garnished with basil

Lasagna Rolls

This delectable twist on lasagna uses a few bowls and pans, and is probably not the swiftest dinner idea in the midst of our unprecedented heat wave.  I went ahead and baked it anyway. My daughter ADORES this pasta, so it was worth seeing her smile when she saw these lasagna rolls come out of the oven.  I have mentioned before that she avoids most meats, but the diced up prosciutto does not seem to bother her sensitive palate.  Mums the word on this secret ingredient.

Lasagna Rolls in a white ceramic casserole on a red napkin

Pure Comfort!

Lasagna is one of those comfort foods I yearn for once the cool weather sets in. Full of gooey cheese and pasta, it’s hearty and delicious. These lasagna rolls are a bit lighter, so are marvelous all year round.  My usual lasagna has loads of mozzarella and a hearty sausage sauce, compared to a spinach ricotta filling and marinara topping. Granted there is a bechamel involved and a cup of shredded mozzarella. I think you’ll love this flavorful pasta!  Buon Appetito, my friends!

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Lasagna Rolls

Lasagna Rolls

!Adapted from Giada's Family Dinners

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons flour (Wondra is my preference)
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • A few grinds of fresh black pepper
  • A couple grinds of fresh nutmeg
  • 15-ounce container of ricotta cheese
  • 10-ounce package frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan plus more to sprinkling on top
  • 3 ounces prosciutto, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 12 ounces lasagna noodles, cooked in salted water
  • 2 cups of your favorite marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella


  1. To make the bechamel sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk for a couple minutes. Whisk in the milk. Increase the heat and allow to simmer while whisking till thick and smooth, about 3 minutes. Whisk the salt, pepper, and nutmeg into the bechamel sauce.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450º.
  3. Whisk the ricotta, spinach, 1 cup Parmesan, prosciutto, egg, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl to blend. Set aside.
  4. Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour the bechamel sauce over the bottom of the prepared dish. Spread about 3 tablespoons of ricotta mixture evenly over each noodle. Starting at 1 end, roll each noodle like a jelly roll. Lay the lasagna rolls seam side down over the bechamel sauce. Repeat with the remaining noodles and ricotta mixture. Spoon the marinara sauce over the lasagna rolls. Sprinkle the mozzarella plus a couple more tablespoons of Parmesan over the lasagna rolls.
  5. Cover tightly with foil and bake until heated through, about 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until the cheese on top becomes golden, about 15 minutes longer. Let stand before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 104mg Sodium: 1687mg Carbohydrates: 37g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 8g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 29g


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109 comments on “Lasagna Rolls”

  1. Oh I would love to win this 🙂 Nice giveaway! Lasagna roll-ups look delicious! I am already a facebook follower! yea me!

  2. That lasagna looks fabulous and what great tutorials you have here! I would follow you anywhere on the net..wouldnt miss a minute…I believe I have you covered! Thanks for the opportunity of this great giveaway!

  3. How fun! I love lasagna, but I’ve never tried making lasagna rolls. The dish looks fantastic!

  4. What a great idea to roll them up. It has its own individual servings. I have to be sneaky and slip some veggies in and not let my daugher know. She doesnt have a sensative stomach just picky.

  5. Congrats on those awesome stats! What a fun idea to make roll shaped lasagna – it looks super yummy. 🙂

  6. i am a facebook fan!! these rolls look soooo good!!! (i don’t know if my comment is posting so i’m trying again)

    jpinnick86 (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. i follow your blog via google reader, does that count? lol

    jpinnick86 (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Que bela ideia, esta lasanha ficou perfeita!! Adorei a receita!!

  9. This lasagna looks delicious, I would like to attempt one day. And congratulations on the milestones, well done. FYI I live outside US so in case does not know that and selects me anyway, I will gift the giveaway to you:)

  10. This meal is really great!! Lasagne is my favourite!! I loved the way tou made them.

  11. Lovely rolls Lizzy with the fillings. Congrats on hitting 500 followers and also the 1,000 fan on fb. Keep sharing more wonderful recipes and more fans and followers will come by, take care.

  12. Great giveaway. Love all your dishes. I’m a Google follower.

  13. I’m also a Facebook follower.

  14. Congrats on the milestones!
    Love the lasagna rolls! I have had this recipe bookmarked for a long time, now I must try it! Great photos as always.

  15. And you know I happily follow you on FB too!

  16. I love these lasagna rolls. Such a neat way to eat a very delicious dish!

  17. Lizzy-your lasagna rolls brings me back fond memories from the eighties and nineties. That’s the last time I made them, and they were mostly for my caterings. Love Giada’s version with the proscioutto! Great job you did with them. Yumm!!!

    Love your giveaway! The planks are really super nice, and the spice rubs, are so awesome, as well!

  18. Was thinking the Lasagna Rolls would be great for small households as you could freeze small or individual portions! Looks great! I am already a follower but would love the prize giveaway! oxox

  19. I love this lasagne! yummy! Finally no problem with cutting the portions! My hubby’s gonna love it! He would be more than happy too, if we got the giveaway prize!!! :)))

  20. Delicious lasagna rolls! It’s so funny but I just made these over the weekend!! They were so tasty, especially with the creamy ricotta.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Congrats on reaching such a milestone. I’m already a follower!

  21. These look and sound Yummy!! I am a follower here and just added you to my Facebook 🙂

  22. I’ve been staying away from the oven too but we love lasagna and now I want to make it! I love the proscuitto in this. Happy celebration!!!

  23. Liz, love your blog! You are such a good Mom, your lasagne looks like lots of love going into a great dish – Bet Katie loves it….

    Congrats on 500 followers and 1000 facebook fans! woohoo.


  24. This is a great way to prepare lasagna! The rolls are more compact making it easier to serve, rather than cutting into the noodles. Thanks for sharing.

  25. And then I saw her face, Now I’m a follower, Not a trace Of doubt in my mind, I’m in love, I’m a
    follower, I couldn’t leave her If I tried….I thought good food was nothing more than fairy tales. Isn’t this a song???? Or did I make it up? Hee hee….Ally’s Oma

  26. Congrats on the 1000! I’m a loyal Facebook fan. Love your recipes.

  27. I follow your blog by email subscription, does that count?

  28. I am as excited to try this Lasagna recipe as I am about the give away!

  29. The lasagna rolls look really tasty, I like the prosciutto here.

  30. Yum! I love lasagna rolls! I’m a follower 🙂

  31. Wow! Congratulations Liz and thanks for all the great recipes and for a great blog!
    Cathy Brydges

  32. These lasagna rolls look great! I follow your RSS feed.

  33. I am also a fan on Facebook

  34. I have made those lasagna rolls before and they are so easy and tasty 🙂 Definitely a crowd pleaser! I’m a follower already!

  35. Love your lasagna rolls I have to do soon, will, be a really success here Lizzy! gloria

  36. You have now put these lasagna rolls on my To-Make list! OMG decadent! I may have to add in a handful more of that prosciutto. :))

    I LOOOOOVE your blog…Congratulations!!!
    I’m a fan on Facebook!

  37. You have now put these lasagna rolls on my To-Make list! OMG decadent! I may have to add in more prosciutto! :))

    I Looooove your blog! Congratulations!!! I am a fan on Facebook!

  38. I follow you blog! And I love lasagne rolls! Yummy!

  39. I am a facebook fan too. Not sure why blogger wont let me post as me…

  40. “Like” you on Facebook,

  41. GFC follower of your blog

  42. Oh it looks so delicious 🙂 I haven’t made Lasagna in a while now 🙂 I can’t wait to try this 🙂

  43. I am a fan on Facebook! Great giveaway 🙂


  44. Those look fantastic! I’m wondering now if you could make them into appetizers on skewers or something…Hmmm…

    *runs to kitchen to experiment*

    Congrats on your milestones!

  45. I was already a GFC follower!!

  46. and now I’m a fan of your facebook page!

  47. Hi Liz 🙂 Not only am I a follower but we’ve had a wonderful week of Liz-food. Had the stir-fried asparagus Tues evening (YUMMMMM!!!) and your pot roast last night. Thank you SO much for the wonderful recipes. Hugs, Kate @ kateiscooking

  48. me again… Facebook friend too 🙂 Hugs, Kate @ kateiscooking

  49. Congratulations on your milestones! Your blog is fantastic 🙂 I made Giada’s lasagna rolls a while ago and absolutely loved them.

    I didn’t realize you had a facebook page, I’m a fan now!

  50. Wow, love that idea, my hubby is a big lasagna fan so this will be a must try for sure. ! Yours came out beautifully! You have been buzzed!

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