Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups
Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups – easy, healthy, and filling! Spinach and ricotta rolled up in cooked lasagna noodles. Only 224 calories per roll! If you’re looking for a healthy dinner recipe, these rolls are for you!
SPINACH LASAGNA ROLL UPS
The Donut Effect. There’s a little something I like to call the “Donut Effect”.
I eat pretty healthy most of the time. I feel like I’m always trying to convince you guys of that since you’ve seen what I post on here, but I really do.
Don’t get me wrong…I treat myself everyday to a little something.
But when I’ve been really watching it for a while I inevitably break down and indulge in something sweet…like a donut.
So good! So I think “Wow that was so good and I didn’t even gain any weight. I actually lost 2 pounds.”
So the next day, I eat four cookies. That probably won’t affect me at all either since the donut didn’t so I won’t even bother weighing myself today.
And even if I did gain weight, I lost weight yesterday so it’s all good.
The next day it’s brownies…but just half a pan…
From there, it’s pretty much a downward spiral.
OTHER ITALIAN RECIPES:
- Lasagna Cups
- Easy Baked Ziti
- Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells
- Pizza Rolls
- Taco Lasagna
- Pizza Monkey Bread
Spinach Lasagna Roll ups
- 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
- 1 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
- 1 15 ounce container ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
- salt and fresh pepper
- optional 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced
- 32 oz marinara sauce
- 9 Tablespoons part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350°. Make sure you drain the spinach well. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasonings, chicken, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry by patting them with a paper towel. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over a noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
- Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 Tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.
- To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.
adapted from Skinny Taste
Great recipe. I used a couple handfuls of chopped fresh spinach and about 3/4 pound cooked ground turkey. We all know lasagna prep makes for a messy kitchen but this is worth it!
Glad you liked it!
Hi, can you supply the sodium level for this recipe. On restricted diet, so have to be very careful. I used to make a similar recipe years ago, but misplaced the recipe. If I remember correctly, I first put s layer of sauce in bottom of pan, and then topped with the lasagna rolls. It kept the rolls from sticking to the pan and helped surround the flavor throughout the roll.
Thanks for sharing.
Oh, try using LED bulbs! Definitely last longer!
Same for this one. I’ve added the nutritional info but that will vary greatly with the brands you use so I would suggest using MyFitnessPal.
I replaced the spinach with steamed baby kale. Was delicious…. thanks for your recipe that is so easily convertible to what we have at home.
Thank you! And yes the recipe card has a bug in it.
This sounds so yummy I can’t wait to try it, but more importantly to bake cool and individually freezer wrap. My husband has cancer and so often we come in from a day on the road to and from the Dr and or Hospital to have a lack luster and or meal value dinner. As I read this all I could think about was, “Wish I could have pulled one of these out of my freezer last night!” I will be making these in the next few days. Thank you.
Oh man. Praying for your husband! Glad to meet you!
What’s the cholesterol count on this recipe. Trying to make my husband low cholesterol foods
I’m not sure. Sorry!
Just got done making these and they’re in the oven baking! I’m so excited to try them. They look DELISH! ♡ I was able to fit 11 into my baking dish, and I feel like I was able to put more than 1/3 of a cup of filling into each also. I actually still had some left over after making 11 rollups. Extra rollups… I’m not gonna complain! Extra filling… also, not gonna complain! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Would these freeze well after baking?
I am wanting to make these, but I would like to use FRESH spinach…. How can I change up the recipe a little to use the Fresh instead?? Will it make a big difference?
Shouldn’t make a big difference at all!
made these tonight and they were freakin’ fantastic. My family loved them too and they were so easy to make. Thanks for making me look like a rock star yet again Christy!
Haha. Katie, you’re welcome!
prep time? cook time?
Prep time: about 15 minutes. Cook time: 40 minutes.
Your recipe says 22 hours and 14 minutes.
Sounds lovely, but I will be using cottage cheese instead of the suggested ricotta. Many Thanks!
A great subsitution!
What do you recommend doing if you have left over filling?
Hmm. Spread it on toast? Haha. I’m not sure.
Second batch to make if extra ingredients you make (small batch)
These were pretty good. I made almost a double batch and froze them 4 at a time unbaked in small aluminum pans from dollar tree. Makes easy dinners for my hubby and I on busy nights.
A niece of mine posted this recipe on Facebook about a month ago…and I said these will be my New Year’s Day dinner!!! Well I made them and oh gosh were they GOOD!!! Sooooooo easy to make!!! Instant hit with my dinner company…and my hubby and stepson Jeff said I had a new Top Five recipe!!! Thank You for sharing!!
I was wondering if you think they would go in the microwave instead of being baked in the oven? My boyfriend’s office has no oven and we tried baking them first then putting in the fridge and then reheating them in the microwave, but they weren’t as good anymore. Do you think they could be stored into the fridge after rolling them and then just “baking” them in the microwave ? Have u had any experience with that yet?
Thanks for the delicious recipe !!! 😀
I’m sorry. I’ve never tried it. Wish I could be more help.
Hi! I can’t see a reason why this wouldn’t work but have you tried making them the night before and storing them in the fridge until they are ready to bake? They look delicious but I’d love a make-ahead option for week nights. =)
Should totally be okay that way!!
OMG! this was Delicious! I used Alfredo sauce it was wonderful!
I’ve been making a similar, but not quite as healthy, version of this for many years. Instead of spinach my recipe uses crab meat. They are called Seafood Lasagne Roll Ups. Yum! I need to try your version some time too. Thanks for sharing.
I was wondering if there was a good substitute for the egg or should I just not include it?
I just wouldn’t include it. You should be fine.
I made this tonight with a few differences, I used no boil noodles (soaked), and I added mushrooms to the spinach and cheese mixture. It was good, but on the dry side. Any suggestions?? more sauce around the rolls? another egg to the mixture? Im looking forward to making it again, pretty easy for how complicated it appears! yum
More sauce should do the trick!
Just made these tonight and they are a hit in my home! They are so delicious! Even my picky eater ate and loved them and didn’t realize there was spinach in them. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
These are amazing!!!! I’m just now learning to cook (sad, I know, but I’m fresh out of my parents house) and these were incredibly easy and they turned out great! My boyfriend was so impressed that he’s copying the recipe to make them for his fire station. This is my new go to place for recipes! Thank you 🙂
Yay! Glad you loved them!
Remember 90% of being a good cook is willing to cook. Treat as an adventure and not a chore and you will amaze yourself
Can the lasagna be stored in the freezer until we are ready to bake the dish later in the week? I know you said the Mexican or tex-mex lasagna that is on another page could be stored in the freezer..
Yes, definitely. It freezes well.
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This also makes a great freezer meal. I just made it for my sister who had a baby last week. After I roll them I freeze them on the wax paper, then use my food saver to package them once they are frozen. I delivered it to my sister with a loaf of bread and a jar of sauce and was able to give her and her husband 2 meals they can quickly and easily make whenever they need to.
Wow! Great idea.
Looks delicious. Can these be individually frozen?
Can you freeze these?
Yes! they freeze great.
I just cooked these and they are great! I used roasted tomato and garlic tomato sauce instead and mixed in a little mozzarella with the filling. I was preparing for it to take a lot longer but it was super easy especially after a long day at work!
I absolutely love your blog, It was making your easy chicken cordon blue the first time I realized hey I CAN cook! I come here regularly for recipes, and I remembered this one cuz I have some spinach I need to use. Now i am becoming a great chef and I seriously thank you!
P.s. the ham and cheese sliders are so good, they are another fave of yours!
I have made these..don’t remember where I found the recipe. I use whole wheat lasagna noodles and cottage cheese in place of the ricotta! You really cannot tell the difference; they just taste lighter overall. Sometimes I will shred up some fresh spinach..that also gives it a lighter feeling. My boyfriend absolutely loves these!
I came across these by mistake. So glad I did, I made them for dinner tonight and OMG loved them! Oh and I have 2 boys who are the fussiest when it comes to food, but not one complaint! Thankyou, I am now a regular reader!!
Made these last night with ground turkey instead of chicken. Definite hit! Couldn’t wait to share it with my friends!
BkwJLS Im obliged for the post. Awesome.
These were amazing! I’m single and wanted some freezer-dinners, and this is perfect.
I used ground turkey [which was great], and ended up with over a cup of extra lasagna stuffing. Looks like I’ll be making more soon!
Thanks so much! I have pinned so many recipes from your blog [caramel apple cider cookies are next]; you’ve actually gotten me excited to cook =)
Just made these for colleagues at lunch! All loved it. I knew people were trying to be healthy, so the portions worked great. I didn’t want to serve a messy lasagna, either.
Thinking about it now, I could have prepped the night before, and just added the red sauce and mozzarella before putting into the oven.
It has the same taste/effect as stuffed shells, but people love the presentation!
In the future, I might venture into adding some shredded zucchini or squash in or on the rolls (I love adding that into veggie lasagna).
Just made these for dinner tonight and my whole family loved them! To save on time, I bought a rotisserie chicken and chopped part of that up to mix in. I have 2 girls, aged 6 and 9 and they even asked for seconds! My 6 year old is very picky and does not eat spinach under normal circumstances! This is a keeper!
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Made these last night, and seriously, they are delicious. I have shared your blog with so many people, thank’s for the great recipe!
I made these tonight! So delicious!
just stumbled upon this recipe and made it last night! yum! and super easy!
Hi! Found this link on pinterest and have had it pinned for awhile now. My family has been doing Meatless Monday…and this dish has been the overwhelming favorite thus far. Thanks for the recipe!
I make this on Meatless Monday a lot! It’s easy, healthy, and delicious!
I just stumbled upon your blog a few weeks back and I needed to tell you that I adore your blog. Every recipe I have tried has been a hit for my family of 7.
I’ve had this bookmarked for a while until I had the chance to make it, and let me tell you- it was a big hit! My boyfriend went for thirds, and it was fun to make! I loved rolling up the noodles… ahh, the simple pleasures in life 🙂 Thanks for the killer recipe!
The Donut Effect… I thought that was only me! Glad to know there are more of us out there 🙂
This recipe looks fantastic, can’t wait to give it a whirl!
Omg. I ran across a photo of these on Pinterest and thought they looked good. I made them tonight (I used sausage rather than chicken, so I’m sure that screws the calorie count…) omg. Delicious. This was the first recipe/time I’ve seen your blog. I’m officially a fan.
So glad you liked them. I agree they are heavy on the spinach so I wasn’t sure my family would like them but as my son was downing it, he said “I don’t even like spinach, why am I eating this?”
Because it’s good.
I made these for dinner last night using this recipe, and they were amazing! My husband, daughter and I are not big spinach eaters, but mixing it in with the cheeses was a great idea. My girl had 2 rolls, and would have gone back for a 3rd. The leftovers we had went to work with the hubster today and I’ve already been asked to make it again. Next time I’ll double the recipe to ensure leftovers for everyone!
2 recipes tried, 2 recipes loved! Thank you for posting!
Oh my! What a clever way to use lasagna. I am going to make these tomorrow for dinner! They look yummy and super fun to make. Thanks for sharing!
Delicious, I SO must try and make those. Notice the 3 letter word? TRY! ha, they look so good!
I definietly know what you are talkign about with the “donut effect” I have those days! Thankfully, they are mostly in the past, thank GOD, because if you knew my history, youd be proud of me now! 🙂
But yes, I certainly do have my days where I allow my sweets!
These look lovely! I really like the idea of a lasagna roll. It makes going back for seconds not as tempting!
These look great! It’s like pre-portioned lasagna. Yum!
Oh the Donut effect…sounds so familiar!
But your are teensy, so have no need to worry.
WOW they look YUMMY!
I love lasagne, but don’t always have the freezer room to make a whole one for myself and freeze half.
These will certainly save me the hassle 🙂
PS. I know how you feel about feeling you have to prove the healthy eating thing!
I just started a blog, intending it to be about healthy cheap food, but this weekend all I’ve done is bake!!! And cake is far from healthy 😛
The idea of making my own lasagna has always intimidated me but I think even I couldn’t screw this one up! Thanks so much for sharing!
These look so good! I cant wait to make them!
@shafeena “These are 6 WW points plus and 224 calories per roll. I added one some garlic and Italian seasonings to the mix which shouldn’t change the points. I used some spaghetti sauce I had on hand also added one diced chicken breast to add a little protein so if you add that you will need to adjust your points according to those.”
Christy these look delicious! Thank you Christy and Gina! I can’t wait to try them. I’ve always wanted to make a lasagna dish but I never have…..I will definetly have to give this a try! 🙂
Looks incredibly yummy ! cannot imagine how many calories that is !
Cannot wait to try the recipe !