Spinach Lasagna Rolls

I have a confession to make….

I’ve never made lasagna.

I know, right?

I’m not sure why. I’ve sat at my mom’s table and watched her put it together so many times that I’m sure I could do it, probably without a recipe. It’s time-consuming, but it doesn’t seem complicated.

Still, for some reason or another, I’ve never made it. Maybe I just like to eat my mom’s lasagna.

I do, however, make a pretty fantastic spinach lasagna roll.

It’s basically lasagna, just cooked into individual servings.

I love the addition of spinach, because my kids will eat it this way. Anything that gets a three-year-old and a one-year-old to eat spinach is a winner in my book!

My recipe is a little different from most recipes you’ve probably seen for lasagna and lasagna rolls. Instead of ricotta cheese, I use cottage cheese. It’s a little trick that I learn from my momma. You’ll never notice the difference, and it’s so much cheaper – ricotta cheese isn’t cheap! If anything, the substitution gives it a milder flavor, making this dish more kid-friendly.

 

Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 10 frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
  • 16 ounces cottage cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 32 ounces jarred pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine spinach, cottage cheese, parmesan, Italian seasoning, egg, salt and pepper.mixed
  3. Ladle one cup of pasta sauce into the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish, making sure the entire bottom of the dish is coated.
  4. Lay the cooked lasagna noodles out on wax paper; make sure they are completely dry.noodles
  5. Spread 1/3 cup of the spinach and cheese mixture onto each noodle.noodles spread
  6. Roll each noodle up and place them in the baking dish, seam side down.rolled
  7. Cover the rolled noodles in the remaining sauce, and sprinkle each roll with cheese.rolls coveredrolls cheesed
  8. Cover will foil and bake 45 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.finished rolls
  9. Let stand five minutes before eating.

 

Enjoy!

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Comments: 15

  1. Jessica 13 September, 2012 at 12:37 am Reply

    Very tasty! Love for you to link this recipe (and a couple others if you’d like!) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com. Hope to see you there!

  2. Michelle 21 December, 2012 at 11:29 am Reply

    These look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please link back to us and come back Sunday to vote.

  3. lulu 21 December, 2012 at 10:53 pm Reply

    Lasagna is a favorite at our house, and I love the idea of the rolls. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Kathy's Kitchen & Raw Nutrition 18 January, 2013 at 10:20 am Reply

    Well, I’ve never made lasagna rolls, but I think I might have to now! Thanks for this great idea!

    • admin 18 January, 2013 at 10:25 am Reply

      Give it a try! This is definitely on of my favorites!

  5. mylifeasis8 18 January, 2013 at 9:12 pm Reply

    This looks heavenly as well!!!

  6. Erica 5 February, 2013 at 6:49 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness these look amazing!

  7. Karen 12 February, 2013 at 2:39 pm Reply

    found you on the kids in the kitchen blog hop. I made something similar with my son and he loved it.

  8. Blackbox _cosmeticsd 13 February, 2013 at 4:14 pm Reply

    what a great recipe, i am going to make it tonight for dinner ,thanks for sharing.
    found u on the blog hop.
    http://14surgar.blogspot.com/

  9. Evelyn @ My Turn for us 16 February, 2013 at 10:04 am Reply

    Love this!! Pinning:)

    PS I have an awesome ipad mini giveaway on the blog today:)

  10. Lisa 18 February, 2013 at 8:49 pm Reply

    These look SO good! Wow. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-)

  11. Melissa @Red, White and Blueberries 19 February, 2013 at 4:49 pm Reply

    I’ve been wanting to try lasagna rolls but have been a bit scared. Thanks for dropping these by the Favorite Things Party!

  12. Maria P 2 March, 2013 at 4:49 pm Reply

    thanks, I’ll stick with the Ricotta!!! but the rolls are a good idea………

  13. Melissa M. 3 March, 2013 at 3:53 pm Reply

    this is a very yummy recipe. glad i tried it and will definitely make again.

    • admin 3 March, 2013 at 9:11 pm Reply

      So glad you liked it, and thanks for letting me know! :-)

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