Monday, November 18, 2013

Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups

Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups | Cooking on the Front Burner

Yesterday we had a "let's not go out of the house" day.  The weather was gloomy and I had enough to keep me busy doing the usual Sunday prep before the work week starts - cleaning, laundry, etc.  The one thing I usually do is my menu planning and grocery shopping.  I just was not in the mood to do that.  Luckily I had bought the ingredients for this dish last week... whew!  So I stayed home in my comfy sweat pants and didn't bother putting on make-up either.... yay!

This recipe came from a cookbook I found at a thrift store called The Lighter Side of Italy.  All the recipe titles are in Italian first - this one is called Rotolo di Lasagna con Spinaci - meaning Lasagna Rolls with Spinach.  The inside first page says "For Bonnie and Bob - Buon Appetito from Nancy"  I have found many tasty recipes to try. 

Lasagna Rolls with Spinach

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Adapted from The Lighter Side of Italy
  • 6 lasagna (do not use no boil)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallots
  • 1/2 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 10 pkg frozen spinach (defrosted and squeezed dry)
  • 1 cup ricotta (whole or skim)
  • S&P
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • dash of grated nutmeg
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  1. Cook the lasagna for 10 minutes then drain and rinse with cold water. Lay on wax paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 375
  3. Saute the shallots and mushrooms in olive oil over medium heat until the liquid has mostly boiled off. Add spinach and continue to saute for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Remove from heat and place mixture in a large bowl and cool for 15 minutes.
  4. Add ricotta cheese, lemon juice, nutmeg and S&P; mixing well.
  5. Divide mixture 6 ways and spread onto each noodle; roll up and place in a 9x13 baking dish that has been sprayed with PAM. (seam side down)
  6. Top with the sauce and then the cheese.
  7. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until hot and then serve.
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This is a great vegetarian dish though in order to please the DIY Guy, I roasted some Italian sausage for him on the side.

Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups | Cooking on the Front Burner #lasagna

Grab a glass of vino and you are all set!  Mangia!


  1. Looks Delicious Deb. I made something similar to this years ago--still looks yummy. Looks like it needs to be on my menu this week. I think I have most every thing in the fridge/pantry. I actually cleaned out my fridge today and made the best pizza. Bits of cheese, pepperoni, olives, mushrooms a chunk of red pepper. Stuff that could easily have been trashed made a delicious pizza. I am proud! Feels good to use stuff you have purchased.

  2. I've had this dish in Abruzzo and it is delicious!

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

  3. These look delicious, Deb! :) Pinned & sharing!

  4. I'm a huge fan of spinach lasagna - and I love the idea of rolling it up instead of laying it like normal. I'm sure my kiddos would this it was pretty special :)

  5. Deb, this is such a fabulous dish...especially when accompanied by a glass of red wine. I occasionally make Giada's version of this recipe. Have a good week! Joan

  6. Looks wonderful Deb! We love lasagna and this would be such a great fun dish to sneak in more vegetables for my boys. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. My daughter was just asking for spinach lasagna. Roll ups would be so much fun. Thanks for putting this up on foodie friday.

  8. Yeah for staying home and cooking in sweat pants! :) This recipe sound amazing, love the shallots and mushrooms in this dish. Totally need to try it Deb, beautiful pictures!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

  9. Oh, girl, this does sound like a great meal for a stay at home day. Thanks for the recipe.
    Heidi’s Wanderings

  10. I've seen a few of these lasagna rollup recipes. They all look good but I especially like yours because it's meat free! Now you know I love to eat meet but sometimes I just want a good vegetarian meal and this is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing, Deb! I might have to make this this week since I am off all week! :) Well, except for Monday. ;)

  11. Wow. These roll-ups look so amazing! What a delicious recipe! Pinning!

  12. Looks delicious Deb! Perfect "meat free" meal. Pinning and making soon!

  13. your roll ups are gorgeous! mine never turn out that pretty

  14. Deb, I love those kinds of days (confession: my entire weekend was like a long stay indoors day :). This looks so good and comforting!


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