Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups are one of my favorite vegetarian freezer meals. Although, I have been known to put cooked chicken there on occasion. Either way, they make a great family dinner.
(This post has been updated and reposted from 2011)
Listen, peeps. Some of you may think my kids eat anything. Boy, are you wrong. I try to offer my kids a variety of interesting, fun, and healthy foods. But, my 4-year-old is still one of the pickiest human beings alive. One of my great joys in life is getting him to try new things. You can imagine my elation tonight when he took one bite of his Spinach Lasagna Roll-Up and said, “Mommy, you said I was going to like these and you are right!”
I also love this meal because they not only serve as a great freezer meal but they also make great leftover lunches.
Even though I’m giving a play-by-play photo tutorial on the recipe, a printable version of this recipe is at the bottom of the post, as well as directions for freezing Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups.
Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups
First step is to lay out those cooked noodles.
Next, you’re going to spread some of that cheesy spinach mixture over the noodles.
Now spread some of that saucy goodness over the cheesy goodness. A lot of goodness happening right now.
Roll the noodle up, and place seam side down in pan. Repeat for other noodles.
Top entire casserole with remaining 1 jar of sauce sauce, remaining 1 cup mozzarella, and remaining 1 cup Parmesan cheese.
Bake in a preheated 350 F degree oven for 30 min, or until hot and bubbly. Cover it if it starts to get too brown.
Freezer Meal Note: Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups freeze beautifully and can be a great meal to take to a new mom! Just tell them to thaw them out and bake as directed below.
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Freezer meal, spinach lasagna roll recipe. A family favorite packed with spinach, marinara sauce, and yummy cheese!
- 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked whole wheat lasagna noodles
- 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided (separate out one cup)
- 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
- 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided (reserve 1 cup)
- 2 (28 ounces) jars marinara sauce, divided (reserve 1 jar)
- 1-2 cooked chicken breast chopped up (optional)
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles for 5 to 8 minutes (I cooked them for 7 minutes), or until just slightly underdone; drain and rinse. Coat with a bit of olive oil and lay noodles out flat on a cookie sheet.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together 1 cup mozzarella cheese (reserve 1 cup for later), ricotta cheese, egg, garlic, parsley, basil, pepper, salt, spinach, chicken (optional) and 1 cup Parmesan cheese (reserve 1 cup for later).
- Spread a thin layer of sauce on bottom of 9×13 pan (or two 8×8).
- Lay out a noodle on cookie sheet. Spread a layer of the cheese mixture on the noodle (I used two generous medium-sized cookie dough scoops per noodle), then add a layer of sauce (I used one cookie dough scoop of sauce).
- Roll the noodle up, and place seam side down in pan. Repeat for other noodles.
- Top entire casserole with the remaining jar of sauce, remaining 1 cup mozzarella, and remaining 1 cup Parmesan cheese.
- Bake in a preheated 350 F degree oven for 30 min, or until hot and bubbly. Cover it if it starts to get too brown.
Freezer Meal Directions:
To Freeze: Freeze this casserole after direction #6, after it’s put together but not baked. Be sure to tightly wrap the casserole in plastic wrap and/or foil before freezing.
To Prepare: To thaw, set in fridge for 24 hours. Cook as directed.
- Serving Size: 2 roll-ups per person
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