Lasagna Roll Ups with Sausage and Spinach

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These lasagna roll ups are filled with sweet Italian sausage, spinach, ricotta cheese, and a zesty marinara tomato sauce. They’re just as comforting and filling as traditional lasagna, but they’re a lot easier to make and they take less time to bake!

Confession:  I’m a horrible procrastinator.  Wait…that didn’t sound right.  I’m not horrible at it.  Actually, I’m a great procrastinator.  Stellar, really. This post should have been written two weeks ago.  But I procrastinated and now here we are, almost at the end of the year.  Wait. I can explain.

Lasagna roll ups are a much easier way to enjoy this Italian comfort food. Stuffed with sweet Italian sausage, spinach, ricotta cheese, and a zesty marinara sauce, they'll become your new favorite Italian dinner. Get the recipe from itsyummi.com

I had a huge burst of kitchen energy the week after Thanksgiving, and I spent most of it in the kitchen cooking and baking.  I even took some great photos. But then the memory card from my camera went missing for a few hours and as I was looking for it, I noticed that it was snowing.  Snow depresses me, friends.

Why do I live in Wisconsin?  It’s all about the cheese and the greatest football team in the nation, baby!

Anyhoo, I got all bummed out about the snow, so I decided to curl up under a comfy blanket and listen to some Moody Blues.  ‘Cause there’s nothing better than listening to depressing music when you’re depressed.

M’kay, maybe not.

So I ended up falling asleep for a nice afternoon nap, after which, I woke up feeling like I could eat an entire slow cooker full of Italian beef.

When I opened the door to the fridge, these little lasagna roll ups were the first thing to call my name and wave at me. So the gorgeous bundles were eaten before I had a chance to take photos of them.

Fast forward 2 weeks and I made another batch of them. This batch. Which didn’t turn out nearly as pretty as the first time, but dang, they sure were delicious!

Lasagna roll ups are a much easier way to enjoy this Italian comfort food. Stuffed with sweet Italian sausage, spinach, ricotta cheese, and a zesty marinara sauce, they'll become your new favorite Italian dinner. Get the recipe from itsyummi.com

Lasagna roll ups are the perfect comfort food when you’re cold, depressed, and stuck in a horrible rut of procrastination.  Or just when you’re feeling awesome and just looking for something delicious to eat for dinner.

Whichever.

Whatever you do, don’t forget dessert. I recommend some key lime cheesecake, or if you’re into chocolate, how about a double chocolate bundt cake. It’s topped with my fabulously famous 3-ingredient chocolate ganache (made without heavy cream!)

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe, from ItsYummi.com

OK. Now back to this lasagna recipe.

What fillings will you use in your lasagna roll ups?

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Sausage Lasagna Roll-ups

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Yields 4-6

Tender lasagna noodles are filled with sweet Italian sausage, spinach, ricotta cheese, and a zesty marinara sauce.

Ingredients

  • 8 lasagna noodles, cooked al-dente
  • 1 pound ground sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive or grapeseed oil
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
  • 8 oz fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 32 oz marinara sauce (homemade or jarred)
  • 1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Ladle about 1 cup marinara sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking dish.
  3. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned and no pink remains. Remove from heat, drain, and let cool slightly.
  4. Combine cooked sausage, spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, HALF of the mozzarella, egg, salt, black and red pepper (if using), in a medium bowl.
  5. Place a piece of wax or parchment paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. If necessary, pat noodles dry with paper toweling.
  6. Take 1/4 cup of sausage mixture and spread evenly over one noodle. Repeat until all noodles are covered. Roll each noodle carefully and place seam side down into the baking dish.
  7. Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of mozzerella cheese over noodles.
  8. Cover and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Dainty-Chef.com
http://dainty-chef.com/2012/06/spinach-lasagna-rollups.html

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Lasagna roll ups are a much easier way to enjoy this Italian comfort food. Stuffed with sweet Italian sausage, spinach, ricotta cheese, and a zesty marinara sauce, they'll become your new favorite Italian dinner. Get the recipe from itsyummi.com


Lasagna roll ups are a much easier way to enjoy this Italian comfort food. Stuffed with sweet Italian sausage, spinach, ricotta cheese, and a zesty marinara sauce, they'll become your new favorite Italian dinner. Get the recipe from itsyummi.com

15 Replies to "Lasagna Roll Ups with Sausage and Spinach"

  • CakeSpy December 28, 2015 (10:30 am)

    The first concert I ever saw live was the Moody Blues. 🙂

    These little morsels of rolled up carbohydrate spinach sausage bliss look fantastic. If it ever cools down here I must try them! 🙂

    • Chef Bec December 28, 2015 (11:10 am)

      You saw the Moody Blues live in concert AND you called my lasagna rollups morsels of fantastic carbohydrates! This makes you an incredibly awesome person, Jessie!!

  • Liz March 26, 2015 (6:51 am)

    Spinach lasagna is my favorite – and is it just me, or does lasagna almost always fall apart when you get it out of the pan with a spatula! I bet the “roll-ups” solves that!

    • Chef Becca March 26, 2015 (7:40 am)

      Haha, Liz! You are soright! Unless you let lasagna set up for 20 minutes after it cooks, it’s a gooey, messy pile of cheesy deliciousness. Even the roll-ups oozed a bit, but they sure were delicious!

  • Sara January 4, 2015 (10:19 pm)

    This meal turned out so well. I wanted a spinach dish that my husband would eat, and not only did he eat it he says it is one of his favorites. Not only does it taste amazing, but it is also really easy to make. A real winner!

    • Chef Becca January 5, 2015 (9:22 am)

      Sara, thank you SO much for letting me know, and I’m delighted to hear that you and husband enjoyed the spinach roll-ups. It’s so much easier than assembling a big lasagna, too!

  • Kim Beaulieu May 5, 2013 (11:16 pm)

    Dude this is seriously amazing. I’ll be right over m’kay.

    • Becca Heflin May 6, 2013 (9:02 am)

      YES, PLEASE get your tush over here! Hurry up, Bestie… I’m hungry!

  • lovefoodies February 18, 2013 (11:29 am)

    I love the idea of using sausage in lasagne, what an inspiration! Love spinach too, so will definitely be trying this recipe out. thanks very much for sharing it with us 🙂

  • Sara DeLeeuw January 8, 2013 (9:40 am)

    What a great recipe! I am going to have to try this one! Thanks Becca!!

  • adam @unorthodoxepicure January 6, 2013 (7:21 pm)

    Moody Blues? Oh, geez… At least the spinach lasagna roll-ups are anything but depressing. Bravo!

  • trissa January 6, 2013 (6:49 pm)

    Just another delightful dish that is so mouth watering. I absolutely love it when you are so transparent and share not only your love and TALENT of cooking, but also your heart.

    • Becca January 6, 2013 (6:52 pm)

      I know I can be kinda crazy at times, but I sure do appreciate that there are people who love me despite crazy self, Trissa! Thank you <3

  • [email protected] and Biscuits January 6, 2013 (6:01 am)

    What an eye catching dish, Becca! I hope your mood has lightened and your energy returned.

    Happy New Year!

    • Becca January 6, 2013 (9:49 am)

      Thanks so much, Jackie! My nasty mood has definitely gotten better…thanks in part to your lovely comment! 🙂

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