Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Rolls

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Rolls

This classic, yet simple, recipe uses fresh lasagna sheets rolled around a creamy ricotta and spinach filling, nestled in a delicious marinara sauce and topped with melting mozzarella and parmesan.

1 hr 45 mins total time

30 mins active time


Serves 4



  • 7 oz spinach

    stems removed

  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 1 small onion

    finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic

    divided, minced

  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 8½ oz fresh lasagna sheets

    (eight 6-inch squares)

  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 cup (3½ oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup (¾ oz) grated parmesan cheese


  • 1Blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds then transfer to a bowl of iced water to stop it from cooking.
  • 2Drain and squeeze out the excess liquid. Cut into ½-inch pieces.
  • 3Place a saucepan over medium heat, add the oil and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, or until starting to soften. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Transfer to a heatproof bowl.
  • 4Add the spinach and ricotta to the onion mixture and stir to combine. Using a microplane, grate over the lemon zest to capture the zest and oil. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • 5Place a saucepan over medium heat, add the remaining oil and garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute, or until golden brown. Add the tomatoes, remaining salt and sugar and stir to combine. Pour the sauce into a 12 x 7½ x 2-inch baking dish.
  • 6Place approximately 1/3 cup of the filling onto a lasagna sheet along bottom edge and roll to enclose the filling. Repeat with the remaining sheets and filling.
  • 7Insert the wire rack into position 6. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 8Gently press the join side down into the sauce. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and parmesan.
  • 9To prevent sticking, top with parchment paper and then cover with foil.
  • 10Once preheated, place in the oven and start the timer. When the Rotate Remind signals, remove the foil and parchment paper and rotate the dish.
  • 11The lasagna rolls should be golden brown and bubbling. If not, give it a bit more.
  • 12Cool for 10 minutes before serving.