This is one of those recipes that came about because I really suck at making lasagna the regular way, LOL. It always ends up too sloppy and saucy and just slipping and sliding around so I stick to what I know, which is rolling them bitches up and calling it a DAY! I had so many boxes of lasagne sitting in the pantry + some bagged spinach I wanted to use up so BOOM- Lasagna Spinach Roll Ups!
I filled these with a mixture of sautéed spinach, and a spicy herby ricotta mixture that makes it SO good (same as the ricotta mix in my spicy eggplant parm). The key is to season every part of this recipe from the sauce to the filling because that’s what creates the different layers of flavor and brings everything together.
How to Prep for This Recipe:
- Start by first boiling the water and cooking the lasagna sheets, once they’ve cooked, drain them and then toss them back into the pot you cooked them in with a bit of oil and water so they don’t stick to each other.
- Next, start by doing all of the chopping and prepping for the spinach mixture and the ricotta mixture. Using this amazing chopper from Amazon will definitely make things go quicker.
- The spicy ricotta mixture can be made upto 2 days ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.
- If you don’t have fresh spinach, you can use frozen spinach. Just be sure to drain out the liquid from the frozen spinach after thawing it, very well.
Tips on Rolling the Lasagna:
- Before you spread the lasagne sheets with the ricotta, make sure the sheet is dry, pat it gently with a paper towel to remove an excess liquid so the ricotta doesn’t slide off.
- Be modest with the amount of ricotta mixture you smear on because once it gets rolled up, too much ricotta will be overwhelming in each bite. Same with the spinach mixture
- The mozzarella cheese is what helps keep the lasagna roll closed tightly so be generous here!
What Sauce to Use for Lasagna Roll Ups:
- I prefer to use Rao’s Arrabiatta Sauce because it tastes so fresh, and has garlic and spice but any jarred pasta sauce will work well here or a homemade version!
Hope you all enjoy this recipe and if you make it, be sure to tag me on @thechutneylife so I can see all of your hard work !
Happy Eating !