Lasagna Roll-Ups are a fun, creative, and delicious twist on traditional lasagna.
A lasagna noodle is rolled around a mouth-watering cheese and meat sauce filling.
And serving Lasagna Roll-Ups is so convenient! When you take your platter from the oven, you already have delicious single-serve pieces ready to be plated.
I promise, when you serve these up, the reaction will be, "Where has this been my whole life?!" This recipe deserves a place in your collection.
And because they are made as single-serve pieces, you don't have to worry that the whole thing will slide apart in a gooey mess on the plate.
Lasagna Roll Ups belongs there: a recipe that's easy to make and gives you every bit of that comforting lasagna texture and flavor!
Why This Lasagna-Roll Ups Recipe Works
EASY TO MAKE - You won't break a sweat! Just spread, roll, and bake.
KID-FRIENDLY - The little ones will love helping and eating this fun twist on lasagna.
PORTION CONTROL - Each roll-up is a single serving, making knowing how much you eat easier.
FREEZER-FRIENDLY - Make it now enjoy it later. Perfect for busy days.
Please check the recipe card below for a detailed, printable ingredient list.
PASTA - You'll need lasagna noodles that you boil first. Oven-ready or no-boil noodles won't work. I like to cook the lasagna pasta very al dente. Meaning that I undercook the pasta by 30 seconds to a minute less than the lowest recommended cooking time).
MEAT - You can use any ground meat. 80/20 will be the most flavorful but have the most highest fat content, and 96/4 is the leanest ground beef. I typically opt for 85/15 and drain the excess grease after I brown the ground beef.
SAUCE - The type of pasta sauce you'll choose depends on your own preferences. I often choose Marinara sauce or Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce.
CHEESES - I like a triple cheese combination consisting of Ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, and Mozzarella cheese for this lasagna.
EGG - One large egg acts as a binder for the cheese mixture and adds an extra bit of protein.
PARSLEY - This is optional, but I love adding freshly chopped parsley to the cheese mixture. It adds a bit of delicious peppery sweetness. This is one of the few times that I won't substitute fresh parsley with dried spices if I don't have fresh parsley.
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How To Make Lasagna Roll Ups
Please check the printable recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
- Preheat the oven to 375º Fahrenheit and cook lasagna noodles.
- Prepare the meat sauce in a skillet and mix the cheese sauce in a large bowl.
- Lay out cooked noodles, spread cheese sauce, then meat sauce, and roll 'em up!
- Place in a casserole dish, top with remaining meat and cheese, and bake for 20-25 minutes.
TIP: If you're using ground beef with a higher fat content, such as 80/20 or 85/15, you don't need to add oil to brown the meat. If you're using 96/4, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Recipe Succes Stips
Spraying the casserole dish is a good idea so that nothing sticks.
Even though they are roll-ups, serve them with a spatula or spoon. Tongs will squeeze the cheesy goodness out of the rollup.
It's easy to customize the filling in your roll-ups to satisfy everyone if someone likes more of your hearty meat sauce and less cheese, no problem!
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER - Adds a nutty, crunchy element that complements the soft and cheesy roll-ups.
HOMEMADE BREAD - Freshly baked bread is perfect for mopping up any extra sauce.
SOUP - A light, broth-based soup can start your meal off on a cozy note.
STORE - Place any remaining roll-ups in an airtight container to keep them fresh. Put the containers in the fridge as soon as possible to ensure they stay tasty. Aim to enjoy them within the next 3 days.
FREEZE - If you're making these in advance or have a lot extra, freezing is a great option. For the best taste, freeze individual roll-ups before cooking them. That way, the cheese stays just the way you like it. Just make sure to wrap each one tightly and place them in a freezer-safe container. You can keep them frozen for up to 2 months.
Oven - Turn your oven on to 350º Fahrenheit. Put the roll-ups in an oven-safe dish and cover it with foil. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until they get hot.
Air Fryer - If you have an air fryer, set it to 350º Fahrenheit. Place the roll-ups inside and cook for about 8-10 minutes. Check to make sure they're warm all the way through before you dig in.
Microwave - If you need to eat now and can't wait, put a roll-up on a microwave-safe plate. Heat on high for about 1-2 minutes.
Easy Salads To Serve With Lasagna Roll-Ups
OMA'S GERMAN CUCUMBER SALAD - Easy to make, incredibly refreshing, and delicious.
CREAMY GERMAN CUCUMBER SALALD - The 'other' German cucumber salad.
CHOPPED GREEK SALAD - Refreshing summer salad
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad - The perfect salad to sneak in some extra veggies!
Classic Pea Salad - The perfect potluck, party, or side salad.
Lasagna Roll Ups
- 12 pieces lasagna noodles cooked
- 1¼ pounds ground meat
- 36 ounces marinara sauce
- PREP - Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and lay out the cooked lasagna noodles flat. Set aside.
- MEAT SAUCE - Use a large skillet and brown meat over medium heat. Once cooked, drain any excess fat. Add the pasta sauce and simmer until warm.
- CHEESE SAUCE - Combine ricotta cheese, beaten egg, 1 cup mozzarella, ½ cup parmesan, and parsley in a large bowl.
- ROLL-UPS - Spread the cheese sauce equally onto each lasagna noodle. Mix ¾ of the meat sauce onto each lasagna noodle, covering the cheese filling.
- WRAP UP - Roll the lasagna noodles. Transfer the rolls to a casserole dish and top with the remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
- BAKE - Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20-25 minutes at 375° Fahrenheit. Remove the foil and cook for another 15-20 minutes.