Lasagna Rolls

  • prep time25 min
  • total time 75 min
  • serves 6
Giada De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis Everyday Italian

These "lasagna rolls" resemble cannelloni and are stuffed with spinach, ricotta, prosciutto and covered in a marinara and bechamel sauce.

507 Ratings
Directions for: Lasagna Rolls



2 Tbsp unsalted butter

4 tsp all-purpose flour

1 ¼ cups whole milk

¼ tsp salt

⅛ tsp ground black pepper

1 pinch ground nutmeg


1 (15-oz) container whole milk ricotta cheese

1 (10-oz) pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry

1 cup Parmesan, grated

3 oz prosciutto, thinly sliced chopped

1 large egg, beaten to blend

¾ tsp salt, plus more for salting water

½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground

2 Tbsp olive oil

12 lasagna noodles, uncooked

2 cups marinara sauce

1 cup mozzarella, shredded (about 4 oz)



1. To make the sauce: Melt the butter in a heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and whisk for 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk. Increase the heat to medium-high. Whisk the sauce until it comes to a simmer and is thick and smooth, about 3 minutes. Whisk the salt, pepper, and nutmeg into the bechamel sauce.


1. Preheat the oven to 450ºF.

2. Whisk the ricotta, spinach, 1 cup Parmesan, prosciutto, egg, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl to blend.

3. Add a tablespoon or 2 of oil to a large pot of boiling salted water. Boil the noodles until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Arrange the noodles in a single layer on a baking sheet to prevent them from sticking.

4. Butter a 13-by-9-by-2-inch glass baking dish. Pour the bechamel sauce over the bottom of the prepared dish. Lay out 4 lasagna noodles on a work surface, then spread about 3 tablespoons of ricotta mixture evenly over each noodle. Starting at 1 end, roll each noodle like a jelly roll. Lay the lasagna rolls seam side down, without touching, atop the bechamel sauce in the dish. Repeat with the remaining noodles and ricotta mixture. Spoon 1 cup of marinara sauce over the lasagna rolls. Sprinkle the mozzarella and remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan over the lasagna rolls. Cover tightly with foil. Bake until heated through and the sauce bubbles, about 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until the cheese on top becomes golden, about 15 minutes longer. Let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the remaining marinara sauce in a heavy small saucepan over medium heat until hot, and serve alongside.

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