Giada's Lasagna Rolls

"Giada is a genius. I have actually made these ahead of time - just place them on a baking sheet in the freezer, and then transfer to a freezer bag when they're hard. When ready to eat: Pour some sauce on top and bake at 325°F for 30-40 minutes (I went low and slow from freezer to table). Super easy meal for entertaining or fast weekday dinner!"
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Whisk the ricotta, spinach, 1 cup Parmesan, prosciutto, egg, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl to blend.
  • 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.
  • Butter a 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Pour 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 sauce in the dish.
  • Repeat with the remaining noodles and ricotta mixture. Spoon 1 cup of 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.

Questions & Replies

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  1. lets_coexist
    I can't tolerate pasta or much in the way of rice either but I'm wondering if I could make this with slices of zucchini instead. Or is there something else I can use?
  2. Amy W.
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  1. m007_sag
    This recipe is missing a crucial element - the sauce. The sauce you are directed to pour in bottom of dish is a white/bechamel sauce. This is a superb recipe for outstanding lasagna rolls but without the bechamel sauce your lasagna rolls end up a tad on the dry side. The extra step is worth it, you won't be disappointed!
  2. anonymous177
    it was delish thank you!
  3. ladyhardhat
    This is a fantastic, crowd pleasing recipe. I use double the red sauce when I make it as it seems a bit dry otherwise. I've also done this with whole wheat pasta, 1% milk, low sugar marinara, reduced fat ricotta, and wheat flour to give it a healthier twist. Yes, it's not the same glorious full calorie/fat taste but it's a pretty decent alternative. I haven't calculated the nutritional change yet.
  4. suger902
    Fantastic and can be done ahead!
  5. Teriffic
    Awesome. I used Beef instead. Family loved this



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