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Pesto Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups {Freezer Meal}

These freezer friendly pesto spinach lasagna roll ups are quick and easy to make ahead of time! Stock up so you'll be ready for those busy week nights!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lasagna rolls
Servings: 6
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

Ingredients for Basic Lasagna Roll Ups:

  • 1 Box Lasagna Noodles about 15 noodles
  • 10 oz Fresh Spinach blanched, minced, and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 6 oz Basil Pesto I love Kirkland brand
  • 1 Egg

Additional Ingredients for Breaded Crunchified Lasagna Roll Ups:

  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Flour divided in half
  • 1 tsp . Salt divided in half
  • 1/4 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1 Tbsp Milk

Instructions

Prepping for the Freezer:

  • In a large stockpot bring water to a boil, add noodles, boil until al dente. Strain, rinse with cold water and return to pot with lid on so they don't dry out while rolling.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together spinach (remember to squeeze the blanched spinach before and after mincing. Excess water will ruin this recipe) parmesan, mozzarella, pesto, and 1 egg.
  • On a cutting board, lay out a noodle and scoop 3 heaping tsp. of spinach pesto mixture onto the noodle, one in the middle and one on either end, spread around evenly, and then roll up from one end of the other. Tight enough that it stays rolled but not so tight that you squish out the filling. This may take a couple tries. Then place on a parchment lines cookie sheet.
  • Once your cookie sheet is filled with roll up, make sure they aren't touching. Flash freeze for 20 minutes.
  • *Now you have two options. You can 1: remove partially frozen roll-ups from the fridge and place into a freezer bag as is and freezer until ready to use. These can be heated up individually in the microwave for 1 ½ minutes each, or you can cook according to the instructions below, or 2: Go on to the breading stage for yummy, crunchy roll ups.

Breading Freezer Prep:

  • While you are flash freezing the roll ups; get three bowls for dredging and breading.
  • In one bowl place 1 egg and 1 Tbsp. milk, beat well.
  • In Second bowl place 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 tsp. of salt, mix.
  • In third bowl, mix bread crumbs, 1/4 cup flour, basil, oregano, pepper, and 1/2 tsp. salt.
  • Remove partially frozen roll ups from freezer. Working one at a time, placing back on the same cookie sheet when done with each one, lightly coat roll up with flour, then dip in egg wash, and then coat with bread crumbs. Once all are coated, place back in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • Place in a freezer bag and store in freezer until ready to eat.

Breaded Cooking Instructions (from frozen)

  • Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet at least half an inch apart. I usually use a dozen per cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Serve with a side of marinara or Alfredo for dipping.

Unbreaded Cooking Instructions (from frozen)

  • Place in a rectangle 13x9 pan. They can be touching in the pan, or placed slightly apart for easier serving. Cover with a white sauce or marinara and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Roll | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5145IU | Vitamin C: 13.3mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3.2mg