These Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagna Rolls are a quick and easy way to enjoy the comfort of lasagna. Packed with veggies, they are a great fall meal!
It’s super foggy and dreary and cold here every morning. Which means we’ve officially used up our 4 days of fall and have made the crossover from summer to winter. Sure, we have four seasons here: beginning of summer, summer, holy crap is it still summer?, and winter. It’s lovely. Really.
Since our foggy winter is upon us, it’s time to start breaking out some serious comfort food.
And since I’m wishing away “fall” by looking forward to Christmas, it’s time to pack all the pumpkin-y goodness in now. Every fall I usually make this White Chicken Lasagna with Pumpkin and Spinach, which is one of my all time favorite meals, ever. I’m a pasta lover, a cheese lover and a pumpkin lover, and that lasagna is the most delicious, comforting meal ever. But… it’s kind of a bit of work. Which is totally OK some days when I feel like cranking up the Christmas music and spending the day in the kitchen.
This particular day I wanted something a little quicker and easier, but I was dreaming of the magical pumpkin and ricotta combo. These lasagna rolls were the perfect solution!
- 1 tsp olive oil
- ½ onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
- ¾ cup chicken stock
- 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed in a dish towel
- 15 oz ricotta cheese
- ½ cup grate Parmesan cheese
- 1 large egg
- 9 lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add pumpkin and chicken stock, stir everything together and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, season with salt & pepper, and removed from heat.
- In a medium bowl, combine spinach, ricotta, ½ cup Parmesan and egg. Season with salt & pepper and stir until well combined.
- Spread about ½ cup of the pumpkin sauce in the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish.
- Spread a thin layer of ricotta mixture along each lasagna noodle. Starting at one end, roll the ricotta-covered noodles up. Place rolls into the baking dish.
- Cover rolls with remaining pumpkin sauce, then sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top.
- Cover with tin foil and bake 40 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Recipe adapted from Skinny Taste.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
These lasagna rolls definitely sound like a great way to break into fall (or end fall with in your area)! I love the pumpkin and spinach combo, Jess! It so creative and definitely kicks lasagna to a whole new level!
Thanks, Gayle!! They were SO yummy! 🙂
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
It is getting super cold here too. Fall is officially here! These lasagna roll ups sound delicious! And so pretty!
Thanks, Natalie! I actually made them for a friend who just had a baby… maybe you could put out some requests! I wish I lived closer so I could bring you some!! :-*
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Lasagna rolls is one of my favorite ways to do lasagna — these are so fun! I’m looking forward to all the Christmas-y goodness coming! 😉
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These have to be the prettiest lasagna rolls I’ve ever seen! Love the color and the combination of pumpkin and spinach!
Jessica - The Novice Chef says
Oh this looks so amazing! I love how colorful it is. I would have to add some sage since it’s my favorite savory pumpkin partner. 😉
Ohhh yes! Sage would definitely be an awesome addition! Great idea!
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
Goodness! 4 days of winter? We have just had 2 weeks of rain and darkness followed by 2 days of sun followed by 2 weeks of rain and darkness! I’m coming to California! I will spend my 4 days of winter there eating all this pumpkin lasagna! YUM!
It’s been cold here too and all we want is comfort food. These lasagna rolls are the perfect way to prepare lasagna! Love the pumpkin and spinach!
Beverley @ sweaty&fit says
Omg, i am sooo pleased i found this recipe! I have a container of ricotta in the fridge and a can of pumpkin puree in the pantry waiting to be used. Looks delicious!
Yay!! Hope you try it!! 🙂
Amy @ fearless homemaker says
I absolutely love pumpkin in pasta dishes — it is so good with savory flavors! And these lasagna roll-ups look divine. So perfect for a cool fall dinner. Mmmm.
What a great lasagna! I have never had pumpkin in lasagna before, but this definitely sounds like something that I would really enjoy. Perfect for fall/Christmas. Yum.
Thanks, Amanda! It was super yummy!
[email protected] says
Today itself I was thinking, that I need to make lasagna and now I see this!! The flavors sound divine and look so delicious!
They are!! Perfect for fall! 🙂 Thanks, Ami!
Amy (Savory Moments) says
These is a delicious looking fall dinner!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
These are winter comfort food perfection! Love how creamy they look, especially with pumpkin. Can I have these for dinner?!
Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron says
Ha ha! Here it goes: winter. Still winter. WTF is spring?! Spring. Summer (blink and you miss it) and Winter. No fall, just straight to winter, ha ha! Love the looks of these lasagna roll ups, I have yet to try roll-ups but they look so good!
LOL! Ok, I guess I’d rather have extra summer than extra winter!!!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
EEEK! I LOVE lasagna rolls, and these are perfect for all this cold nasty weather we have been getting! The pumpkin and spinach flavors in here are perfection! Cheers and thanks for making me drool!!! 🙂
Annie @ The Garlic Diaries says
I LOVE this! So perfect for fall :). The flavors sound so delicious. Can’t wait to try this one! Pinned!
Sam @ SugarSpunRun says
This dish is beautiful and oh-so perfectly comforting and seasonal! Great recipe, Jess, I’m positive it’s worth the extra work 😀
Jess I LOVE this! I make a spicy pumpkin pasta that we totally love so I know this would be a keeper in our house! I love that it is meatless too!
Thanks, Annie!! I definitely cook meatless 60-70% of the time now and I kind of love it!
Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction says
I love lasagna, it’s such a comfort meal. I love your pumpkin version, so perfect for autumn!
Thanks, Marsha! It was really yummy!
Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says
I am a huge lasagna lover. This looks amazing. Total comfort food!!
Valentina | The Baking Fairy says
Ha! Your comment about fall made me giggle cause I can totally relate. Today was ridiculously cold (at least for my Texas self) so I think winter has come! These look incredible, I’m loving the pumpkin-spinach-ricotta combo!
I’m loving the colder weather….FINALLY! These roll ups would be perfect for the chilly fall evenings we’re having, and I love that you used pumpkin!
Made these yesterday. I think I put too much ricotta/spinach mix on the noodles as I only got 7 made. Oops. I guess that explains just how FILLING they were! I thought I’d easily eat 3, but I struggled to finish the 2nd one! Quite tasty, though I don’t think I added enough salt to the mix. :/ Nice and easy to make so I think I’ll be doing this again sometime… Once I finally finish these ones! 🙂
This is a go to recipe for me! I actually add a pound of cooked sweet Italian sausage to the ricotta and spinach mixture, and a pinch of nutmeg. With the extra ingredient, I am able to make 12 full lasagna rolls! The taste of fall, but great for the entire year. Perfect comfort food!