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These Vegetarian Lasagna Roll Ups are combine zucchini with ricotta and parmesan cheeses and marinara sauce. These individual lasagnas are so delicious and bake much faster than traditional lasagna!

Vegetarian Lasagna Roll Ups in a rectangular baking dish garnished with fresh basil

Vegetarian lasagna roll ups are a fun twist on traditional lasagna that’s just so delicious. They’re popular because you can make them in much less time than regular lasagna, not to mention lower in calories!

You can make these for a homestyle dinner or dress them up for a party or potluck! They’re also fabulous for special occasions like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s or simply a date night.

How to Make Vegetarian Lasagna Roll Ups

Start by cooking the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions. Another option is to use no-boil or oven-ready lasagna noodles to save time.

Vegetarian Lasagna Roll Ups - this closeup photo shows zucchini lasagna roll ups in a pan ready to serve with chopped fresh basil on top

The next step is making the ricotta filling. Start by crushing garlic and finely grating two zucchinis. Then, sauté the garlic and zucchini for about 5-7 minutes to evaporate the excess water.

Now it’s time to make the filling by combining the sautéed zucchini with ricotta, parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a bowl. It should resemble a thick paste. Spread about 4-5 tablespoons of the zucchini filling evenly onto each noodle, and roll it up tight with your fingers.

Spread some marinara on the baking dish (to prevent sticking) and then place the roll ups seam side down on top. Finally, top with some additional sauce and grated mozzarella cheese. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling on top.

Here’s a summary of the main steps to make vegetarian lasagna roll ups:

Process steps including making the filling and spreading onto the noodles

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Serving Ideas for Vegetarian Lasagna Rolls

You can serve these lasagna rolls with a caesar salad or green salad and some crusty Italian bread. They’re also delicious with a side vegetable such as steamed broccoli.

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Vegetarian Lasagna Roll Ups

These Vegetarian Lasagna Roll Ups are individual vegetable lasagnas combining zucchini and garlic with ricotta, parmesan and marinara sauce.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Lasagna

  • 8 lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • chopped fresh basil, optional for garnish

Zucchini Filling

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 1/4 cups ricotta cheese, part skim
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and set aside a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, crush garlic cloves and finely grate zucchini, patting dry with paper towels to remove excess water.
  • Place a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil and garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Add zucchini and saute for 4-5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, combine zucchini, ricotta, parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. 
  • Lay noodles out flat on a work surface and spread 1/3 cup of zucchini mixture across each noodle.
  • Roll up each noodle into a bundle with your fingertips, and set aside.
  • Spread 1 cup of marinara sauce into baking dish. Place rolled noodles seam-side down onto marinara.
  • Top with the remaining marinara sauce and sprinkle with the mozzarella.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and top with optional basil before serving.

Notes

  • Vegetables: You can substitute fresh mushrooms, spinach, or peeled eggplant for zucchini in this recipe. Just chop finely or pulse several times in a food processor.
  • Make Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 2 days ahead of time. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Reheat in the oven for 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Lasagna Roll Ups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 679mg28%
Potassium 614mg18%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 885IU18%
Vitamin C 17.9mg22%
Calcium 304mg30%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: vegetarian lasagna roll ups, vegetarian lasagna rolls
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Vegetarian Lasagna Roll Ups are – Really easy to make and are a guilt-free way to enjoy the pleasure of lasagna. All you need is a few simple ingredients: lasagna noodles, zucchini, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella, oil, garlic, egg, marinara and fresh basil for garnish. A perfect healthy dinner for the whole family!

Editor note: Published Sept 29, 2016 and updated Nov 2, 2018