Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups – Cooking with Kids Recipe

Spinach Lasagna Roll UpsAnother yummy family-approved dinner recipe!  This one will have your kids running to the table. :-)

These lasagna rolls do have spinach, so some family members might be a little cautious, but at least have them try it… in our house we call it a “no thank you bite”.  The spinach is barely noticeable as it blends nicely with the cheese.  They’ll realize how yummy it is and want more!

I absolutely loved watching the kids make these rolls.  I couldn’t believe how quickly they caught on and how nice the rolls looked.  When we took them out of the oven, they were so proud.  They couldn’t stop smiling.

This recipe would also work great to prep ahead and freeze.  Just make sure to fully thaw before baking to ensure even heating.

OK, let’s start cooking. Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need:

Spinach Lasagna Roll Up - Mason adding the egg

Mason adding the egg

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups - Mason adding the cottage cheese

Mason adding the cottage cheese

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups - adding sauce to the pan

Adding sauce to the pan

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups - spreading the cheese filling

Spreading the cheese filling

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups: ...adding more cheese

…adding more cheese

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups: rolling the cheese filled lasagna noodles

Rolling the cheese filled lasagna noodles

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups: topping each roll off with a little cheese

Lily topping each roll off with a little cheese

Spinach Lasagna Roll Up


Every child’s ability varies depending on maturity or cognitive and physical ability.  Parents need to use their own discretion when assigning tasks.  These are general guidelines for the Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups.

18 months – 3 years old

  • Name and count ingredients with child
  • Pour ingredients into mixing bowl
  • Spread spaghetti sauce in pan
  • Help spoon spaghetti sauce over lasagna rolls
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of rolls

3 – 5 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • Measure ingredients
  • Scoop and spread cheese on noodles, may need assistance
  • Roll noodles
  • Arrange rolls in pan

6 – 7 years old

  • All of the younger tasks

8 – 9 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • Use a grater to shred mozzarella cheese

10 –12 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • Use oven to bake lasagna rolls


  • Wash everyone’s hands!
  • Clean all work surfaces before starting.
  • Leave tasting until the end. Your child might not understand the difference between a ready-to-eat ingredient and a raw unsafe ingredient.
  • It is okay for your kitchen to get a little messy.
  • Keep in mind that your child is learning, so patience is key!


Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 10 rolls
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Stacey Weichelt, RDN, CD


  • <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>10oz spinach thawed, drained</span>
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese reserve for top
  • <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>32oz spaghetti sauce</span>
  • 10 lasagna noodles cook according to package


  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package.
  • Spread ¾ cup of spaghetti sauce into a 9”x13” pan and set aside.
  • Combine spinach, egg, cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese and stir until evenly combined.
  • Spread 1/3 cup of the cheese filling evenly across the length of the noodle.
  • <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>Roll the noodle. Start by folding the edge over and continuing to roll the full length of the noodle. You should see a spiral on each side. Repeat until all noodles are filled and rolled.</span>
  • Arrange each roll in pan so they are at least 1 inch apart. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over each roll. Top each roll with 1 Tbsp of cheese.
  • Bake at 350℉ for 20-25 minutes or until they have cooked through.


Tip: Try not to over stir the noodles when boiling; it could lead to breaking or tearing the noodles.


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