Tomato-Basil Lasagna Rolls

Tomato-Basil Lasagna RollsRecipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell


Canned artichokes give the rich filling its meaty heft. Feel free to sub sautéed 'shrooms or spinach.


Makes 10 servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 190
Fat 5 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 9 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 590 mg
Calcium 120 mg


10 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 cup finely chopped sweet onion
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced and divided
1 (24-oz.) jar tomato-and-basil pasta sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
2 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1 (14-oz.) can baby artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1/4 cup torn fresh basil
1/4 cup (1 oz.) freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
Toppings: fresh basil, Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain pasta (do not rinse); arrange in a single layer on a piece of lightly greased aluminum foil or wax paper.

2. Sauté onion in hot oil in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat 7 to 8 minutes or until caramelized. Add two-thirds of minced garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in tomato sauce and next 2 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Stir together ricotta and cream cheese until smooth. Stir in artichoke hearts, next 3 ingredients, and remaining minced garlic. Spread 1/4 cup cheese mixture on 1 noodle. Roll up firmly, and place, seam side down, into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles and cheese. Spoon tomato sauce over lasagna rolls.

4. Bake, covered, at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until thoroughly heated and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with desired toppings.

Note: We tested with Classico Tomato & Basil pasta sauce.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving (not including toppings).