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Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups

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These soft pillows a.k.a chicken lasagna roll-ups made with healthy white sauce, artichoke hearts and spinach filling, wrapped in brown rice pasta. Topped with cheese and tomato sauce, then baked. These were delicious and so much fun to make! Easy and fun for kids to roll too.

Love hearty pasta dishes? You might also like this slow cooker red pepper lasagna, roasted cauliflower mac and cheese, penne with olives, tomato and goat’s cheese, or one-pot taco pasta!

Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups

I’m not going to pretend it’s your next 30-minute dinner idea but lasagna roll ups are quite easy. That’s why if 12 roll ups is too much, just freeze the leftovers and save time. Plus, most lasagna pasta comes in a package of 12. If I use only 8, I always don’t know what to do with the remaining 4. Might as well cook them all if you already made a big mess in the kitchen.:)

My family already love my Instant Pot lasagna, so I’m not surprised they love this too. Then again, my kids love any pasta dish with lots of cheese – like my healthy mac n’ cheese, chicken parmesan pasta, and one-pot chili mac (with beer!). I recently made them Instant Pot chicken alfredo too and they loved the creamy sauce.

And if you would like to skip pasta but enjoy the taste of lasagna, try my zucchini lasagna!

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How to Make Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups

  1. Cook pasta as per package instructions, drain and lay flat on parchment paper. package of brown rice pasta lasagna noodles
  2. Preheat large skillet on medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add garlic and onions, saute until translucent. Add flour and stir it vigorously with onions and garlic. Add milk and stir until combined. Let cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add artichoke hearts, chicken and pepper; stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low-medium and cook for 20 minutes, uncovered. Turn off heat, add spinach and stir to combine.Lasagna sauce in skillet
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray, add 1 cup of tomato sauce and spread it evenly with spatula.
  5. Fill each pasta sheet with 1/4 – 1/3 cup of chicken artichoke mixture and 2 tbsp cheese. Repeat with remaining pasta and filling. Roll each chicken lasagna roll and place tightly in a baking dish: 6 rolls in 1 row, 2 rows.rolling a Chicken Lasagna Roll Up
  6. Top with remaining 1 cup of tomato sauce and 1 cup of cheese, distributing evenly among all rolls. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm. Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups with shredded cheese on top

As for the artichokes, I used Kirkland marinated in oil artichoke hearts, in a jar. I drained them and squeezed out the oil really well with my hands. You can also use frozen ones. Just thaw them on a counter overnight or defrost in a microwave and make sure to squeeze out the water really well. I have never seen artichokes packed in water. Hey, those work if you can find them. Also make sure to try my chicken with artichokes.

More Wholesome Healthy Pasta Dishes

You might also enjoy this spinach artichoke quinoa casserole or browse through my collection of healthy one-pot vegetarian meals!

Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups

Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups

These healthy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups made with whole wheat or brown rice pasta, artichoke hearts and white sauce are fun to make with kids and make a fancy tasty dinner.
5 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 52 minutes
Servings: 12 roll-ups
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

  • 12 lasagna pasta sheets 1 box, whole wheat or brown rice
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 - 3 medium onions finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp flour whole wheat
  • 2 cups any milk I used unsweetened almond
  • 2 cups marinated artichoke hearts well drained and finely chopped
  • 1 lb boneless & skinless chicken breasts diced
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups spinach coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups tomato sauce divided*
  • 2 + 1/2 cups any shredded cheese divided (I used Mexican blend)
  • Cooking spray I use Misto

Instructions

  • Cook pasta as per package instructions, drain and lay flat on parchment paper.
  • Preheat large skillet on medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add garlic and onions, saute until translucent. Add flour and stir it vigorously with onions and garlic. Add milk and stir until combined. Let cook 2 minutes.
  • Add artichoke hearts, chicken and pepper; stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low-medium and cook for 20 minutes, uncovered. Turn off heat, add spinach and stir to combine.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray, add 1 cup of tomato sauce and spread it evenly with spatula.
  • Fill each pasta sheet with 1/4 - 1/3 cup of chicken artichoke mixture and 2 tbsp cheese. Repeat with remaining pasta and filling. Roll each chicken lasagna roll and place tightly in a baking dish: 6 rolls in 1 row, 2 rows.
  • Top with remaining 1 cup of tomato sauce and 1 cup of cheese, distributing evenly among all rolls. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.

    Freeze: Assemble, tightly wrap with plastic and then foil, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and bake as per instructions + 15 minutes.

      Notes

      • *If using low sodium tomato sauce, add salt to taste.

      Nutrition

      Serving: 1roll-up | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 814IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg
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      My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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