Gluten-Free Skillet Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups

Published on Jul 19, 2021

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Serves: 4
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Today, we’re diving into the realm of vegetarian cuisine with a delicious twist on a classic favorite: Gluten-Free Skillet Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups. Say goodbye to heavy, traditional lasagna and enjoy this lighter rendition created with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Join us as we share easy tips behind creating this mouthwatering Italian dish.

cheese lasagna roll ups in a skillet, gluten free

What is Gluten-Free Skillet Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups Dish?

Lasagna noodles rolled up with cheese and spinach, then baked in a sauce made with fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, zucchini and garlic. This is an easy gluten-free weeknight meal oozing with fresh veggies.

Think classic lasagna on a lighter note. This cheese lasagna roll ups dish is a light family dinner recipe without compromising the flavour. This gluten-free, vegetarian pasta dish is fresh tasting and satisfying.


overview of baked skillet lasagna cheese rolls


Gluten Free Italian-style pasta recipe using fresh ingredients


chopped tomatoes on a cutting board

ingredients you will need to make skillet lasagna

You will need gluten-free lasagna noodles, spinach, fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, zucchini, garlic, cheese, broth, herbs and spices and a splash of olive oil. Easy to find ingredients and a great way to use up fresh vegetables.


one whole and one grated zucchini

Gluten-Free Skillet Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe Details

Every Italian dish is all about the sauce, and this lasagna recipe is no exception.

the fresh vegetable sauce

Start with the sauce. Chop fresh tomatoes and bell pepper, and grate the zucchini. Sauté the vegetables in olive oil with garlic, herbs and spices before adding the tomatoes and broth.


tomatoes zucchini and bell peppers simmering in a skillet

the gluten free lasagna noodles and filling

Cook the noodles until al dente. While the gluten-free noodles are cooking, make the cheese filling—mix ricotta with another good melting cheese of your choice.

Add chopped fresh spinach, a hint of fresh garlic, nutmeg and fresh basil. The cheese filling is perfect for the lasagna roll ups.


showing how to spread cheese mixture onto lasagna noodles and rolling them

assembling the cheese lasagna roll ups

Spoon the cheese mixture down the length of the noodles. Roll into a coil and place each seam-side down in the sauce. The noodles roll super easily, and the rolls hold their shape. Spoon some sauce over the top and add extra cheese. 


uncooked rolled lasagna noodle with spinach ricotta filling

That’s it! A simple gluten-free skillet lasagna dinner recipe. The lasagna rolls are super flavourful, filled with tasty cheese and spinach filling. The fresh veggie sauce is light, healthy and takes minutes to whip up.

Whatwe love about this lasagna-inspired recipe is you don’t need canned tomatoes. The sauce is chunky and fresh tasting.

The herbs such as oregano, basil, bay leaf and a pinch of red pepper flakes for spiciness make everything super tasty.


overview of cheese lasagna roll ups in a skillet before baking


These cheese lasagna rolls may seem complicated to make, but they are super easy to assemble. The best part, there is no layering of noodles, cheese and sauce, and the lasagna is made in one skillet. Sauce and all!

This lighter version of gluten-free lasagna is a perfect summer dinner recipe and a great way to use fresh tomatoes and zucchini.

The only other thing I would add to these cheese lasagna rolls is a side of our Gluten-Free Homemade Italian bread. YUM!


baked gluten free cheese lasagna roll ups in a skillet

Can I add meat to the sauce?

No problem. Sauté one pound of ground beef, chicken or Italian sausage meat with the veggies and spices before adding the tomatoes. Then follow the same directions with the cheese lasagna roll ups.


one serving of gluten free lasagna roll ups in a bowl


Are you looking for simple gluten-free skillet dinner recipes? Check out our Italian pasta bakes such as the One Skillet Gluten-Free Alfredo Basil Pasta Dinner or one of our favorites, the Gluten-Free Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta.

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx

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