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How to make walnut and mushroom lasagna roll ups

Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Roll Ups are a satisfying solution for a meatless meal with foods that deliver healthy dividends. A vegetarian recipe, this is a fresh spin on a classic recipe. Good enough for company and easy to make ahead.

“Thank you for making it OK to eat.”

I gave a nutrition talk and afterward a woman approached and said, “Thank you for making it OK to eat.”

Her words surprised me, moved me and have haunted me ever since. I felt such compassion toward her that she thought she needed my permission, a stranger, a speaker on a stage, to enjoy eating.

Since then my passion has only grown about taking the confusion out of healthy eating.

Taking the confusion out of healthier eating is why I write this blog

That’s one of the main reasons I started this blog. There is so much “noise” about healthy eating and how to do it. We all make food choices, but we’re typically not taught how to do it well. Most people will never see a registered dietitian, but many are hungry for solid nutrition and health advice.

  • I want to help people optimize their performance with realistic nutrition solutions.
  • I want readers to know food can be delicious and healthful — all on the same fork.
  • I want to take the fear out of eating.

I’m certain most of us don’t need another chocolate cake recipe. We’re just looking for solutions about what to cook for dinner. The recipes I create use the foods I eat…foods that deliver great taste and are satisfying and nutritious. Foods that help me – and you – LiveBest.

This is one of those recipes.

Why I like Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Roll ups
  • It’s a satisfying solution for a meatless meal. Vegetarians, grab your forks! Not a vegetarian? No problem. I’m pretty sure you’ll like this plant-based, comfort-food recipe.
  • It’s a fun spin on a traditional recipe.
  • It features delicious foods that deliver healthy dividends, such as:
    • Walnuts, which are rich in healthy fats, protein and fiber. Walnuts are unique because they are one of the highest plant-based sources of the essential omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
    • Mushrooms add a rich, savory flavor plus deliver valuable vitamins and minerals.
    • Ricotta cheese, a protein-packed, calcium-rich cheese that plays well with others.
    • Tomato sauce, which helps fight cancer and keeps arteries strong.
How to make lasagna roll ups
cheese mixture piped on Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Rolls

squeeze cheese mixture along cooked noodle. A sandwich bag makes it easy.

Fill a food storage bag with the ricotta filling. Clip off a corner of the bag and squeeze the filling onto the lasagna noodles.

Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Rolls being filled

Cheese, mushrooms and walnuts ready to roll

Layer the mushrooms and walnuts over the cheese. Roll ’em up. Here’s the baking sheet I use for Walnut Mushroom Lasagna rolls, cookies, nut toasting and vegetable roasting.

Spoon marinara sauce in bottom of pan (this is the marinara sauce I use). Nestle the rolls in the sauce and spoon a little more sauce over top before baking. This is the baking dish I use.

Love these bites of comfort food!

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casserole dish with 5 mushroom walnut lasagna rollups in tomato sauce

I grew up in central California, home to lots of walnut groves. I’ve been eating walnuts for as long as I can remember. In fact, my mom used to keep my sister and I busy shelling walnuts. We’d spread newspapers on the patio, sitting cross-legged, each of us tapping walnuts with a hammer to crack the shell and release the nuts. Not sure how many walnuts made it into the kitchen, but my sister and I prefer to buy them shelled these days!

I cook with all the foods in this recipe. Check out how I use these ingredients in other recipes!

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Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Rolls | Comfort food that's delish and nutrish. A vegetarian recipe. www.LiveBest.info

Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Rolls

Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Rolls are a satisfying solution for a meatless meal with foods that deliver healthy dividends. A fresh spin on a classic recipe, that’s good enough for company and easy to make ahead.

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Pasta, Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian, American


  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash red chile flakes
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (bake 810 minutes at 350 degrees)
  • 8 lasagna noodles, cooked as package directs, drained
  • 1 26-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 1 16-ounce container ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Mushrooms: Melt butter and oil in a large skillet, over medium heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, salt and red chile flakes. Stir occasionally, cooking 10-12 minutes, until mushrooms are softened and browned. Set aside to cool. Remove garlic clove.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Walnuts lay in single layer on baking sheet, toast 8-10 minutes. Cool while preparing other ingredients.
  4. Rolls Spoon marinara sauce into 12 x 7-inch baking dish, reserving 1 cup sauce.
  5. In medium bowl, stir together ricotta, Parmesan, egg and parsley. Scoop into a gallon-sized plastic bag. Clip off corner of bag. Lay lasagna noodles out flat. Squeeze cheese mixture down center of each lasagna strip. Layer mushrooms over cheese. Sprinkle walnuts over mushrooms. Roll up noodles. Use a gentle touch so cheese doesn’t ooze out of noodle. Place seam-side down in baking dish. Top with remaining sauce. Bake 35-45 minutes, until heated through.


  • Serving Size: 2 rolls
  • Calories: 715

Keywords: vegetarian lasagna


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  3. I would like to make this recipe, but would like clarification as to how many mushrooms are actually called for. The recipe lists the following:

    1 cup cooked mushrooms
    8 ounces sliced mushrooms

    Thank you.

    1. Author

      Hi Lynn, thanks for the question. I see the confusion as I was explaining how to cook the mushrooms. 8 ounces of fresh mushrooms cook down to about a cup of cooked mushrooms. Give or take a few mushrooms won’t hurt the recipe. Hope you like these rolls as much as I do!

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