Sausage Pesto Lasagna – An easy to make lasagna that’s a change from the ordinary!  Lasagna noodles all rolled up with Italian sausage, pesto, and of course, cheese!  This dinner is packed with flavor!

easy pesto lasagna roll ups

Lasagna – all switched up!  I’m so excited to talk about this big pan of carbs, you guys.

Red sauce is not necessary all the time, apparently.

I can’t do justice to this flavor combination with words.

But I’ll give it a shot anyway.

Also, video for this recipe below, so check that out!

pesto lasagna

The flavor in here is amazingly garlic-y from our friend, pesto, of course.

The cream cheese and mozzarella come together for that smooth tang that we love.

Italian sausage is already packed to the max with goodness on it’s own and far outshines ground beef here.

It just does, and this is coming from a girl that only uses ground beef in her regular red sauce lasagna.

lasagna with pesto

pesto lasagna rolls

Now, if you’re still over there eyeballing me going “why roll these up and not just layer it?”  I’m going to tell you why!

For me, this is a special lasagna.  Amazing non-traditional flavor, so I want it to stand out.

I love the rolled up “pockets” of noodles with all of that meat-garlic-cheesy heaven just packed right inside.

Also, it looks really NICE – which makes this an excellent dish to make for company.  Win.

pesto lasagna roll ups

This is a kind of Sunday dish for us.  It’s easy and laid back, and fun to make with my kids on a cozy/lazy Sunday.

That also means, that I have leftovers because this makes 12 rolls.

No worrying about planning what to cook on our busy Monday.

I like that!



5 from 2 votes

Sausage Pesto Lasagna Rolls

Sausage Pesto Lasagna - An easy to make lasagna that's a change from the ordinary!  Lasagna noodles all rolled up with Italian sausage, pesto, and of course, cheese!  This dinner is packed with flavor!
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 50 minutes
Servings 12



  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions for al dente. Drain and lay noodles flat on a large pan or piece of wax paper sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • While the noodles are cooking, use a medium pan to cook the sausage, drain fat if necessary. Using the pan you cooked your sausage in, or a medium bowl, mix together the sausage, cream cheese, remaining 1 cup of pesto, and half of the mozzarella and parmesan.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spoon about 1/3 cup of the basil pesto onto the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • To assemble: Spread 2-3 Tablespoons of the sausage/pesto mixture onto each noodle. Roll each noodle up jellyroll style and arrange seam side down in baking dish.
    Cover each rolled up noodle with remaining pesto, and sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
  • Cover pan with a tented piece of aluminum foil (don't let the foil touch the cheese) and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 5 -10 more minutes, until cheese is melted.


Calories: 200kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Welcome to The Salty Marshmallow! I'm a mom, animal lover, photographer, & kitchen mess-maker. Here you will find the result of my decades-long passion for chasing the best flavors in the kitchen, all meant to be cooked by regular people with busy lives just like you and me.

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