Swivels of lasagna, a perfect first course for Sunday

Stuffed with ham and cheese, lasagne swivels are perfect to serve as a first course if you are looking for something really tasty.

The lasagna is the Sunday dish par excellence but often preparing them is a luxury: first the cooking of the sauce, then the preparation of the béchamel and finally the assembly and subsequent cooking in the oven. If you too are among those who do not want to give up a tasty first course but you have to compromise with time, lasagne swivels are the right choice.

We have prepared them in the version with ham and spinach using ready-made lasagna sheets but there are different versions which we will mention at the end of the recipe. Also ideal for prepare a few hours in advanceEveryone likes ham and cheese lasagna swivels.

lasagna rolls
lasagna rolls

How to prepare the recipe for lasagna rolls

  1. First of all prepare the béchamel (or use the ready-made one). Melt the butter in a saucepan then add the flour and cook everything, stirring with a wooden spoon until it has taken on a nice hazelnut colour. Then pour the milk, mixing now with a whisk and flavored with nutmeg. Let it cook for about ten minutes until it is tender thickened, stirring frequently with a whisk. Finally, add salt as well.
  2. Now place a first sheet of fresh egg pasta on the cutting board and cover it with a thin layer of béchamel. Then place the ham slices and finally the cheese slices.
  3. Roll up around the long side and with the help of a sharp knife get yours 2 cm swivels thick.
  4. Spread a thin layer of béchamel on the bottom of a baking dish suitable for cooking in the oven, then position the swivels, placing them lying down. Cover with a little more bechamel and sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
  5. Bake a 200°C for 30 minutes and let it cool for a few seconds before serving.

As mentioned, you can also prepare ricotta and spinach lasagne swivels, using the classic cannelloni filling. You will get a recipe that is also suitable for those who follow a vegetarian diet. You can also enrich the filling of our recipe with sautéed mushrooms.


The ham and cheese lasagne rolls can be kept in the refrigerator, well covered with plastic wrap, for 2-3 days. Reheat them in the oven before consuming them.

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