Three-Cheese Rotollo with White Sauce Three-Cheese Rotollo with White Sauce

Three-Cheese Rotollo with White Sauce IMAGE Image by: Three-Cheese Rotollo with White Sauce IMAGE Author: Canadian Living

This fun twist on cheese manicotti is equally delicious with red or white sauce. The recipe makes two pans and freezes beautifully.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2010


  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 lasagna noodles (1 lb/500 g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Basic White Sauce recipe


Stir together Ricotta, Fontina, ¼ cup (60 mL) of the Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley and salt. Set aside.
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta, in batches, until pliable but not fully cooked, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, keeping sheets separate to prevent sticking.

Stir nutmeg into white sauce. Divide about 1/2 cup (125 mL) between bottoms of two 13- x 9-inch (3 L) casserole dishes.

Spread 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the filling over each lasagna sheet, leaving 3/4-inch (2 cm) border at edges. Starting at 1 long edge, roll up tightly into cylinder. Cut each into 1-inch (2.5 cm) long rolls. Arrange rolls, seam side down, on sauce in dishes, making 4 evenly spaced rows in each. Divide remaining white sauce evenly over top, making sure pasta is completely covered. Sprinkle each dish with half of the remaining Parmesan cheese.

Bake 1 dish, covered, in 350°F (180°C) oven until bubbly, about 30 minutes, uncovering for last 10 minutes.

To freeze second dish: Double-wrap casserole in foil; freeze for up to 1 month. Bake from frozen, covered, in 350°F (180°C) oven for 1 hour, uncovering for last 10 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per each of 12 servings: about

  • Sodium 469 mg
  • Protein 17 g
  • Calories 335.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Potassium 208 mg
  • Cholesterol 116 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g


  • Iron 10.0
  • Folate 31.0
  • Calcium 26.0
  • Vitamin A 19.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
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Three-Cheese Rotollo with White Sauce