Baked Sliced Pasta Roll Filled with Spinach

Rotolo di Pasta

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 30

Appears in
The Classic Pasta Cookbook

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 1993

  • About

This elegant and delicious pasta dish comes from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and is a recipe I learned from my mother. It is perfect for a dinner party because it can be prepared ahead of time up to the point when it goes into the oven.


  • 2 pounds fresh spinach, stems removed and thoroughly washed or 20 ounces frozen leaf spinach, thawed


  1. If using frozen spinach skip to step 2. If using fresh spinach, put it in a pot with ½ teaspoon salt and just the water that clings to it after washing. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the spinach and, when cool