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Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups

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Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups – Zucchini slices rolled up around a delicious ricotta filling, baked in tomato sauce and topped with cheese. A healthier, low carb option that’s not only delicious, but also very easy and quick to make.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - Zucchini slices rolled up around a delicious ricotta filling, baked in tomato sauce and topped with cheese. A healthier, low carb option that's not only delicious, but also very easy and quick to make.

Zucchini lasagna roll ups are a fun twist on traditional lasagna rolls, and they are certainly welcomed by those that are always watching their carb intake. 

Another bonus is that you can make them in much less time than regular lasagna, making this recipe a perfect weeknight meal for the entire family. Kids included! They won’t mind the green veggie that’s all covered up in cheese.

To add, zucchini lasagna rolls are also versatile. You can stuff them with whatever kind of filling you want, including, meat sauce, mushroom and cheese sauce, a chicken filling, or a vegan filling, and so on.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - Zucchini slices rolled up around a delicious ricotta filling, baked in tomato sauce and topped with cheese. A healthier, low carb option that's not only delicious, but also very easy and quick to make.

HOW TO MAKE ZUCCHINI LASAGNA ROLL UPS

We start by whipping out our mandolin and slicing up a bunch of zucchini, lengthwise. If you don’t have a mandolin, please grab a sharpened knife.

Salt the zucchini slices and set them aside while you work on the filling. This step is important for removing the excess water from the zucchini.

Next step is making the ricotta filling, which is a basic lasagna filling that includes ricotta, parmesan, eggs, some garlic, prepared baby spinach, herbs and seasonings.

Finally, you spread the ricotta filling onto a zucchini “lasagna noodle”, roll it up, set in a baking dish over tomato sauce (or marinara sauce), cover in more tomato sauce and cheese, and pop it in the oven to bake.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - Zucchini slices rolled up around a delicious ricotta filling, baked in tomato sauce and topped with cheese. A healthier, low carb option that's not only delicious, but also very easy and quick to make.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - Zucchini slices rolled up around a delicious ricotta filling, baked in tomato sauce and topped with cheese. A healthier, low carb option that's not only delicious, but also very easy and quick to make.

Your (our) low carb dreams have come true.

MAKE AHEAD

Prepare the zucchini roll ups, set in a baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, and place in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

HOW TO FREEZE ZUCCHINI LASAGNA ROLL UPS

Prepare the zucchini roll ups, set in a baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, and place in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw before baking.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - Zucchini slices rolled up around a delicious ricotta filling, baked in tomato sauce and topped with cheese. A healthier, low carb option that's not only delicious, but also very easy and quick to make.

COOK’S TIPS

To remove excess water, please salt the zucchini slices for about 15 minutes before adding in the filling.

If your zucchini rolls are unrolling, secure the ends with toothpicks.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - Zucchini slices rolled up around a delicious ricotta filling, baked in tomato sauce and topped with cheese. A healthier, low carb option that's not only delicious, but also very easy and quick to make.

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Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - Zucchini slices rolled up around a delicious ricotta filling, baked in tomato sauce and topped with cheese. A healthier, low carb option that's not only delicious, but also very easy and quick to make.
Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Zucchini slices rolled up around a delicious ricotta filling, baked in tomato sauce and topped with cheese. A healthier, low carb option that's not only delicious, but also very easy and quick to make.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lasagna recipes, vegetarian dinners, zucchini recipes
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 259 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 to 3 firm zucchini, sliced lengthwise, 1/4-inch thick (you will need 12 slices)
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups tomato sauce/marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 9-inch baking dish. Set aside.

  3. Slice the zucchini, lay them flat on a baking sheet or any other flat surface, sprinkle with salt, and set aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat.
  5. Add spinach to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes, or until wilted.
  6. Remove spinach from skillet and let cool for a couple minutes.

  7. In a medium bowl, combine prepared baby spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper; mix until thoroughly combined.

  8. Lay out the slices of zucchini on a cutting board (or any other working surface), wipe them down, and place a spoonful of the ricotta mixture on top of each zucchini slice.

  9. Roll up and transfer to the prepared baking dish, seam-side down.
  10. Repeat with remaining zucchini and ricotta mixture.
  11. Spoon marinara on top of the zucchini, and sprinkle all over with mozzarella cheese.

  12. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly and the zucchini is tender.
  13. Garnish with basil ribbons.

  14. Serve.
Recipe Notes
  • To remove excess water, please salt the zucchini slices for about 15 minutes before adding in the filling.
  • If your zucchini rolls are unrolling, secure the ends with toothpicks.

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Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups
Amount Per Serving (3 Roll Ups)
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 998mg 42%
Potassium 1105mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 152.8%
Vitamin C 55.8%
Calcium 56.2%
Iron 22.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Responses
  1. Jenni

    This is a perfect recipe for when the weather is screaming fall but your garden is still chugging out zucchini like no tomorrow! What a great comfort dish!

  2. great good carb for bad carb swap, thank you, also good reminder about removing excess water cause of the water in the zucchini, would have forgot otherwise since I’m used to making this with pasta!

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