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Zucchini Roll Ups Recipe | Zucchini Rollatini

Zucchini Roll Ups Recipe | Zucchini Rollatini

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These zucchini rolls are the perfect festive meal. If you are hosting and you are looking for an impressive recipe for entertaining, this is exactly what you need. Beautiful and delicious zucchini rollatini (aka: Zucchini Lasagna Rolls). Low carb meal that everyone loves.
1½ Hours
30 Minutes

For the zucchini:

  • 4 Zucchinis, thinly sliced
  • Salt

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 600g Tomato sauce
  • 1 Dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste 

For the filling:

  • 14oz (400g) Ricotta cheese
  • 7oz (200g) Feta cheese
  • 170g Mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan, divided
  • 100g Baby spinach
  • Lemon zest
  • Black pepper
  • Spices of choice



Zucchini roll ups are an amazing and delicious way to enjoy a vegetarian dinner or lunch. Most commonly, zucchini roll ups are made with thinly sliced zucchini that are filled with cheese, vegetables, or other tasty fillings and rolled up into a delicious rollatini. They can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or main course. The possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can fill them with. You can stuff them with ricotta cheese and spinach, feta cheese and pesto, or even vegan cream cheese and your favorite vegetables. The options are truly endless. Not only are these zucchini roll ups tasty and versatile, but they are also incredibly easy to make. All you have to do is slice the zucchini, fill it, and roll it up and top it with tomato sauce. Plus, these roll ups have the added bonus of being a healthy and nutritious meal or snack. So, if you're looking for a vegetarian dinner or lunch option, zucchini roll ups are definitely worth a try!



Zucchini Rollatini is a popular, delicious and simple Italian dish that can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish, or main course. It's made of rolled up slices of zucchini filled with a flavorful combination of cheese and spinach. To make it, start by preheating the oven to 375F (190C). Slice the zucchini into thin, evenly sized pieces and lay them out on a cutting board. Spoon a bit of cheese and spinach mixture onto the center of each zucchini slice, then roll the zucchini up. Place the zucchini rollatini onto a baking pan and top with a layer of tomato sauce and sprinkle some mozzarella cheese. Finally, bake in the preheated oven until the zucchini is tender and the cheese is melted. Serve hot with a side of your favorite salad. Zucchini Rollatini is a delicious and easy way to enjoy zucchini in a whole new way!

Zucchini Rollatini

Full recipe:

  1. Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice the zucchini into thin slices. Place the zucchini slices on a baking rack and sprinkle with salt from both sides. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes to release its moisture. Then remove the salt and the moisture using a paper towel.
  2. Make the sauce: in a pan, heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, add chopped onion and sauté until golden, about 6-7 minutes, add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, thyme, oregano, salt, black pepper, mix and cook for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Make the filling: in a large bowl mix ricotta cheese, feta cheese, 2 tablespoons of parmesan, 2oz (60 grams) of shredded mozzarella, lemon zest and black pepper. Note: at this stage you can add any spices that you like. Taste to check the seasoning, if needed add more spices.
  4. In a pan cook spinach for 4-5 minutes, until wilted. Transfer the spinach to a cutting board and roughly chop. Add chopped spinach to the cheese mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Transfer the filling into a pastry bag.
  6. Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
  7. Assembly: Spread a quarter of the sauce on the bottom of a 9-inch (24cm) diameter pan. Take zucchini slices and roll them into tubes. Arrange them tightly on top of the sauce. Fill each tube with the cheese mixture.
  8. Sprinkle some about 3oz (120g) of shredded mozzarella cheese on top, sprinkle 2 tablespoons grated parmesan.
  9. Bake until melted, about 25-30 minutes or until melted and golden.


When it comes to low-carb comfort food, Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups are a great alternative to traditional lasagna. Not only are they healthier and lower in calories, but they are also easier to make. The result is a delicious low-carb meal that is sure to please. In comparison, traditional lasagna can be time-consuming and high in calories. While it can still be a delicious and comforting meal, Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups are a healthier, easier, and lower-carb option. So if you're looking for a healthier alternative to lasagna, try Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups for a delicious and satisfying meal.


Tomato sauce is a must-have for Zucchini Roll Ups. Whether you want to use store-bought or make your own, there are plenty of options. For store-bought, look for a good-quality marinara or tomato sauce (preferably -Italian tomato sauce) . It should have plenty of tomatoes and a nice balance of herbs and spices, you also can use plain tomato sauce and as much spices as you like. Homemade tomato sauce is also an option, and it's surprisingly easy to make. All you need is fresh tomatoes and some patience. Once you have your sauce, all you have to do is spoon it over the zucchini rolls and bake. You can also add some grated cheese on top for extra flavor. Tomato sauce is a simple but essential ingredient for Zucchini Roll Ups, and it's sure to take your dish to the next level.

Homemade Tomato Sauce


If you're looking for the best way to store your zucchini roll-ups, then you've come to the right place! To keep your roll-ups fresh, it's best to store them in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container. This will keep them fresh for up to 5 days. If you'd like to store them for longer, then you can also freeze them. Place the roll-ups in an airtight container or freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you're ready to eat them, just reheat them in preheat 350F (180C) oven for about 15 minutes or until it's ready. With this simple storage method, you can enjoy your zucchini roll-ups for days or even months without worrying about them going bad. So go ahead and indulge in this delicious snack!

Zucchini Roll Ups


  • S

    Great recipe! Thanks

  • R

    Looks great this recipe! I am intolerant to caseïne aka cheese and lactose. Have you hot an idea how I can replace all the cheese for something else?😬


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