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Zucchini Lasagna Rolls

zucchini lasagna

Introducing a fresh twist on a classic favorite: zucchini lasagna rolls. Embrace the vibrant flavors of spring with this delightful recipe that combines the hearty comfort of lasagna with the light, crisp taste of zucchini. Perfect for ushering in the season with a burst of wholesome goodness on your plate. This recipe is also packed with nourishment! With zucchini as the star ingredient, you'll enjoy a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium.

Plus, by swapping traditional lasagna noodles for zucchini slices, you'll cut down on carbs and calories while boosting fiber content!

Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Total cooking time: 1 Hour
Yield: 4



3 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise into thick strips

1 tablespoon avocado oil

¾ pound ground Italian sausage, casing removed

1 cup part skim ricotta cheese

⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan

1 large egg

¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 ½ cups marinara sauce, divided

1 ½  cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Lay paper towels in a baking sheet. Then proceed to add the zucchini slices flat in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt, to taste; let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Heat avocado oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine sausage, ricotta, parmesan cheese, egg, basil and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Spread 1 cup marinara sauce onto the bottom of a large cast iron skillet over; set aside.
  6. Spread 1 tablespoon ricotta mixture evenly along each zucchini slice; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese. Roll up and place in the prepared skillet; repeat with remaining zucchini slices and filling.
  7.  Top with remaining 1/2 cup marinara sauce and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  8. Place into the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes, or until lasagna rolls are heated through and the cheese is beginning to brown.
  9. Serve immediately.