Timer Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Cook Time: 40 mins
Portions Serves: 18 rolls or 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

Take a spin on lasagna and try these zucchini rolls. With all the flavour of lasagna you can serve this up as a main course or side dish with some extra pasta sauce alongside.

1 tub (475 g) ricotta cheese
1/2 cup (125 mL) seasoned breadcrumbs
2 eggs
1/4 cup (60 mL) each chopped fresh parsley and basil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and fresh ground pepper
1 cup (250 mL) tomato basil pasta sauce
3 zucchini, 7 inches (17.5 cm) long (about 1 1/4 lb/600 g)
1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, basil, garlic, salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Spread sauce over bottom of 11 x 7 inch (2 L) greased baking dish.
  3. Thinly slice zucchini lengthwise and spread about 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the ricotta mixture over each zucchini slice. Roll up and place in baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered in 375 F (190 C) oven for 45 minutes or until zucchini is tender and top is golden.
Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 180 Fat 8g
Saturated 8g Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 460mg Carbohydrate 15g
Fibre 2g Sugars 5g
Protein 12g Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 25% Calcium 25%
Iron 8%

*The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein, while including all four food groups in Canada’s Food Guide.

You will have a couple of zucchini slices left so be sure to chop them up and use them in soups, stews, frittatas or omelettes.

Recipe by

Emily Richards,

Professional Home Economist