Osteoporosis Canada

PREP TIME: 20 mins

COOK TIME: 40 mins

SERVES: 18 rolls or 6 to 8 servings

PREP TIME: 20 mins
COOK TIME: 40 mins
SERVES: 18 rolls or 6 to 8 servings


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


  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.
Recipe Tip


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.


Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Emily Richards
Recipe by

Emily Richards

Professional Home Economist

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories
  • Saturated
  • Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Fibre
  • Carbohydrate
  • Sugars
  • Iron
  • Vitamin C
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A

* 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.

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