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
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
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.
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