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Zucchini Roll Ups

Zucchini Roll Ups are sliced zucchini wrapped around a creamy, cheesy mixture and nestled in a marinara sauce, all baked for a delicious and savory way to use your summer zucchini.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Zucchini Roll Ups
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 16 slices (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce, divided

FILLING

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup romano cheese, grated
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, finely diced

TOPPING

  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Pour 1 cup of the marinara sauce into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Set aside.

  3. Place sliced zucchini on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Top with more paper towels to dry up excess moisture. Set aside while you prepare the filling.

  4. In a medium bowl combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, romano cheese, cream cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  5. Remove paper towels from zucchini strips and working one strip at a time, spread about 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture onto each slice of zucchini.

  6. Roll the zucchini strip up to completely cover the cheese filling.

  7. Set the rolled zucchini seam side down into the baking dish (nestle into the sauce).
  8. Top with remaining marinara sauce and shredded cheese.
  9. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 20 minutes.
  10. Remove the foil and bake 10 more minutes or until cheese is hot and bubbly.