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Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups

An easy, simple weeknight dinner recipe featuring zucchini.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Easy, easy dinner, lasagna roll ups, pasta, weeknight dinner, zucchini
Servings: 12 roll-ups

Equipment

  • 9x13 baking pan
  • chef's knife
  • large pot
  • medium bowl

Ingredients

  • 12 lasagna noodles (1 box should do) I prefer Banza chickpea lasagna noodles
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • coarse salt, for sprinkling on zucchini
  • cups ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, 1 cup set aside for topping
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1 24 oz jar Marinara sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Wash zucchini and slice into medallions. Lay flat on cutting board(s) and sprinkle generously with salt. Allow to rest for twenty minutes. Doing this draws out the excess moisture to ensure the roll-ups dont become soupy during baking.
  • While zucchini is resting, cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions. I like to add some olive oil to the water to prevent the noodles from sticking together.
  • While pasta is cooking, prepare the cheese filling. In a medium bowl combine 2 cups of the mozzarella, 1 ½ cup ricotta cheese, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Drain pasta and set aside. Blot zucchini medallions dry with a paper towel to remove excess water. Then you're ready to assemble!
  • Spread a few spoonfuls of pasta sauce onto the bottom of your 9x13 pan.
  • Next, lay three lasagna noodles flat lengthwise across the pan. Spread some of the cheese filling in an even layer across each noodle.
  • Next, arrange the zucchini medallions in a single layer along each noodle.
  • Lastly, spread a spoonful or two of marinara sauce down the center of each noodle lengthwise. Then roll gently and lay seam-side down.
  • Repeat steps 7-9 for the remaining roll-ups.
  • Top with marinara sauce and cheese. Sprinkle with more italian seasoning, parsely, or basil to garnish.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes at 400°F or until cheese is melted and begins to brown.
  • Remove from oven, serve and enjoy immediately! Store in the fridge for up to one week.