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plate of 2 zucchini rollups
Time to make
Time to make:
35 minutes
Serving Size
Serving Size:
2 rollups

Zucchini Rollups

Recipe Type

A delicious summer recipe for all of those zucchini you've been "gifted."



  • 48 zucchini strips (about 2 zucchini)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons basil, finely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 425 F. Using a vegetable peeler, peel zucchini into wide strips; set aside. Over medium heat, saute olive oil and garlic until fragrant. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In a large bowl, combine spinach mixture, ricotta and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. In a baking dish, pour in spaghetti sauce in even layer on the bottom. Layer 4 strips of zucchini to create a cross pattern. Scoop 2 tablespoons of ricotta mixture in center. Fold zucchini strips to seal in ricotta. Place seam side down in pan. Evenly place zucchini rollups in pan and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.


Dietary and Nutrition


While zucchini might be the brunt of the neighborhood gardening jokes, it really is a stellar star in the kitchen. It pairs well with a multitude of flavors and is often used as a substitute for pasta. Zucchini are a good source of many vitamins and minerals while also being low in calories.To learn more about growing and preparing zucchini visit these resources.

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Let's Enjoy Zucchini! (FN1981, July 2020)

Zucchini is a type of summer squash that can be used in a variety of ways. Whether you make it sweet, spicy or savory, it provides a nourishing amount of vitamins A, C and K, plus potassium and other minerals.

VARY YOUR VEGGIES: How to Select and Store Vegetables (FN1456, Reviewed April 2020)

What veggies are in your refrigerator, freezer or pantry?

VARY YOUR VEGGIES: How to Prepare Vegetables (FN1453, Reviwed Aug. 2019)

Try something new! To take advantage of all their benefits, eat a variety of colors every day and vary your cooking methods to add variety to your menus. Cooking methods: microwave, steam, sitr-fry, pan, bake, broil.

Freezing Vegetables (FN187, Revised December 2021)

Choose containers that are made for freezer storage, and label with contents and date. Containers should be moisture-vapor resistant, durable and leak-proof.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.