Easy Cheesy Zucchini Roll-Ups. {Video!}

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Guys. How do we even handle this cheesiness?!

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It’s intense. Over the top. Outrageous!

And it’s all covering a green vegetable which means it’s actually good for us. YESSS. Cheesy zucchini roll-ups are where it’s AT.

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This is a recipe that I’ve been making for an entire YEAR now and have yet to share. If you followed me on instagram or even snapchat last summer, you saw it allllll the time. It was my go-to way to get in a veggie. And an excuse to use an enormous amount of cheese.

When I was planning out my videos for DeLallo’s, I knew that we had to share the roll-ups because theirs is the only sauce I ever use! I’m obsessed with the Pomodoro Fresco Marinara. Eddie ends up buying four or five jars each weekend and if I’m in a pinch, I’ll use it for pizza too. SO GOOD.

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By the time we shot the video last year, it was nearing September and I was too afraid that most of the good garden zucchini was on its way out, so I kept it for this year when we could be in PRIME zucc time.

Well.

IT’S TIME!

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This is one of our favorite dishes, period. I say dishes, because for Eddie it is more of a side dish but for me, it can easily be an entire meal. As soon as this comes out of the oven, I cannot even STAND to wait to take a bite. The golden, bubbly cheese on top? Ugh. So freaking delish.

Taste buds, look out.

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So yes, the trickiest part is slicing the zucchini thinly enough so you can roll it up without it breaking. A few pieces may break and that’s totally fine! But ideally you want super thin strips so we can pack it with cheese and sauce. And hopefully still serve it in adorable little roll ups.

Also! You can totally add meat or sausage to the inside of these roll-ups too. I choose not to because I just don’t love either, but Eddie loves them even more bulked up.

Have we seen enough cheese yet?

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Okay wait! One more cheese pull. Just one.

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Cheesy Zucchini Roll-Ups

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 zucchini square, cut into super thin slices (you want 9 to 12 long slices)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried italian seasoning
  • 1 jar DeLallo Pomodoro Fresco Marinara Sauce 
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil and oregano for topping

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a 9x9 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

In a bowl, combine the ricotta, provolone, parmesan and italian seasoning. Mix until combined. Place a tablespoon or so on each slice of zucchini and carefully roll each up, placing it in the baking dish. If your zucchini breaks - no big deal! It will still come out great. Repeat with the remaining zucchini and ricotta. I like to put 9 to 12 pieces in this dish, based on the size of the zucchini. If you want to make a 9x13 dish, I would double (at least!) the ricotta mixture.

Cover the zucchini with the marinara sauce. Top with the mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden and bubbly. You can broil that last minute for more bubbliness! Remove it from the oven and top with extra fresh parm and the fresh herbs. Serve immediately, just remember - it's hot!

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Annnd now we’re done. That’s enough cheese. If there is such a thing.