Easy, cheesy and healthy Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups – Really easy to make and are a guilt-free way to enjoy the pleasure of lasagna. All you need is a few simple ingredients: lasagna noodles, zucchini, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella, oil, garlic, egg, marinara and fresh basil for garnish. A perfect healthy dinner for the whole family! Quick and easy dinner recipe, vegetarian, healthy recipe. | Tipbuzz.com

These delicious zucchini lasagna roll ups are lasagna without all the effort, a healthier vegetarian option for brunch, lunch or dinner.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - a delicious way to enjoy lasagna with less effort, perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner!

Zucchini lasagna roll ups are a fun twist on traditional lasagna that’s just so delicious. They’re popular because you can make them in much less time than regular lasagna!

You spread ricotta filling onto a noodle, roll it up and cover in sauce + cheese and bake. If you love zucchini, then this recipe’s for you.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - this closeup photo shows zucchini lasagna roll ups in a pan ready to serve with chopped fresh basil on top

This recipe is comfort food that’s also versatile. We’ve served it for brunch, lunch and dinner and it’s always a hit. They’re so gorgeous that everyone loves to gaze over them. If you need a go-to dish for date night, then definitely try these out to make a great impression.

How to make zucchini lasagna roll ups

The first step is cooking the lasagna noodles in boiling water, and you can prepare the other ingredients in the meantime. Another option is to use no-boil or oven-ready lasagna noodles to save time. While they work fine, it can be difficult finding them with the wavy edges if you like that look.

The next step is making the ricotta filling. Start by crushing garlic and finely grating two zucchini:

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - this photo show minced garlic and grated zucchini on a cutting board in preparation to make the filling

Then saute the garlic and zucchini for about 5 minutes. This is crucial for removing the excess water from the zucchini and making a creamy filling later on. Sauté a few extra minutes if needed.

Now it’s time to make the filling by combining the sautéed zucchini with ricotta, parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a bowl. It should resemble a thick paste.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - this photo shows the ingredients for zucchini lasagna filling in a mixing bowl

Now you’re ready for the fun part, and if you have little helpers around this is the time to involve them. Spread about 4-5 tablespoons of the zucchini filling evenly onto the noodle.

Then roll up each noodle with your fingertips:

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - this photo shows how to roll up the lasagna noodle with filling spread on it

The last few steps are the easiest. You spread marinara sauce along the bottom of a rectangular baking dish…

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - this photo shows how to spread marinara sauce on the bottom of a baking dish for lasagna

…and then place the roll ups seam side down on top of the marinara. Are we drooling yet?

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - this photo shows zucchini lasagna roll ups in a baking pan spread with marinara sauce

The last few steps are simply adding a dollop of sauce on top of each roll up to keep it moist during baking…

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - this photo shows lasagna rolls in a baking pan with marinara sauce on top

… along with some grated mozzarella cheese.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - this photo shows lasagna roll ups in a baking pan covered in grated cheese ready to be baked

And now it’s ready for the oven! It takes about 40 minutes to bake, just long enough to get the cheese on top bubbling.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups - this graphic shows all the key steps for making zucchini lasagna roll ups

To make a complete meal with these roll ups, consider pairing with:

  • homemade garlic bread wrapped in foil and baked alongside the roll ups
  • a simple garden or caesar salad
  • some red or white wine using this lasagna pairing guide if needed

Enjoy your lasagna roll ups! Watch our video tutorial to see how to make them:

Easy, cheesy and healthy zucchini lasagna roll ups – really easy to make and are a “no-guilt” way to enjoy the pleasure of lasagna. All you need is a few simple ingredients: lasagna noodles, zucchini, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella, oil, garlic, egg, marinara and fresh basil for garnish. A perfect healthy dinner for the whole family! Quick and easy dinner recipe, vegetarian, healthy recipe. | Tipbuzz.com
5 from 1 vote
Print

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups (with Video)

An easy and healthy variation on traditional lasagna
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 343 kcal
Author TipBuzz

Ingredients

Lasagna

  • 8 lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • chopped fresh basil optional for garnish

Zucchini Filling

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 medium zucchini grated
  • 1 1/4 cups ricotta cheese part skim
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and set aside a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, crush garlic cloves and finely grate zucchini, patting dry with paper towels to remove excess water.
  3. Place a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil and garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Add zucchini and saute for 4-5 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine zucchini, ricotta, parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. 
  5. Lay noodles out flat on a work surface and spread 1/3 cup of zucchini mixture across each noodle.
  6. Roll up each noodle into a bundle with your fingertips, and set aside.
  7. Spread 1 cup of marinara sauce into baking dish. Place rolled noodles seam-side down onto marinara.
  8. Ladle remaining marinara sauce evenly across tops of rolls. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
  9. Bake for 40 min. Remove from oven and top with optional basil. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

You can also make lasagna roll ups with fresh mushrooms, spinach, or eggplant (peeled) instead of zucchini. Just chop finely or throw into a food processor and pulse a few times, then substitute directly into this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 679mg 28%
Potassium 614mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 17.7%
Vitamin C 21.7%
Calcium 30.4%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Check out our Party Lasagna too:

Easy, cheesy party lasagna – A perfect way for a crowd to enjoy the pleasure of lasagna. All you need is a few simple ingredients: lasagna noodles, ground beef, onions, garlic, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella, oil, egg, tomato and fresh basil for garnish. A perfect dinner for the whole family or a party! Party food. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com

You may also like