If you can’t tell by now, I am addicted to carbs. Pasta, bread and anything I should be avoiding. I love to make Lasagna. Problem is, its too heavy to eat everyday. Thats when I decided to try Zucchini Lasagna roll ups. It didn’t come out looking so pretty but tasted great. Here’s what you will need.
- 2 large zucchini
- Pound of ground beef
- 8 ounces of ricotta
- 4 ounces of cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- red pepper flakes
- Italian seasoning
- 2 cloves of garlic
- fresh parsley
- fresh basil
- parmesan cheese
- 1 cup marinara sauce
-In a large bowl blend ricotta, parmesan, cottage cheese, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, basil and parsley. Place in the refrigerator while you prepare the rest.
-Slice the Zucchini lengthwise. My grill had no gas. I would have preferred to grill them. I opted to roasting them in the oven at 400 degrees until softened. I coated them in some olive oil.
-Turn them over and roast the other side.
-Cook the beef with the minced garlic and Italian seasoning.
-Coat each zucchini slice with the ricotta mixture.
-Crumble some cooked beef on top. Roll each one slowly.
-Put some sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Place the zucchini rolls face down.
-Place some mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake them for 20-25 minutes at 375. Until the cheese is melted on top.
Yes that is a piece of Italian bread. I needed my carb fix. I have no self control. Hope you enjoy your Zucchini lasagna. It made for a perfect lunch the next day.