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Baked Caprese Zucchini Roll Ups

Low carb, naturally gluten-free, and meatless Baked Caprese Zucchini Roll Ups that make dinner a delicious yet easy task.

Are you a fan of Caprese salad?  How about zucchini? I love both, and since I have been on a low carb diet, I have been looking for better alternatives for rice, pastas, and other carbs. This “one-baking dish” Caprese Zucchini Roll Ups replaces lasagna pasta with zucchini, making dinner easy to prepare. with less dishes to clean, yet still healthy, nutritious, and delicious.  😉

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Grab a medium baking dish. Spread a bit of tomato sauce, arrange zucchini roll ups filled with a cheese mixture, tomato sauce, and basil, and then top with more cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 400º F for about 20 minutes or so.

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Meanwhile, browse the internet or read your favorite book/magazine. That’s it! Dinner will be ready in the blink of an eye.

I know… This casserole has everything, including the taste of life made easier for busy moms/full-time workers like us.

Our Caprese Zucchini Roll Ups don’t require any special skill from the cook. It’s also a complete meal all by itself… and leaves your kitchen free from a load of dishes and kitchen utensils.

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It may not have “one-pot” or “one-skillet” in its name, but it is definitely part of that same family.  It also makes the list of recipes that are naturally gluten-free, as I mentioned  earlier.

If you would like to add a GF starch, white rice would be a good option to serve along with it. If you are taking this dish to a potluck, garnish its top beautifully with grape tomatoes, basil leaves, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. As you can see, simplicity here is a real plus!

I will leave you now with the formula for one hero of a dish that you can enjoy without stretching your waistline, and which is easy enough to prepare that you can get some much-deserved rest.  For more low carb weeknight meals, try our delicious Cauliflower Curry Soup.

Well, take care and stay healthy!


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Baked Caprese Zucchini Roll Ups
Low carb, naturally gluten-free, and meatless Baked Caprese Zucchini Roll Ups that make dinner a delicious yet easy task.
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Spread marinara sauce onto a bottom of a medium baking dish and set aside.
  2. Cut-off and discard zucchini ends and then slice each zucchini 1/8" thick lengthwise.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, 1 1/4 cups mozzarella, 3/4 cup Parmesan, and salt. Taste and adjust salt if desired. Stir in the egg well. If you would like to, add a pinch of pepper.
  4. On each slice of zucchini, spoon a thin layer of sauce, top with a thicker layer of the cheese mixture, and sprinkle a little bit of chopped basil. Roll up and place in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining 1 1/4 cups mozzarella and then 1/4 cup Parmesan. Cover with foil and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until zucchini is tender and cheese is melted. If desired, garnish top with halved grape tomatoes, basil leaves, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. This casserole can be served by itself or with a side of white rice. Enjoy!

7 Responses to Baked Caprese Zucchini Roll Ups

  1. Adina January 16, 2018 at 9:04 am #

    It looks beautiful, Denise and sounds delicious! I would love to try it.

  2. Deb|EastofEdenCooking January 16, 2018 at 5:05 pm #

    Love how quick and easy this meatless recipe comes together! So much flavor too!

  3. John/Kitchen Riffs January 17, 2018 at 10:15 am #

    Mmm, loved a baked dish like this that’s loaded with flavor! This looks terrific — and perfect for the cold weather we’re having. Thanks!

  4. Raymund January 17, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    I love the flavours in here!

  5. Hadia January 18, 2018 at 6:12 am #

    This is definitely on my to do list! It seems so easy and delicious, Denise! Xoxo

  6. Sugar et al. January 19, 2018 at 12:17 am #

    It looks so amazing Denise. I would take this over pasta any day.

  7. Thomas Bumpus January 31, 2018 at 10:34 pm #

    Your photo is beautiful! This recipe sounds delicious, pumpkin roll is very healthy food!

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