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Cheesy Zucchini Involtini – Healthyish Foods

Cheesy Zucchini Involtini

This cheesy zucchini involtini recipe is easy to make and perfect for summer. For a heartier meal, add a side of al dente pasta.
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Ingredients

  • 3-4 zucchini , sliced in ¼ thick slices, 40 slices makes 20
  • 1 tablespoon Private Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil , Delallo Foods
  • 1 jar Pomodoro Marinara Sauce, Delallo Foods
  • ½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, Delallo Foods, plus extra as garnish
  • 16 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1.5 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper , plus extra as garnish
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped small

Equipment

  • 1 mandoline for slicing zucchini
  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 oven safe saute pan
  • 1 mixing bowl

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grab a baking tray and drizzle it with Delallo Private Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Using a mandoline, slice the zucchini and place it on the baking tray.
  • Bake for 3-4 minutes so the zucchini is soft enough to roll.
  • Over medium / low heat, add one jar of Delallo Pomodoro Marinara Sauce in an oven safe sauté pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the whole milk ricotta cheese, Delallo grated parmesan cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt, black pepper, and one egg yolk. Mix well.
  • Layer the edges of two zucchini together so it gives you more surface area for the cheese.
  • Add two tablespoons of the ricotta cheese mixture to the zucchini and roll them up.
  • Once they’re all rolled, nestle them into the warmed sauce.
  • Top with extra grated parmesan and cracked black pepper.
  • Option to add red pepper flakes and shredded mozzarella.
  • Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes. Broil for 2-3 minutes for a crispy top.
  • Top with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy.
  • Serve hot and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 74kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 343mg, Potassium: 217mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 362IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 85mg, Iron: 1mg