Irresistible Italian Zucchini Roll-Ups


If you love Italian comfort food then you will love this super easy low-carb Italian classic! Zucchini Roll-Ups are the deliciously decadent gluten-free dish you have been waiting for; try this Irresistible Italian Zucchini Roll-Ups recipe for the ultimate fresh take on Italian fare!

What You Will Love About This Irresistible Italian Zucchini Roll-Ups Recipe

  • Easy Italian – Not only does this Irresistible Italian Zucchini Roll-Ups recipe make home-cooked Italian flavor so easy, but it also makes it low-carb, gluten-free, and meat-free so everyone can enjoy a little bite of Italy!
  • Chock-Full of Cheese – I love the ooey-gooey flavor of warm cheese and this amazing recipe is so warm and cheesy that I could hardly put it down! Add in the inviting flavor of tomato sauce and herbs and this might just be the perfect cheesy bite! 
  • Fancy yet Fun – This Irresistible Italian Zucchini Roll-Ups recipe has the perfect balance of elegance and ease. The Roll-Ups have a fun and whimsical look while still tasting luxurious and rich!
  • Life of the Party Zucchini Roll-Ups will have all your guests talking about their cheesy and herbaceous Italian flavor! They are the perfect low-carb, vegetarian party dish!


Mandoline Slicer – A mandoline slicer is an awesome and affordable kitchen upgrade to make! This handy tool allows you to cut perfect slices for all your favorite recipes and it makes them so perfectly uniform that everything you make will come out looking IG-worthy!

Lined Baking Sheet – A parchment-lined baking sheet is the right way to bake the zucchinis so they don’t burn or make a big mess!

Baking Dish – A glass or ceramic baking dish will help you finish off these zucchini rolls by baking them to delicious perfection!


Zucchini – Fresh zucchini is the star of this rolled recipe. It is the ultimate low-carb replacement for pasta in this cheesy Italian dish. Zucchinis are not just low-carb but they are also fat-free and low in calories, so they’re the perfect neutral base for all of the rich cheesiness in this Irresistible Italian Zucchini Roll-Ups recipe. 

Always look for zucchinis with bright unblemished skin and no nicks or cuts. Be sure to choose nice medium-sized zucchini for easy slicing. 

Ricotta – Ricotta is a classic soft Italian cheese made from sheep or cow’s milk. It has a somewhat crumbly soft texture and a delicious creamy and mildly sweet flavor. Ricotta brings a touch of sweetness and lots of delicious protein to this dish.

Parmesan Cheese – Nutty, tangy, and aged parmesan is the ultimate compliment to the milder cheese flavor of ricotta. If you do not have parmesan, try asiago as an even substitute. 

Mozzarella Cheese – Melty mozzarella brings texture and mild cheese flavor to this unforgettable vegetarian meal. Mozzarella is a great way to add some healthy calcium to your diet. 

Egg – Egg adds a creamy richness that literally holds the filling together. Adding the egg makes the filling more sturdy when baked so each roll-up stays together and everyone gets a delectable bite of cheesy, veggie goodness! 

Italian Seasoning – Italian seasoning is a common herb blend that consists of basil, oregano, rosemary, marjoram, and thyme. It is a foolproof way to add tons of Italian-inspired flavor to any dish; plus, this healthy blend of herbs adds calcium, fiber, potassium, and more to support your health!

Tomato Sauce – The cheesy roll-ups need a sauce to balance all the melty goodness they have going on. To bring this tasty harmony, choose your favorite jarred or homemade tomato sauce to add sweet, savory, and balanced tomato notes to finish off the rolls with tasty style!

Basil Leaves – Freshly chopped basil leaves add a wonderful note of leafy and herbaceous sweetness to the flavor and aroma of this dish. Not only does basil taste great, but fresh basil adds tons of vitamin K to this easy vegetarian meal!

Expert Notes 

  • Place the zucchini in the baking dish on their sides so the yummy cheese spiral is visible as they bake. 
  • Enjoy these Zucchini Roll-Ups while they are warm as an appetizer or side, but be warned, they are so cheesy and delicious that you might forget all about your entree!
  • Store the cooled leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat the Zucchini rolls in the oven or microwave.
Irresistible Italian Zucchini Roll Ups Recipe

Irresistible Italian Zucchini Roll Ups Recipe

Course Appetizer, Side Dish


Zucchini Roll-Ups Recipe


    • 2 medium zucchinis sliced, thinly, lengthwise with a mandolin slicer
    • 150 grams of ricotta
    • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
    • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese + ½ cup for on top of the roll-ups
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
    • Tomato sauce
    • Fresh basil leaves chopped



    • Place the zucchini slices onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, sprinkle some olive oil over the zucchini, and bake for 30 minutes at 200C/400F. When they are done let them cool until it’s safe to handle them.
    • In a mixing bowl combine the ricotta, parmesan cheese, the mozzarella, the Italian seasoning, and the egg.
    • Add 2 tablespoons of the tomato sauce to the bottom of a baking dish.
    • Fill each zucchini slice with 1 tablespoon of the cheese filling, roll them up, and place in the baking dish on top of the tomato sauce. Continue until all the zucchinis are done and the baking dish is full with the roll-ups.
    • Scoop a teaspoon of the tomato sauce on top of each zucchini roll-up, followed by a little bit of the basil leaves and lastly add some more grated mozzarella cheese onto the roll-ups.
    • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
    • Remove from the oven and let the roll-ups cool a bit before plating them.

    Enjoy and Love Your Pure Plate.


      Keyword are low-carb, Vegetable, Zucchini, Zucchini Roll-Ups

      Thank You 


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