Give lasagna rolls a healthy low-carb makeover with this easy recipe that subs in thinly sliced zucchini for lasagna noodles. Finish off this cheesy vegetarian casserole with a crispy breadcrumb topping made from almonds to keep it gluten-free. Source:, November 2017

Hilary Meyer


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  • Position racks in the middle and upper third of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F. Coat 2 rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray.

  • Slice each zucchini lengthwise into 1/4- to 1/8-inch-thick strips. Discard any small or misshapen pieces. You should have about 24 strips. Brush the strips with 3 tablespoons oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place on the prepared baking sheets. Roast until softened, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.

  • Combine tomatoes, Italian seasoning, 2 teaspoons garlic and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Spread the mixture in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Combine ricotta, Parmesan, pepper and 1 teaspoon garlic in a medium bowl.

  • When the zucchini is cool enough to handle, spread a generous tablespoon of the ricotta mixture on each slice. Roll up the slices and place them in the baking dish seam-side down. Bake until hot, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place almonds, the remaining 1 teaspoon garlic and the remaining pinch of salt in a mini food processor. Process until ground to a coarse meal. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the almond mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve the lasagna rolls topped with the almond mixture.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; 21.5 g total fat; 7.3 g saturated fat; 35 mg cholesterol; 447 mg sodium. 855 mg potassium; 18.6 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 17.1 g protein; 966 IU vitamin a iu; 38 mg vitamin c; 66 mcg folate; 380 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 76 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
I was surprised by how much I liked these! They were a lot of work, so I was skeptical about making them again until I tried them, but they were great. I didn't have almonds, but I did have panko, so I used regular breadcrumbs. Nice Sunday dinner option! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These little zucchini roll-ups are great as an low-carb appetizer or starter but delicious as a main dish served with rice or pasta. And so fun to eat! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a delicious spin on lasagna. Don't skip the almond "breadcrumbs " they add an amazing crunch and heartiness to the dish. Read More