Saturday, April 4, 2020

Mushroom Zucchini Lasagna Rolls


Mushroom Zucchini Lasagna Rolls





These EASY three-cheese lasagna rolls are stuffed with zucchini, ricotta and parmesan, then topped with marinara and mozzarella - delicious, kid-friendly, and great if you want to feed the crowd.

Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil for brushing + 1 additional Tablespoon for sauteing
  • 4 large zucchini thinly sliced lengthwise (I used a mandoline)
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • a handful or fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 16 ounces high quality marinara sauce
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, chopped well
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1/3 cup organic ricotta
  • 1 tsp dry Italian seasoning


Instructions:
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees f. and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Lay out the zucchini strips on a large cutting board, lightly sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and very lightly brush with 1 Tablespoon of oil.
  3. Bake strips in your preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly tender and easy to roll. Allow them to cool until ready to handle.
  4. Meanwhile, add remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  5. Add in the onions, mushrooms, Italian seasonings and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Stir in 3/4 of the marinara sauce and simmer your mushroom sauce for about 4 minutes, or until slightly reduced.
  7. In a medium bowl add ricotta, parmesan cheese, the egg and a tiny pinch of sea salt + pepper, and fresh chopped parsley. Stir well to combine everything.
  8. Use a 9×13″ casserole dish or an ovenproof cast iron skillet and spread remaining marinara sauce on the bottom.
  9. To assemble the zucchini rolls, lay out one zucchini slice on a cutting board. Spread about 2 spoonfuls of the ricotta mixture over the top, then a spoonful of mushroom sauce mix.
  10. Carefully roll up each zucchini after filling, and place in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with the remaining slices.
  11. Pour any remaining mushroom marinara sauce over top.
  12. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and bake for about 15-20 minutes in your preheated oven, or until hot and bubbly.
  13. Serve immediately alongside a nice fresh salad. Enjoy your cooking!