Rolled Zucchini Pasta Bake

Rolled Zucchini Pasta Bake

Aug 08, 2023 · Chef Julian
Aug 08, 2023Chef Julian

Rolled Zucchini Pasta Bake

Introduction: 

Rolled Zucchini Pasta Bake is a unique and tasty twist on the classic pasta bake. This recipe takes thinly sliced zucchini and fills it with a delectable mixture of pasta, cheese, and herbs. The zucchini rolls are then baked to perfection, creating a dish that is both visually appealing and bursting with flavor. It's a fantastic way to incorporate more vegetables into your meal while still enjoying the comforting and satisfying qualities of a pasta bake.

Essential Sports Nutrition Ingredients: 

  • 4 medium zucchinis
  • 2 cups (450g) tomato pasta sauce of choice 
  • ¼ cup (35g) vegan mozzarella cheese 
  • ⅛ cup (10g) vegan Parmesan
  • salt and pepper

Filling:

  • 12 oz. (340g) pack extra firm tofu pressed and drained 
  • 10 sundried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup (12g) chopped parsley 
  • 4 tbsp. vegan Parmesan (store-bought)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice 
  • 3 cloves garlic 


Side green salad:

  • 4 cups (300g) lettuce 
  • 4 cups (300g) vegetables of choice 
  • 4 tbsp. salad dressing of choice

Essential Sports Nutrition What you need to do: 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Slice the zucchinis lengthwise into long thin strips. Sprinkle each slice with a little salt and place onto a baking tray lined with a paper towel. Set aside to allow the salt to extract any excess water from the zucchinis.
  • Place the drained and pressed tofu, sundried tomatoes, nutritional yeast, chopped parsley, vegan Parmesan, lemon juice, and garlic cloves into a food processor. Season to taste with salt and black pepper and pulse to rough consistency. 
  • Pour 2 cups of pasta sauce into a cast iron or oven-proof pan and set aside. Pat off excess water from the zucchini slices. Spread out 2-3 tablespoon of the tofu filling along each of the zucchini slices. Roll up the zucchini with the filling and place into the cast iron pan. Repeat this process until all the zucchini slices are filled.
  • Sprinkle with vegan Parmesan and vegan mozzarella. Place the pan into the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until pasta sauce is bubbling in the middle. 
  • Serve with a side green salad of choice. 

Prep

Cook

Kcal

Fats(g)

Carbs(g)

Protein(g)

20 mins

35-40 mins

341

15

36

18

  

Summary: 

Rolled Zucchini Pasta Bake is a delightful combination of flavors and textures. The tender zucchini slices provide a light and refreshing base, while the pasta filling adds richness and depth. The cheese melts and creates a creamy, gooey layer that brings everything together. Each bite is a perfect balance of vegetable freshness and comforting pasta goodness. This dish is not only delicious but also a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. It's a crowd-pleaser that will satisfy both vegetarians and pasta lovers alike.

Conclusion:

Give your taste buds a treat with our Rolled Zucchini Pasta Bake. This innovative and flavorful dish combines the goodness of zucchini and pasta in a delicious and visually appealing way. It's a perfect option for a family dinner or a gathering with friends. Enjoy the wholesome and comforting flavors of Rolled Zucchini Pasta Bake and indulge in a satisfying meal that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

 

 

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Chef Julian

Chef Julian, a celebrated chef from the Northeast, is renowned for his healthy recipes, including creative smoothies and low-calorie versions of popular dishes. He trained at the Culinary Institute of Vermont and enjoys taking his family on ski trips during the winter months.