Zucchini cannelloni, a super delicious, healthy and dietary first course that has only 180 calories!

Zucchini cannelloni is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional pasta cannelloni. Made with thinly sliced zucchini instead of pasta sheets, this dish is light, flavorful, and perfect for those looking to enjoy a low-calorie meal. Here’s how to make it:

Recipe: Zucchini Cannelloni


– 2 large zucchinis
– 1 cup ricotta cheese
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1 egg
– 1 cup marinara sauce
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Fresh basil leaves, for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Trim the ends of the zucchinis and slice them lengthwise into thin strips using a mandoline slicer or a vegetable peeler. You want the slices to be about 1/8 inch thick.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, and egg. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to combine.

4. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of a baking dish.

5. Lay a zucchini slice flat on a clean surface and spoon a small amount of the ricotta mixture onto one end of the slice. Roll up the zucchini slice to enclose the filling and place it seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining zucchini slices and ricotta mixture.

6. Once all the zucchini rolls are arranged in the baking dish, spoon the remaining marinara sauce over the top.

7. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender and the filling is heated through.

8. Remove the foil and sprinkle additional grated Parmesan cheese over the top, if desired. Return the baking dish to the oven and bake, uncovered, for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

9. Remove the zucchini cannelloni from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

10. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired, and serve hot.

11. Enjoy this super delicious, healthy, and dietary zucchini cannelloni as a satisfying first course or main dish!

This zucchini cannelloni is a fantastic option for those looking to cut back on carbs without sacrificing flavor. It’s light, flavorful, and incredibly satisfying, making it a perfect choice for a low-calorie meal. Plus, it’s easy to customize with your favorite herbs, spices, or additional fillings. Enjoy!


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