Cheese. One of the greatest creations known to mankind. Whether you're eating soft, melted brie with sweet apricot jam on a salty cracker, or topping your vegetables with some quattro fromaggi, parmesan, or feta, cheese makes just about every dish taste as good as Monica Geller's Halloween candies. It can be mild or sharp, soft or hard, melted or cold — the possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, high quantities of cheese are not that great for those trying to stay in shape — it's high in calories, fat, and salt. But what if I told you that you could consume high quantities of cheese without having to worry about all of that? These rollups may not be the same as that pound of smoked gouda or manchego, but this will sure satisfy that cheese-tooth without packing on all the calories. 

Easy Cheesy Zucchini Roll Ups

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:20
  • Easy


  • 2-3 zucchinis
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Juice one lemon
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 fresh basil chopped
  • 1/4 nuts your choice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • Step 1

    Slice the zucchini thin and vertically.
    #SpoonTip: sometimes it's hard to get these slices thin with a knife, so if you're dedicated, invest in a zucchini slicer.

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  • Step 2

    Combine and mix the rest of the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Add more cottage cheese or sour cream if desired.

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  • Step 3

    Place 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture on each zucchini and roll it up.
    #SpoonTip: if the zucchini is too hard because it's not thin enough, cook it for a couple of minutes on the stovetop so it softens.

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  • Step 4


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