One Pot Zucchini Proscuitto and Mozzarella Rolls

Easier than stuffed zucchini – and just as yummy.
Think Stuffed Zucchini. Only rolled.

Think Stuffed Zucchini. Only in cute little rolls. With Proscuitto.

Proscuitto is a magical substance – different from bacon or ham – more like elegant sophisticated ham.It is one of my very favorite ingredients of all time. Proscuitto makes anything taste delicious. You could probably wrap a piece of leather in Proscuitto and cook it and it would taste amazing.

The flavors of zucchini, Proscuitto, mozarella braised in a marinara sauce are just heavenly. And they are so pretty. Ok, I’ll admit that the cheese did leak out a little into the sauce. But still. These are super easy and a tiny investment in time but a huge payoff of flavor. Great Italian flavors – without pasta!

If you have marinara sauce this takes only a few minutes of prep – with only four ingredients – and is in only one pot – so easy cleanup, too.

Weeknight dinners solved!

Zucchini Proscuitto Rolls - AFTER

ZUCCHINI PROSCUITTO AND MOZZARELLA ROLLS

2 medium zucchini
8 ounces proscuitto, thinly sliced
8 ounces fresh mozzarella
1 jar (3 cups) favorite marinara sauce

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Slice zucchini lengthwise into 1/4 inch long planks. Place in a microwave oven and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until zucchini is just softened enough to roll into rolls, but not mushy.

Place zucchini planks on a flat surface and cover with proscuitto and mozzarella that are cut to fit. Roll up from one short end. Secure with a toothpick.

Pour marinara sauce into a 2 quart oven safe dish. Place zucchini rolls in the sauce, swirls facing up.

Bake for 60 minutes. (Note: some of cheese will leak out into the sauce, but this is perfectly OK.) Serve immediately.

Other Proscuitto marvels:

Proscuitto Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin, Family Fresh Cooking
Proscuitto Eggs Benedict, Foodie Crush
Proscuitto Goat Cheese Egg Bake, Farm Girl Dabbles

Comments

  1. Debbie says

    Do you serve this as a main dish or a side dish? If a main dish, any suggestions for side dishes? Thanks – gonna try it next week!

    • says

      Hi Debbie – Yes, I served as a main dish, with just some simple buttered pasta noodles with a sprinkle of romano cheese and parsley. Do try – these are very different and fabulous!

  2. Angie says

    These look amazing! I was shocked they cook in the oven for 2 hours. I wonder if they are done after 1 hour? I’m going to try tonight. Thanks!

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