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 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.
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