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Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Rolls

by Laura

Would you ever think of zucchini as an appetizer?  Well today’s recipe is a great one.  It is simple but so delicious.  The other bonus is it can be made ahead of time.  You could also use these as a side and have 3 or 4 per person.  Either way they are so yummy.
These are made with a spreadable cheese.  If you haven’t used them before, they are delicious.  You could always use a garlic and herb cream cheese spread, but I highly recommend the cheese spread.  I have used both Rondele and Aouluette.  Most grocery stores carry one of those brands.  I usually find them in the deli section of most stores.
Also a reminder that I will be at the Costco in West Bountiful, Utah (located at 573 West 100 North) tomorrow from 11 am -3 pm signing my cookbook!  I hope to see you there!

Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Rolls

  • 3 small zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup garlic-herb cheese spread (like Rondele or Alouette, I used Rondele light)
  1. Slice zucchini into 1/4 inch thick slices lengthwise.  A mandolin works best for this but you could always use a good old knife.  Discard the two outer slices that are mainly skin.
  2. Place the remaining slices on a baking sheet brush with olive oil on both sides, you should have around 15 slices.  Lightly sprinkle one side with salt to taste.  You just need a little, or none at all if you prefer.
  3. Place slices directly on a grill that has been preheated to medium.  Grill the slices until grill makes show on both sides and the zucchini is tender.  This could take 3-4 minutes per side.
  4. Remove the slices from the grill and place on the baking sheet.  Allow to cool.
  5. Once cooled, place 1/2 Tbsp of the cheese spread at one end of each zucchini slice.  Roll the slice up beginning with the end where the cheese spread is and secure with a toothpick.  Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.  These can be made up to a day in advance. Makes around 15 rolls.

Recipe inspired by Health.com

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Joyce laferrera August 4, 2014 - 7:39 pm

Looks delicious

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Joyce laferrera August 4, 2014 - 7:39 pm

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patti January 4, 2014 - 2:49 pm

made these last night. they are delicious!

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patti January 4, 2014 - 2:49 pm

made these last night. they are delicious!

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Kristen Taylor December 31, 2013 - 1:34 pm

These are adorable, I featured them on my blog for this New Years Eve as a healthy & gluten free appetizer idea! {www.winningwithoutgluten.com}. I am so glad I came across these and had the chance to find your blog!
xo
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@wwgluten

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Kristen Taylor December 31, 2013 - 1:34 pm

These are adorable, I featured them on my blog for this New Years Eve as a healthy & gluten free appetizer idea! {www.winningwithoutgluten.com}. I am so glad I came across these and had the chance to find your blog!
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Sarah June 15, 2013 - 11:34 pm

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Nikki December 1, 2012 - 9:25 am

They were delicious! I was a little surprised by the amount of water/liquid that came from the zucchini after grilling. I was serving these at a party and I didn’t want the serving dish to have juice at the bottom so I blotted the zucchini strips with a paper towel after they cooled and before I spread cheese on them. I did grill the zucchini on my George Foreman grill so that may have had something to do with the leftover water. Either way, still delicious!

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Nikki December 1, 2012 - 9:25 am

They were delicious! I was a little surprised by the amount of water/liquid that came from the zucchini after grilling. I was serving these at a party and I didn’t want the serving dish to have juice at the bottom so I blotted the zucchini strips with a paper towel after they cooled and before I spread cheese on them. I did grill the zucchini on my George Foreman grill so that may have had something to do with the leftover water. Either way, still delicious!

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Mel August 23, 2012 - 12:36 pm

Great recipe, we’re going to try this for our Farmer’s Market dinner at our aunt’s house tomorrow 🙂

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Mel August 23, 2012 - 12:36 pm

Great recipe, we’re going to try this for our Farmer’s Market dinner at our aunt’s house tomorrow 🙂

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sonia wysochanski June 3, 2012 - 8:33 am

going to make these tonite using roasted herbed mushrooms and cream cheese

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sonia wysochanski June 3, 2012 - 8:33 am

going to make these tonite using roasted herbed mushrooms and cream cheese

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sonia wysochanski June 3, 2012 - 8:32 am

going to make these tonite using roasted herbed mushroom and cream cheese as my filling

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Katherines Corner December 23, 2011 - 5:40 pm

We love zucchini! this looks delish. Thank you for sharing Hugs!

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Chelsea January 30, 2012 - 7:44 pm

I baked the zucchini slices, cooled them, and then added the spread and they came out just fine!

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Katherines Corner December 23, 2011 - 5:40 pm

We love zucchini! this looks delish. Thank you for sharing Hugs!

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I baked the zucchini slices, cooled them, and then added the spread and they came out just fine!

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Nicolette J October 31, 2011 - 9:56 am

Could you bake these instead for chilly weather? Or put them on the skillet?

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Nicolette J October 31, 2011 - 9:56 am

Could you bake these instead for chilly weather? Or put them on the skillet?

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Mimi August 28, 2011 - 11:06 am

These are beautiful and easy! I tried them and loved them. I’m going to feature them on my blog (www.mimisfitfoods.com) tomorrow with all the nutritional information. Thanks for the recipe!

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Mimi August 28, 2011 - 11:06 am

These are beautiful and easy! I tried them and loved them. I’m going to feature them on my blog (www.mimisfitfoods.com) tomorrow with all the nutritional information. Thanks for the recipe!

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Meghan Baile August 16, 2011 - 5:10 pm

These look amazing! I use that Alouette cheese for a bruschetta spread, and it would be delicious for this, so thanks for sharing!

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Meghan Baile August 16, 2011 - 5:10 pm

These look amazing! I use that Alouette cheese for a bruschetta spread, and it would be delicious for this, so thanks for sharing!

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Katie August 12, 2011 - 3:39 pm

I love this idea! What a great party appetizer.

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Katie August 12, 2011 - 3:39 pm

I love this idea! What a great party appetizer.

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Katie from Katie's Cucina August 12, 2011 - 6:29 am

Oh my–these look and sound amazing. I found you via Tastespotting. Hope you’ll stop by my blog!

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Katie from Katie's Cucina August 12, 2011 - 6:29 am

Oh my–these look and sound amazing. I found you via Tastespotting. Hope you’ll stop by my blog!

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jen August 12, 2011 - 12:17 am

I am thinking to try ranch greek yogurt ! WHat do you think will it work ?

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jen August 12, 2011 - 12:17 am

I am thinking to try ranch greek yogurt ! WHat do you think will it work ?

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SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen August 11, 2011 - 8:21 pm

Yummy, Laura!

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SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen August 11, 2011 - 8:21 pm

Yummy, Laura!

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Kristy @ Sweet Treats and More August 11, 2011 - 12:22 pm

These look so tasty! And they’re so easy:)

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Kristy @ Sweet Treats and More August 11, 2011 - 12:22 pm

These look so tasty! And they’re so easy:)

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Bev Weidner August 11, 2011 - 9:16 am

Beautiful shot! I need that in my life, right now.

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Stephanie C August 11, 2011 - 11:25 am

Looks yummy! How about serving this with a chunky tomato sauce as well.

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Bev Weidner August 11, 2011 - 9:16 am

Beautiful shot! I need that in my life, right now.

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Stephanie C August 11, 2011 - 11:25 am

Looks yummy! How about serving this with a chunky tomato sauce as well.

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