I’ve been taking full advantage of all the summertime produce I can get my hands on, soon it will be gone and we’ll move on to more cooler weather veggies, but I’m not ready for that yet.
Zucchini is still in abundance along with yellow squash and sweet corn which I pick up at the farmers market nearly every week.
I recently made some eggplant rollatini which I posted on my Instagram account last week, so I thought why not try it with zucchini!
To put a little summer twist on it I mixed fresh corn into the ricotta, spinach and cheese filling and I’m so glad I did, we loved it!
This is pretty easy to make so I’ll just tell you what I did. Slice your squash up fairly thin, you want to be able to roll it up, if it’s cut too thick you won’t be able to bend it easily. I used a grill pan inside to cook it down slightly on each side to get it limp enough to roll.
In a bowl I started out with a cup of well drained ricotta, the kernels of one ear of corn, a handful each of romano cheese, shredded mozzarella and fresh spinach that I chopped, you could sub out fresh basil for the spinach if you prefer.
I added 1 small smashed garlic clove, salt, pepper and an egg. Before you add the egg taste everything to your liking. Depending on how many roll ups you make, you might need to mix up a little more filling. Keep in mind you’ll only need a heaping tablespoon on each, that is if your squash ribbons are normal size and not huge.
Roll them up, placing them seam side down into a pool of marinara sauce. I like to spoon a little extra sauce down the center of each roll so as not to cover the whole thing because I like seeing all the different colors peeking out. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes at 350 or until ricotta is heated through and set.
Take a bite into some of the last days of summer using up the abundance of zucchini available with this healthy, easy and delicious meal!