Thursday, July 19, 2012

Zucchini Lasagna Rolls

These lasagna rolls are so great because everyone can add in whatever filling they like. The pine nut filling is really delicious, and it would be great with tons of different vegetables.

Zucchini Lasagna Rolls
makes 8 rolls, adapted from veganyumyum

8 lasagna noodles
1 zucchini, cut into strips
1 small-medium onion, chopped
1/2 C mushrooms, chopped
fresh baby spinach

2 C marinara sauce
1/2 C bread crumbs
1 C pine nuts
1 Tbs water
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp salt

Boil the lasagna noodles until they are al dente. Drain and lay noodles on a cookie sheet, spraying lightly with oil.

While the noodles are cooking you can chop and prepare your vegetables. Saute the zucchini and onion in a little olive oil until slightly brown. Add in the mushrooms and cook a few more minutes. Set aside.

While your pan is still hot, toast your pine nuts until golden brown. In a food processor combine the pine nuts, water, lemon juice, oregano and salt, and process until combined and mostly smooth.

Preheat the oven to 400.
On each lasagna noodle spread some of the pine nut mixture, then add in the sauteed vegetables. Top with a few fresh spinach leaves, and then roll up. Place in your baking dish and then cover all the rolls with marinara sauce. Sprinkle the bread crumbs on top and bake for 20-25 minutes.

I think they are pretty cute! Plus they are less messy than trying to cut and serve traditional lasagna. :)

What are your favorite lasagna fillings?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I made about the same thing two days ago...because of an overload of zucchinis in my garden !! I love to have some mushrooms in my lasagna..and basil also !!:) I love how you added some pine nuts ...great idea!

    1. Oh basil would have been good too. Next time!

  2. the lasagna looks delicious. love the pine nut sauce and the zukes in there!

  3. OUr lasagna is always filled with tons of veggies, tofu ricotta and topped with almonds or pinenuts - so good!

    I love the way your rolls came out, super cute!

    1. yum sounds good, I need to try almonds in here!

  4. We're totally meat-eaters, but we've been cutting out I love the idea of the zucchini noodles! Not sure I can get Ash to eat them...but I want to try them for myself. Love pinenuts in tomato sauce. :-)

  5. And, yes, I'm thinking of making noodles from zucchini. :-D

    1. You should totally do it! I've seen that before actually. Let me know how it turns out if you try. :)

  6. I first tried this version of lasagna from Vegan Yum Yum. Delicious!


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