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Keto Stuffed Zucchini Rolls

Ingredients:

For the zucchini rolls:

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 8 oz (225g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the tomato sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar-free tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Zucchini:
    • Wash the zucchinis and slice them lengthwise into thin strips using a mandoline or a sharp knife. Aim for slices about 1/4 inch thick.
    • Lay the zucchini slices on paper towels to remove excess moisture. This will prevent the rolls from becoming too watery.
  2. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped basil, chopped parsley, minced garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  3. Assemble the Zucchini Rolls:
    • Lay a zucchini slice flat and spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture onto it.
    • Carefully roll up the zucchini slice, starting from one end, to form a tight roll.
    • Repeat this process with the remaining zucchini slices and filling.
  4. Prepare the Tomato Sauce:
    • In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar-free tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Arrange in Baking Dish:
    • Pour a thin layer of the tomato sauce onto the bottom of a baking dish.
    • Place the stuffed zucchini rolls seam-side down into the baking dish.
  6. Bake:
    • Spoon some more tomato sauce over the top of the zucchini rolls.
    • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 25-30 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender.
  7. Serve:
    • Carefully remove the stuffed zucchini rolls from the baking dish and place them on serving plates.
    • Spoon extra tomato sauce over the top before serving.

Enjoy your Keto Stuffed Zucchini Rolls! This dish combines the fresh flavors of zucchini with a creamy and flavorful filling, all topped with a savory tomato sauce. It’s a great option for a keto-friendly appetizer or main dish. Feel free to customize the herbs and seasonings to your taste.

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