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Courgette rolls: the recipe for a simple and tasty dish


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600 gr

Baked ham

200 gr

sliced ​​provolone

200 gr

Bread crumbs



1 tuft

Grated Parmesan cheese


Extra virgin olive oil






Zucchini rolls are an easy and tasty recipe, ideal for the summer season. Excellent to serve as a tasty appetizer , to open a special dinner, or as a light second course to be completed with a few slices of fresh bread, they will conquer young and old for their irresistible goodness.

For an impeccable result, it is important that the courgettes are cut into very thin slices with the help of the appropriate mandolin; once passed in extra virgin olive oil, seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper, and then in a rich breading made with breadcrumbs, parmesan and chopped parsley, they are simply stuffed with provola and cooked ham, then rolled up very tightly to kind of roll.

The rolls thus obtained are placed side by side on a baking tray, so that they do not lose their shape, and then cooked in the oven, for a final result that is stringy in the heart and crunchy and golden on the surface. Exceptional to be enjoyed piping hot and freshly taken out of the oven, they are also excellent warm or at room temperature: the rest, in fact, will allow the flavors to harmonize further.

Just like for any other rolls recipe , whether they are meat, fish or vegetable, you can modify the filling according to your personal tastes or depending on the availability of ingredients: you can add other cold cuts and cheeses, a creamy element, such as a fresh spreadable cheese , and for a vegetarian variant you can omit the cooked ham.

The zucchini rolls can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 days , closed in a special airtight container.

Find out how to prepare them by following the step-by-step procedure and advice. Also try the fried zucchini rolls and zucchini and tuna rolls .

How to prepare zucchini rolls

Step 1

Wash the courgettes, peel them and cut them into slices with the help of a mandolin1.

Step 2

Prepare the ingredients for the breading: pour the extra virgin olive oil into a bowl and add a pinch of salt and pepper; put the breadcrumbs in a second bowl and add the chopped parsley and grated Parmesan. Dip the zucchini slices first in the flavored oil and then in the breadcrumbs, making them adhere well2.

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