Zucchini Involtini

Here’s a recipe for this simple, quick to make and healthy dish for 3 – 4 people :

  • 2 medium zucchinis, but have an extra one – preparing the thin slices takes some practice
  • A tub of any flavour of Spread’em Kitchen cream cheeze you like
  • A jar or marinara sauce, or you can make your own!
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • A peeler or a veggie mandolin. You can also use a sharp knife to thinly slice the zucchinis but you might want to pre-roast the slices.
  • For an extra satisfying and comforting meal you can grate cheese of your choice on top of the involtinis.

Serve with:

A slice of toasted bread.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash the zucchinis.
  3. Thinly slice the zucchinis lengthwise. We had good success with a regular peeler.
  4. We didn’t pre-roast the zucchini slices because they were very thin.  If you want it to be soft baked or if you have thicker slices of zucchini you can pre-roast them – just lay them out in a single layer on a roasting pan and roast for 5 minutes in 300 degrees F.
  5. Use a cast iron pan or an oven-proof skillet. Empty the marinara jar in it.
  6. Depending on the width of your slices place either one wide or two narrower slightly overlapping slices in front of you.
  7. Place about two teaspoons of cream cheeze on the closest end of the slice (or slices) and roll it up.
  8. Place the roll in the sauce. Repeat until you have used all the slices.
  9. Place small dollops of cream cheeze in between the rolls for extra creaminess.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes or until the zucchinis are soft and starting to crisp around the edges.
  11. Enjoy right away!