RITZ Zucchini Roll-Up "Lasagna" Bites

11  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 6 servings, 4 topped crackers each.


RITZ Zucchini Roll-Up "Lasagna" Bites Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini (7 inch)
  • 6 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into 16 slices
  • 24 fresh basil leaves
  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cut  zucchini lengthwise into 8 (1/8-inch-thick) slices. (See Tip.)
  • Top  each zucchini slice evenly with 2 mozzarella cheese slices and 3 basil leaves; roll up starting at one short end of zucchini slice. Secure with wooden toothpicks.
  • Stand  roll-ups in microwaveable dish or pie plate. Microwave on HIGH 30 to 45 sec. or until zucchini is crisp-tender and cheese begins to melt.
  • Remove  and discard toothpicks. Cut each roll-up crosswise into 3 slices, pat dry with paper towel. Place on crackers.
  • Top  with marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Tips

Size WiseEnjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion but be mindful of portion size so you don’t overdo it on calories.

How To Easily Cut the ZucchiniTrim and discard both ends of zucchini. Cut zucchini lengthwise in half. Use mandoline to cut 1/8-inch-thick slices from zucchini halves. Discard the outer slices since they will be too narrow for making the roll-ups. If you do not have a mandoline, you can instead use a vegetable peeler or cheese slicer to cut the zucchini into slices. Just place the zucchini halves, cut sides down, on a flat work surface. Pull vegetable peeler or cheese slicer lengthwise down zucchini halves to get the slices. Discard the first 1 or 2 slices since they will be too narrow to prepare these roll-ups.

Special ExtraSpread 1/2 tsp. basil pesto onto each cracker before topping with roll-ups, sauce and Parmesan cheese as directed.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 6 servings, 4 topped crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 170 
    • Total fat 10 g
    • Saturated fat 4.5 g
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 370 mg
    • Carbohydrate 11 g
    • Dietary fiber <1 g
    • Total sugars 3 g
    •     Includes added sugars 1 g
    • Protein 9 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 2 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 20 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 4 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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