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Baked Breaded Zucchini Roll-Ups

Baked Breaded Zucchini Roll-Ups, a Fast and Easy Appetizer, stuffed with melted cheese and ham, breaded and baked. So Delicious. Perfect for get togethers with family and friends. A great way to use up that extra Zucchini!

Baked Breaded Zucchini Roll-Ups are a Healthy Delicious Baked Appetizer, Side Dish or serve with a Salad and they make a yummy Main Dish.

OK so here we go, zucchini season is once again upon us and this is when antipasto, primo piatto and dessert all have zucchini as an ingredient!

How to pick Zucchini flowers

If you plant zucchini don’t forget to pick the flowers early in the morning before they open up too much.

Just the male flowers the ones with a stem, (the ones with no stem are female and become zucchini) and be sure to make these tasty Italian Stuffed Zucchini Flowers.

breaded zucchini rollups on a wooden board


I was never a big zucchini fan or eater in Canada, it wasn’t a vegetable my Mom cooked often. But with a lot of home cooking from my mother-in-law I learned to love it many different ways.

How to make Zucchini Roll-ups

  •  I thought I would start off the Zucchini Season this year with simple Breaded Zucchini Roll-Ups. Instead of dipped in egg to hold the crumbs,  a light brushing of Olive Oil was perfect.
  • You want to soften the zucchini strips in order to roll them up, so baked at a 400°F degree oven for about 15 minutes is all they need.
  • Then let them cool a few minutes, top with a slice of Cooked Ham or Prosciutto and a couple of thin slices of Cheese. Roll them up, stick in a toothpick to hold them together,  and re-bake for about 5 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt.

Believe me these Baked Breaded Zucchini Roll-Ups will go fast. Enjoy!

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Baked Breaded Zucchini Roll-Ups

Rosemary Molloy
Baked Breaded Zucchini Roll-Ups are a Healthy Delicious Baked Appetizer, Side Dish or serve with a Salad and they make a yummy Main Dish.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course antipasto, Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American/Italian
Servings 11 roll-ups
Calories 117 kcal


  • 2 medium zucchini (7-8 inches / 20 centimeters)
  • 11 thin slices ham or prociutto
  • 11 thin slices cheese (eg. Fontal, Gruyere, firm mozzrella, swiss)
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoon bread crumbs (54.25 grams)
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • olive oil (3-4 tablespoons for brushing pans & zucchini)


  • Pre-heat oven to 400° F (200° C).  Lightly brush one large and one small cookie sheet.
  • Slice Zucchini lengthwise,  thin but not too thin (almost pie pastry crust thickness, you want to be able to roll them up but not break). 
  • In a flat dish mix together bread crumbs, parsley, oregano and salt.
  • Brush both sides of sliced zucchini with olive oil, and dip both sides in bread crumb mixture.  Place on lightly greased cookie sheet, sprinkle with leftover crumbs and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until soft.
  • Remove from oven let sit 5 minutes, then top with a slice of ham and cheese, roll and secure with a toothpick.  Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake approximately 5 minutes or until cheese starts to melt.  Serve immediately sprinkled with fresh chopped Italian parsley if desired.  Enjoy!


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 173mg | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I love zucchini! Wish we had enough of a garden to grow them. Your roll-ups look delicious! We will have to give these a go as soon as we can find some nice size zucchini! Buona Dominica!

  2. I never thought to roll and stuff zucchini. Definitely going to make these. Thanks for another great recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    I am a gram that will say anything for kids to ear veg. I told him the zucc was green sprinkles in his pancakes. Sprinkled it with a little powder sugar.he loved them.i grated them also did it with carrots.

    1. Hi Georgette, haha what a great idea, I was / am lucky my loved and love all kinds of vegetables. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Yum! As I was reading your post, I was wondering how they would taste with prosciutto, but then I saw it listed in the recipe. 🙂 I love zucchini but my kids aren’t really a big fan. I will reintroduce it again over the summer. I think they might find these roll ups interesting Thanks for sharing!.

    1. Hi Rosa, thanks so much, yes my daughter isn’t a big lover of zucchini either, but she likes these. Have a great weekend.

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