Cheese Stuffed Grilled Zucchini Rolls

Wondering where I’ve been the last week!?  Well, I’ve been around but my computer hasn’t!  It got sick and contracted a virus and has been MIA for seven days now!  Don’t worry; it’s in the process of getting fixed.  However, I’m able to bring you this post while borrowing another computer.  Let’s all cross our fingers that I get my own computer up and running soon so I can continue to bring you regular recipe posts.

Here’s another recipe for my fellow zucchini lovers (or those of you who have so much zucchini on hand that you’re looking for new ways to prepare it).  I got the idea from Real Mom Kitchen and modified it in a way to trim it down a tad, but keep fabulous flavor!   These make a great appetizer or side dish.  I love the way that the grill brings out a smoky flavor in the zucchini and when it’s paired with garlic and cheese . . . YUM!  You can totally play around with the flavors of the Laughing Cow Cheese.  I used the Creamy Swiss, but I’m guessing the Garlic & Herb one would be divine (although I would cut down on my garlic seasoning if I went that route).  The beauty of these, besides that they taste great, is that they are simple to prepare and can be made ahead of time.  So, what’s holding you back?  Keep that zucchini comin’!

Cheese Stuffed Grilled Zucchini Rolls
Adapted from Real Mom Kitchen

1 medium zucchini
cooking spray (such as Pam)
garlic seasoning mix, to taste (such as Johnny’s or Santa Maria)
2 wedges Light Laughing Cow Cheese

Slice zucchini into 1/4 thick slices lengthwise, discard the two outer slices that are mainly skin (the goal here is to have 6 usable slices to put on the grill).

Place the remaining 6 slices on a baking sheet and spray both sides with cooking spray.  Lightly sprinkle one side with garlic seasoning mix of your choice.

Place directly on a grill that has been preheated to medium.  Grill the slices until grill marks show on both sides and zucchini is tender, about 3-4 minutes per side.

Remove the slices from the grill and place on the baking sheet.  Allow to cool.

Once cooled, place 1/3 of the cheese found in a Laughing Cow Wedge at one end of each zucchini slice.  Roll the slice up beginning with the end where the cheese spread is and secure with a toothpick.  Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.  These can be made up to a day in advance.

Serves 2.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving = 3 Rolls)
Calories:  71
Protein:  3.4g
Carbs:  10.9g
Fat:  1.6g (1g = Sat.)
Fiber:  3.2g
Sugars:  4.8g

2 thoughts on “Cheese Stuffed Grilled Zucchini Rolls

    • Mimi says:

      Broiling could get tricky. I would probably just bake them at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes – until the zucchini is tender. You’ll lose out on the “grill” marks and some of that smoky flavor that comes from the grill, but I think it would still be good. You can also consider using an indoor grill (such as a George Foreman Grill). You may not be able to cook them all at once, but I think you’ll get better flavor using a grill.

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