I have been getting a ton of requests to post this recipe, and if you watch my Instastories, you got to see the step by step. This is another easy recipe, but you will need to invest in a mandolin. I used mine all the time for scallop potatoes, roasted beet salads and potato wrapped fish. So if you love to cook, this is a great tool to have in the Kitch! I like to set mine to 1/8 of an inch to get the perfect slices, and I don’t really ever change the setting. I got mine at Well Seasoned in Langley, it is Japanese and it was pricey but worth it. I come’s with a whole bunch of attachments I have yet to use but I like options. You can make ruffle potato chips with it, yay. Make sure you set your oven to 450 and soften your zucchini on a sheet pan first, this makes for easy rolling. This is a very healthy dish and you can use vegan or cashew cheese instead of cows cheese. Here is the way I like to make it and the whole family loves it.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
One lb. organic ground turkey or ground Italian turkey sausage
Three med. organic zucchini
8 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese
one tbsp onion powder
one jar of tomato sauce
one can of tomato paste
one yellow or white onion
one cup of parmesan
one and a half cups of mozzarella
two tbsp Italian herbs
6 fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste
5 garlic cloves
HOW TO MAKE IT
Preheat your oven to broil. In a medium skillet cook turkey, minced garlic and onion powder. Set aside. In a medium bowl combine ricotta + parmesan + mozzarella cheese and basil. Set aside. Carefully using a mandolin, slice zucchini into 1/8 inch ribbons. The zucchini replaces the noodles.
Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or use your silpat liners. Place your zucchini ribbons on baking sheet and broil for about 2 minutes. Watch them carefully, you don’t want to burn, just cook them a tiny bit so they soften. It will help when rolling them later. You will need to do this in batches. After the 2 minutes, remove and let cool on a plate while you broil the rest.
Once your zucchini noodles are pre-cooked, add the browned turkey sausage to the ricotta cheese and half the two other cheeses and mix well. Pour jar of tomato sauce into the bottom of your large baking dish. add tomato paste and mix well. Then spread sauce evenly on dish.
Lay noodle on flat surface and scoop about 1/4 cup of mixture at one end of zucchini ribbon and roll it up. This is pretty easy but do it carefully.Repeat the process. You should be able to snug them together, 4 to 5 per row, giving you about 16-20 roll-ups.
Sprinkle with the rest of mozzarella and parmesan on top and bake in a 375 degree oven for 40-45 minutes.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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