Vegan Ricotta Zucchini Roll Ups

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Enjoy the flavors of Italy with our Vegan Zucchini Ricotta Roll Ups - a delectable and gluten-free dish filled with nutritious goodness. Satisfy your taste buds!

It’s that time of year when the zucchini’s in home gardens are growing like wild flowers; so my question to you is – what are you gonna do with them all?

Don’t let them go to waste! Get ready to whip up a mouthwatering Italian-inspired dish with our Vegan Ricotta Zucchini Roll Ups. These lasagna-style delights are not only incredibly delicious but also entirely vegan and gluten-free, making them a perfect option for those with dietary preferences and restrictions.

You won’t miss the traditional lasagna noodles once you try these zucchini ribbons rolled to perfection. They add a delightful twist to the classic recipe while offering a lighter and healthier alternative. The whole family will be raving about the flavors and textures in this dish.

Vegan Ricotta? How!?

To create the luscious vegan ricotta filling, we use firm or extra firm tofu mixed with lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and aromatic Italian seasoning. The result is a creamy and savory filling that perfectly complements the tender zucchini layers.

Serve these Vegan Ricotta Zucchini Roll Ups with some extra sauce and a sprinkle of fresh parsley, and you have a satisfying and wholesome meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

What you will need to create these delicious Vegan Ricotta Zucchini Roll Ups:

  • zucchini
  • red onion
  • garlic
  • spinach
  • firm or extra firm tofu
  • Italian seasoning
  • nutritional yeast
  • salt and pepper
  • red pasta sauce
  • gluten free breadcrumbs or almond meal
  • fresh parsley


The fusion of zucchini ribbons, savory tofu filling, and luscious red sauce creates a symphony of flavors that will delight your taste buds. Whether you have an abundance of zucchinis from your garden or just craving a wholesome and scrumptious meal, these roll-ups are the perfect choice. Don’t miss out on this delightful and satisfying culinary experience!

Jackie Akerberg

Author of the Clean Vegan Cookbook, Food Blogger and Recipe Developer from Des Moines, Iowa. 

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Vegan Zucchini Ricotta Roll Ups

Is your garden bursting at the seams with zucchini?! Well, stop what you’re doing and make these lasagna-inspired zucchini roll ups! They’re absolutely delicious, made with whole, nutrient-rich ingredients, and are TOTALLY vegan and gluten free. I’m dropping the whole recipe below for you babes and can’t wait to hear what you think. Enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • mandoline
  • 9x9” glass baking dish


  • 1 large zucchini or 2 small zucchinis
  • ½ small red onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cup spinach roughly chopped
  • 12oz firm or extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • salt and pepper
  • 16oz red pasta sauce
  • 2 tbsp gluten free breadcrumbs or almond meal I used cauliflower bread crumbs
  • fresh parsley to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 and lightly spray a 9x9” glass baking dish with cooking spray if desired.
  • Use a mandoline, vegetable peeler, or knife to slice your zucchini into very thin ribbons. Place on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Let rest and release water for 5-10 minutes. Pat dry.
  • Meanwhile, sauté your onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Add in the spinach until wilted. Set aside.
  • Add tofu, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and seasonings to a bowl and mix to combine. Stir in cooked veggies.
  • Add a layer of red sauce to the baking dish.
  • One at a time, place a zucchini ribbon on a clean, dry surface and spread 1-2 tbsp of the tofu veggie mixture on the first 1/2 of the ribbon. Roll up as pictured and place in the baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 5-10 more minutes until golden.
  • Serve with extra sauce and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, plant based, vegan cheese
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