Stuffed Zucchini Gratin with Ricotta Pesto

"This zucchini gratin will be perfect for your vegetarian dinner. Fresh vegetables are still available, with some basil pesto and ricotta you will make a great dish for all your family! Zucchini replaces pasta, it’s lighter in calories!"
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 35mins
Serves or Makes: 3-4

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  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup homemade or storebought pesto
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups basil tomato sauce
  • 2 medium zucchinis, cut into long ribbons with a peeler
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400ºF. Mix the ricotta and pesto in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add half the tomato sauce to a medium gratin dish.

  • Step 2

    Taking one zucchini ribbon at a time, add 1-3 teaspoons of the ricotta mixture to one end. Wrap the zucchini around it, like cannelloni. Repeat with remaining zucchini. Place stuffed zucchini on top of the tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper, then pour the remaining tomato sauce on top. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 30-40 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted.

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