Hot Zucchini Bread Rolls

    30 minutes

    These bread rolls are baked in the oven after being filled with a zesty zucchini-tomato sauce and topped with cheese.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 2 medium zucchini, cubed
    • 1 pinch chilli flakes
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 cup tomato-based pasta sauce
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) grated mozzarella cheese
    • 4 bread rolls, split

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Melt butter in a frypan over medium heat. Fry the zucchini in butter until browned and slightly tender. Season with chilli flakes, salt and pepper, and stir in the pasta sauce. Cook and stir until sauce is heated.
    3. Spoon a generous amount of the zucchini mixture into each bread roll. Top with a handful of grated mozzarella. Close the rolls, and wrap individually in aluminium foil.
    4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until bread is heated through and cheese is melted.

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    Yum! Be sure to put 1/2 the cheese on the roll 1st (under the zucchini mixture), then the rest of the cheese on top of the zucchini mixture. It prevents the bread from getting soggy. Wonderful recipe! It got the picky SO to eat a veggie that isn't our favorite! I think this would be a hit with most kids, too.  -  18 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Here's what I did, sauteed the zucchini (I quartered my 3/4 inch thick circle slices) in olive oil and sprinkled with seasoning salt. I then used pizza sauce instead of marinara since we had it on hand. After heating this all up I just tossed in the shredded mozzarella and cooked it all together then put it on my toasted hoagie rolls. I added an extra sprinkle of mozzarella because I love cheese. It was so delicious! If you toast the rolls first then just melt the cheese in with your zucchini it will not make your rolls soggy and it is also quicker to throw together. This is one of my new favorite recipes! It is so versatile! The next day I had some extra yellow summer squash and used it in place of the zucchini and had an equally delicious grinder. I'm sure you could use eggplant too, and maybe even add some olives and feta cheese. The possibilities are endless but the base recipe it great as is!  -  19 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Fabulous is right!!!! I just finished eating these for dinner and had to run upstairs immediately to give them the 5 stars they deserve. I used olive oil instead of butter, and added a red pepper cut into bite size pieces and a chopped onion, plus some garlic powder and italian seasonings. YUMMY. Meat-eating boyfriend loved too! Thanks for a great healthy recipe!!!  -  24 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)