Recipe Week: Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Bacon and Cheese

Rolls with Bacon and Cheese

This week is all about eating healthy so I'm starting off with this recipe for zucchini rolls :) I do love to eat and I'm learning how to eat in portions throughout the day rather than three large meals. Also, it's the condiments that get me so I'm trying to be moderate on that too!

I want to lose some weight, but it's more important to me that I feel good in my body and not so much that I lose 50 lbs. As you know, the hard part is keeping off the extra weight, so it's has to be a lifestyle change that I can stay faithful to. And, it does take time, a lot of time! But, I'm determined to enjoy myself through the process!

Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Bacon and Cheese
from The Budding Gourmet

  • 1 very large or 3 small zucchini
  • 8-10 bacon rashes
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3-1/2 oz herbed goat cheese
  • Preheat grill to high heat.
Slice a strip lengthwise from the zucchini to expose the inside of the vegetable. Discard or reserve for another use. Cut the 2 ends from the zucchini to make straight edges. Cut the zucchini lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips.

Brush both sides of the zucchini pieces liberally with olive oil. Season well with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Lay the zucchini pieces on the grill at a 45-degree angle (for more attractive grill marks). Cook until the zucchini is very tender, but not mushy, about 3 minutes per side, moving the pieces during cooking to ensure even browning.

Remove zucchini from the grill. Set a wire cooling rack on top of a bowl to give the cooling rack extra clearance from the counter. Drape the zucchini pieces on the rack to cool. This method will stop the zucchini from steaming will cooling.

In a pan, cook the bacon rashes for a few minutes. Place goat cheese in a medium bowl and stir it. Add a strip of bacon over the zucchini, spread a layer of the goat cheese mixture onto one side of each zucchini piece. Gently roll each piece of zucchini. Serve. Makes 8 to 10 rolls.