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Cracked Pepper and Goat Cheese Zucchini Roll-Ups

Cracked Pepper and Goat Cheese Zucchini Roll-Ups

Grilling zucchini and squash is simple and really brings out the flavor of these delish veggies.

Cracked Pepper and Goat Cheese Zucchini Roll-Ups

Cracked Pepper and Goat Cheese Zucchini Roll-Ups

Yield: 8-12 rollups, depending on the size of the zucchini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

An easy, fresh appetizer that's perfect for summer!


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled and seeded (or just use a jar of roasted red bell peppers)


  1. Slice zucchini in half once crosswise, then slice each half lengthwise into 6 thin strips. Brush each strip with a small amount of olive oil.
  2. Preheat your grill on high (or use a grill pan). Place zucchini strips on grill for two minutes each side, until zucchini has good grill marks and is tender. Remove from grill and let cool slightly. (If grilling zucchini and squash is all you’re in the mood for, you can stop here.
  3. Slice roasted bell pepper into strips about 1/2 inch wide. Place one strip on a zucchini slice, then place a teaspoon of goat cheese at one end of the pepper, pressing down so it sticks. Add a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Starting at the end with the goat cheese, roll up zucchini, then secure with a toothpick. Place roll-ups on a platter to serve as an appetizer or on plates as a side dish. Can be served warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 41Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

Kristy Bernardo
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Saturday 6th of April 2013

finally!!! a reason to look forward to zucchini this summer

Miranda Widlowski

Thursday 17th of November 2011

These look so good! Is there a way to do them in the oven or on stove so I don't have to mess with the grill?

the wicked noodle

Thursday 17th of November 2011

Definitely! A grill pan would work great, and if you don't have one then I'd just give them a quick saute over high heat. You want to use high heat because you want them to brown quickly but not overcook; crisp-tender is what you need. Zucchini is one of those funny veggies that if you overcook it even a little it gets slimy and somewhat mushy (but you probably already knew that ;). Make sure you do them in just one layer in the pan and do several batches. Let me know if you have any more questions - happy to help! Cheers :-)


Sunday 19th of September 2010

I wish I had this recipe a few weeks ago when my CSA basket was overloaded with zuchinni... YUM


Sunday 19th of September 2010

Hey Kristy!

I just wanna thank you for your kind and wonderful words about my work. It really means the world to me! You're the cutest BTW.. You brought in so many followers for me :-) Yay! to you. I'm SO glad we met and I'm loving you even more!!

the wicked noodle

Sunday 19th of September 2010

You're so welcome!! I just love your photography and great writing and thought it would be nice to share my "find" :-) So happy it brought you some more followers - you should have ten times that amount! Glad to have made a new friend! :-)


Thursday 16th of September 2010

Yum Yum Yum Yum!

I will be making this tonight!

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