Zucchini Enchilada Roll-Ups

Description: Zucchini Enchilada Roll-Ups are a delicious and healthier twist on traditional enchiladas. Instead of using tortillas, thin slices of zucchini are used to roll up a flavorful mixture of seasoned chicken or black beans, cheese, and enchilada sauce. This dish is not only low-carb but also gluten-free, making it a perfect option for those looking for a lighter Mexican-inspired meal.


For the Filling:

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (or 1 can of black beans for a vegetarian option)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Enchilada Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups red enchilada sauce (store-bought or homemade)

For the Zucchini:

  • 2 large zucchinis, thinly sliced lengthwise using a mandoline or vegetable peeler

Optional Toppings:

  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced green onions
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine the shredded chicken (or black beans), shredded cheese, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Lay out the zucchini slices on a flat surface. Spoon a small amount of the filling onto each zucchini slice and roll it up, placing it seam-side down in a baking dish.
  4. Pour the enchilada sauce over the zucchini roll-ups, ensuring they are well-coated.
  5. Sprinkle additional cheese on top if desired.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted, and the zucchini is tender.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
  8. Garnish with chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, and a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Facts: (Note: Nutritional values may vary based on specific ingredients and quantities used. The following values are approximate per serving.)

  • Calories: 250
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 800mg

Enjoy these Zucchini Enchilada Roll-Ups as a flavorful and guilt-free alternative to traditional enchiladas!