Grilled Zucchini Rolls With Bacon And Cheese

Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Bacon and Cheese

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Looking for a great side dish for Thanksgiving? Try this one with any of that extra zucchini you have.

Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Bacon and Cheese

It’s a quick, easy way to use it up and it makes a nice presentation for the dinner table!

Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Bacon and Cheese

Course: Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet

Recipe 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.

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