Zucchini Grinders

This is our most requested vegetarian meal for dinner time. It’s also probably the easiest dinner we have too. A classic favorite: Zucchini Grinders. It’s a sandwich smothered in a zucchini spaghetti sauce and melted cheese. Yum. How could you go wrong? It’s also great with cooked mushrooms. Hope you enjoy as much as we do.



Serves 4



1 T olive oil
2 medium zucchinis, cubed
1 pinch red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup marinara sauce
1 1/2-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
4 (6 in) whole wheat sandwich rolls, split



1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Fry the zucchini in oil until browned and slightly tender. Season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and stir in the marinara sauce. Cook and stir until the sauce is heated through.

3. Place sandwich rolls open-faced on a cookie sheet in the oven and bake for about 5 minutes or until they are toasted. Remove from oven.

3. Place a square of aluminum foil under each sandwich roll. Spoon generous amounts of the zucchini mixture into each roll. Top with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese. Loosely wrap the foil around the bottom and sides of the sandwich.

4. Bake for 5-7 minutes in oven or until cheese is melted and bubbly.


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4 Responses to Zucchini Grinders

  1. You make zucchini look delicious! This is a must try for sure! Pinned to my Its easy to be green board! Thank You so much for sharing at Fluster Buster party, please visit us again next week, Lizy party co host! Love your blog’s name! What a happy one it is!

  2. Miz Helen says:

    These will be just delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  4. Rachel says:

    Just had them for dinner! Delish! Tried it with parmesan cheese (because I didn’t have mozzarella) which just added some more flavor. Thanks for the recipe Jodi. Very good.

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