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These Zucchini Butter and Turkey Roll-Ups are easy to meal-prep on the weekend and are the perfect fun lunch to pack on busy weekday mornings for kids and adults alike!
Can you believe it’s almost back-to-school time? This is the perfect kid-friendly and veggie-packed lunch to pack for your picky eater to make mornings a breeze.
Zucchini butter might just be my new favorite thing. I used it in these sandwiches as an alternative to mayonnaise. Rolled up in a multigrain tortilla with turkey and mozzarella cheese, these bite-sized sandwich rolls are a lunch you can feel good about sending with your kid to school.
The zucchini butter is super easy to make on the weekend and keep in your fridge to use on these roll-ups all week long on busy mornings. And if you have any left over, you can use it in omelets, to stuff chicken breasts, or as a dip with pita chips!
To make it, just melt some butter (or olive oil) in a pan, add some shallots (or garlic), and FOUR grated zucchinis (told you it was veggie-packed!). It will seem like a lot, but it will cook down substantially. Cook for about a half an hour until almost all the liquid absorbs and the zucchini is very well cooked- it should melt in your mouth with barely the need to bite. It’s the perfect spread for sandwiches!
I used Hillshire Farm Naturals® Slow Roasted Turkey Breast for these roll-up sandwiches, which was easy to find at my local Walmart.
Once you’ve made the zucchini butter, these turkey roll-ups are a breeze to make. Just spread a multigrain tortilla with some of the zucchini butter, top with the turkey and a slice of mozzarella cheese, and roll up tightly.
You can eat it as is, or you can slice it into bite-size pieces. The little pinwheels make them really fun to eat (and also would be great as a snack or appetizer at a party).
Whole grain products tend to be a little more crumbly than others. This means the tortilla may crack a little when you are rolling up the sandwich.
To make the tortillas more pliable and less likely to crack, I recommend warming them up wrapped in a damp paper towel in the microwave for a few seconds before assembling the turkey roll-ups.
Like any sandwich, you can add or omit ingredients as you want. If I were making this for myself, I’d add some roasted red peppers for some extra flavor and pretty color. Some spinach or tomatoes would be great additions, or some spices like cayenne pepper or dill added to the zucchini butter.
Feel free to adjust depending on how adventurous your kiddo is with taste!
And I know I keep saying that this is great for kids and for back-to-school, but it’s also a great thing for adults to pack for work lunches. I always like my kid-friendly food that I feed my toddler to be adult-friendly, too.
These turkey roll-ups are DELICIOUS whether you are old or young or in-between!
I love zucchini for its subtle vegetable taste (and so does my toddler). If you like this, you’ll love this zucchini and corn risotto, this Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Lemon, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts, and this crustless ham and zucchini quiche (both also great for kids).
Here’s the printable recipe for Zucchini Butter and Turkey Roll-Ups. Enjoy!
Zucchini Butter and Turkey Roll-Ups
For the Zucchini Butter (makes about 2 cups):
For each Roll-Up:
- 1 multigrain tortilla
- 2 slices Hillshire Farm Naturals Slow Roasted Turkey Breast
- 1/4 cup zucchini butter
- 1 slice mozzarella cheese
- To make the zucchini butter, melt the butter (4 tablespoons) over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the shallot and stir, cooking for about 30 seconds to one minute, until it begins to soften. Add the zucchini, kosher salt (1 teaspoon), and pepper (1/2 teaspoon), and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes, until almost all of the liquid has evaporated and the zucchini is cooked well, with a silky-smooth texture. Taste it- it should melt in your mouth and you should barely need to chew. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- To make each roll-up, spread 1/4 cup of the zucchini butter on the multigrain tortilla. Add 2 slices Hillshire Farm Naturals Slow Roasted Turkey Breast and 1 slice of mozzarella cheese. Roll the tortilla up tightly and cut into slices.
- To make the tortillas more pliable and less likely to break, I recommend wrapping them in a damp paper towel and microwaving for a few seconds to warm them up a bit.
- I recommend making the zucchini butter ahead of time on the weekend, to make weekday lunch-packing in the morning a breeze!
- The zucchini butter can be stored in an airtight container for about one week in the fridge.
- The zucchini butter is also delicious added to scrambled eggs or an omelette for an easy breakfast, served with pita chips as a dip for a quick snack, or stuffed into chicken breasts for an easy "fancy" dinner.
- The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.