Layered Beef & Zucchini Casserole Recipe

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Submitted by dovedwards

Makes 8 servings



This zucchini and ground beef casserole is layered like lasagna. Using low fat meat and cheeses makes this dish a much healthier choice. I also added about a tablespoon of Italian herb blend for a little extra punch.

Recipe Ingredients for Layered Beef & Zucchini Casserole

4 c zucchini(thinly sliced)
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbl olive oil
1/2 c onion (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp pepper
1 c whole grain rice (cooked)
12 oz tomato sauce
1 c fat free ricotta cheese
3/4 c chedder cheese (low fat & shredded)
1 egg

Recipe Directions for Layered Beef & Zucchini Casserole

  1. Toss zucchini with 3/4 tsp salt and let stand 20 mins. Drain

  2. Spray lasagna type casserole dish with cooking spray.

  3. Place half the zucchini in bottom of dish

  4. Heat oil in skillet; saute' onion and garlic until tender

  5. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink

  6. Drain of excess fat

  7. Add oregano, pepper and 3/4 tsp salt to taste

  8. Stir in rice and tomato sauce

  9. Spread over zucchini in casserole

  10. Combine ricotta with 1/2 chedder and egg

  11. Spoon over meat mixture

  12. Top with remaining zucchini slices

  13. Pour remaining sauce over zucchini and sprinkle with remaining chedder

  14. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and cheese starts to brown.

Categories

Beef, Rice, Vegetables, Main Dish, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 233.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
263
Calories from Fat
104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.6g
18%
Saturated Fat
4.3g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
809mg
34%
Potassium
553mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
13.1g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
6%
Sugars
4.2g
Protein
25.0g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 16% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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