Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

Looking for an easy Zucchini Lasagna recipe? Learn how to make Zucchini Lasagna using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by triptic1980

Makes 6 servings



Delicious noodle free, supremely cheesy lasagna. The sauce can be made a day or two ahead of time, to save some extra work. You can also make a double batch of sauce and freeze it, or use it on other dishes.

Recipe Ingredients for Zucchini Lasagna

1 lb lean beef
3 cloves garlic
1/2 onion
1 tsp olive oil
1 salt and pepper
28 oz. can tomatoes (crushed)
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
3 medium zucchini, sliced 1/8" thick
15 oz fat free ricotta
16 oz reduced fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
1 egg

Recipe Directions for Zucchini Lasagna

  1. In a medium sauce pan, brown meat and season with salt. When cooked drain in colander to remove any fat. Add olive oil to the pan and saute garlic and onions about 2 minutes. Return the meat to the pan, add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer on low for at least 30-40minutes, covered. Do not add extra water, the sauce should be thick.

  2. Meanwhile, slice zucchini into 1/8" thick slices, add salt and set aside or 10 minutes. Zucchini has a lot of water when cooked, salting it takes out a lot of moisture. After 10 minutes, blot excess moisture with a paper towel.

  3. In a medium bowl mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg. Stir well.

  4. Preheat oven to 350.

  5. In a 9x12 casserole spread some sauce on the bottom and layer the zucchini to cover. Then place some of the ricotta cheese mixture, then top with the mozzarella cheese and repeat the process until all your ingredients are used up. Top with sauce and mozzarella and cover with foil.

  6. Bake 45 minutes covered at 350, then uncovered 15 minutes. Let stand about 5 - 10 minutes before serving.

  7. ****it's best to grill or broil the zucchini first so you don't get all the excess liquid from the zucchini when it bakes. ****

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 475.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
465
Calories from Fat
151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.8g
26%
Saturated Fat
8.3g
42%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
139mg
46%
Sodium
913mg
38%
Potassium
594mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
19.4g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
8.7g
Protein
55.0g
Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 75% Iron 19%
* 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 calcium
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