Zucchini Lasagna

Cindy’s Table

Ingredients

  • 2-3  medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise about 1/4 inch
  • 1 Pound  lean ground beef
  • small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-3  cloves garlic, minced
  • One  14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • One  6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 Teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon  dried basil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  dried thyme
  • 1/4 Cup  water
  • 1 Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • One  12-ounce container ricotta cheese
  • cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • large egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 Teaspoon  dried parsley

Lasagna is a family favorite, and this recipe uses garden fresh zucchini to make it a light and delicious dish. This is a great gluten-free recipe and is perfect for when you're craving Italian. You can also add sautéed zucchini or other fresh garden vegetables into your meat sauce for even more nutrition.

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Directions

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water add the zucchini and cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Drrain and set aside.

In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and onions until tender. Drain the fat from the beef and then add the next 9 ingredients.  Simmer for about 10 minutes, checking for any additional seasonings that are needed. 

In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, ½ cup of mozzarella cheese, egg, and parsley.

Prepare a 9 by 13-inch baking dish by lightly coating the bottom with meat sauce. Layer your lasagna in this order: zucchini, meat sauce, zucchini, a light layer of mozzarella cheese, and zucchini. Add the meat sauce to cover the layered zucchini. 

Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Add the remaining mozzarella cheese and bake for another 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Let the lasagna rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

Notes

You can also add sauté zucchini or other fresh garden vegetables into your meat sauce.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

359 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

18%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 126g 193%
  • Carbs 86g 29%
  • Saturated 66g 329%
  • Fiber 22g 88%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 48g
  • Monounsaturated 41g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 178g 356%
  • Cholesterol 754mg 251%
  • Sodium 5,210mg 217%
  • Calcium 1,798mg 180%
  • Magnesium 383mg 96%
  • Potassium 5,932mg 169%
  • Iron 24mg 135%
  • Zinc 33mg 217%
  • Phosphorus 2,368mg 338%
  • Vitamin A 995µg 111%
  • Vitamin C 183mg 306%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 195%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 170%
  • Niacin (B3) 34mg 170%
  • Vitamin B6 4mg 190%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 293µg 73%
  • Vitamin B12 12µg 207%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 13mg 63%
  • Vitamin K 109µg 136%
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