Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna
Staff Writer

Cindy’s Table

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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Notes

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

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. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

233 kcal

Daily value:

12%

Servings:

6
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 6 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 12 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 381 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 101 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 2 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 7 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 39 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Apigenin 38 mg
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 2 g
  • Aspartic acid 2 g
  • Betaine 6 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 302 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 1 µg
  • Carotene, beta 31 µg
  • Cholesterol 69 mg
  • Choline, total 59 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 4 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 6 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, DFE 26 µg
  • Folate, food 20 µg
  • Folate, total 24 µg
  • Folic acid 3 µg
  • Glutamic acid 4 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Histidine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 4 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Isorhamnetin 3 mg
  • Leucine 2 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 54 µg
  • Lycopene 3 µg
  • Lysine 2 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 41 mg
  • Methionine 1 g
  • Niacin 5 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 340 mg
  • Phytosterols 3 mg
  • Potassium, K 368 mg
  • Proline 2 g
  • Retinol 99 µg
  • Selenium, Se 22 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 292 mg
  • Starch 1 g
  • Sugars, total 1 g
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Tyrosine 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 76 g
  • Zinc, Zn 5 mg
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