Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna
Staff Writer
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Zucchini

Calories 261, fat 12 g, carbs 16 g, fiber 3 g, protein 24 g

 

4
Servings
419
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups zucchini, sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 Ounces tomato paste
  • 1 Pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 Cup onion, chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 Cups cottage cheese or ricotta
  • 1 Cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 Teaspoon flour

Directions

Cook zucchini until tender, drain and set aside. Brown meat and onions until onions are tender; drain fat; add next 8 ingredients and bring to boil.

Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 10 minutes or until reduced to 2 cups.

In a small bowl slightly beat egg.

Add cottage cheese, half of the shredded cheese, and flour.

In (1 1/2 qt) baking-roasting pan arrange haf of the meat mixture.  Top with half of the zucchini and all the cottage cheese mixture. Top with remaining meat and zucchini.

Bake uncovered at 375° degres F for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 10 minutes longer.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
137mg
46%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
49g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
249µg
36%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
25mg
33%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
27µg
30%
Calcium, Ca
482mg
48%
Choline, total
123mg
29%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
12µg
0%
Folate, total
82µg
21%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
90mg
28%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
678mg
97%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
44µg
80%
Sodium, Na
913mg
61%
Water
306g
11%
Zinc, Zn
10mg
100%

Zucchini Shopping Tip

Buy zucchini that is intact and has glossy skin. Avoid zucchini with brown or soft spots.

Zucchini Cooking Tip

Zucchini has a very high water content, lightly salt your zucchini prior to cooking so your dish does not become to watery.