Zucchini Lasagna

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Zucchini Lasagna
Zucchini
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Zucchini

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

 

Ready in
50 m
4
Servings
409
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.

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
33%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
146mg
49%
Protein
38g
76%
Carbs
16g
5%
Vitamin A
152µg
17%
Vitamin B12
3µg
50%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
37.1%
Vitamin C
29mg
49%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
17µg
21%
Calcium
257mg
26%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
51µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
51µg
13%
Iron
5mg
26%
Magnesium
72mg
18%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
39%
Phosphorus
491mg
70%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
1192mg
34%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
30%
Sodium
788mg
33%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
10%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
7mg
47%

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