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Apr 25

My Spin on Zucchini Lasagna

I wasn’t compensated for this post.  This is a variance on a recipe my friend told me.  I’m not sure where she picked it up from.


My Spin on Zucchini Lasagna

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I have to be honest I’m not having the best luck losing the weight I have gained since having my girls. I’m really trying hard to make things that are good for me and the family and not sacrifice the taste of the meals we love so much.  
 
I have had blood sugar issues, insulin resistance,  for about 7 years now.  I’ve been gestational diabetic with both girls.  I really have to watch the carbs I take in or I gain weight very easily.  Since I stopped breastfeeding my youngest over the last few months my numbers are getting worse.  With the medicines I’m taking I’m pretty sure I’m type 2 diabetic now.  This scared me so I’m back to exercising at least once a day and eating what I should.
 
That is where this recipe was formed.  I have had vegetable lasagna where the zucchini was used in place of the noodles.  That is perfect for me because I shouldn’t eat pasta and veggies are always better.  I have one problem with all vegetable dishes.  They do not fill me up long!  So here is my recipe for zucchini lasagna.
 
 
 
 
What you need:
 
1 pound extra lean hamburger
1 small onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
1 jar of pasta sauce of your choice
3 zucchini cut thin length wise ( think like lasagna noodles)
Italian seasoning to taste
1 16 oz lowfat ricotta cheese or lowfat cottage cheese your choice
1 egg
1/4 cup parm cheese
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
 
 
 
Preheat oven at 350.  Cook onion and garlic in a large saucepan coated with cooking spray.  Cook until onion has softened.  Add hamburger and cook until no longer pink.  Add pasta sauce. Turn heat to low. Mix ricotta or cottage cheese with Italian seasoning, egg, and parm cheese.  
 
 
 
In a 13×9 add about 3/4 cup of meat sauce to the bottom of the pan.  Lay out the sliced zucchini evenly. Top with the cheese mixture.  Sprinkle with a half a cup of mozzarella.  Top with another layer of zucchini noodles.  Add the rest of meat sauce.  Finish with the rest of mozzarella cheese.  I spray my aluminum foil with cooking spray so that the cheese doesn’t stick.  Cook for 45 minutes covered.  Remove aluminum foil and cook an additional 15 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes.  Enjoy!
 
 
 
You can add more parm cheese and serve with a salad or garlic bread. Yes I said bread, one piece is okay considering there aren’t many in the main dish.  Or you can be good like I was and have a salad! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does!
I know you love recipes as much as I do. Make sure you check out the great recipes from our friends at the Village Bakery.
 

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  1. Tamra Phelps

    I’ve never tried zucchini as a replacement for lasagna noodles, but I know a lot of people love it. I do love a good lasagna!

    1. ivyvine1977@gmail.com

      It is really good. I really didn’t miss the noodles at all.

  2. Lisa Coomer Queen

    This looks and sounds really good! I will have to try it. I love zucchini Thanks for the recipe..

  3. Linda Manns Linneman

    Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe. I will be giving it a try for my family

  4. Michelle Elizondo

    I love lasagna.

  5. Dorothy Boucher

    I was just showing this to my hubby since he works behind me loll. He said lets go shopping for some zucchini 🙂 I have never tried this like this but I know we are always looking to better eats so I am going to do this for him 😉

    1. ivyvine1977@gmail.com

      I hope you like it. I know we don’t miss the noodles at all :).

  6. Rhonda Martin

    I have the same problem and I’m trying to stay away from carbs and it isn’t easy. I love carbs. If they took everything away and just let me keep carbs I’d be happy so you can imagine I’m having a hard time staying away from them. I have a garden this year and that helps so with all the zucchini I’m going to give this one a try.

  7. Terri S

    WOW! This looks so good! I love, Love, LOVE zucchini! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  8. Maryann D.

    I do like zucchini very much. I know I would like this recipe. I would even make it vegan with more vegetables for my daughter.

  9. Anna

    My sister loves Italian, especially lasagna. I have to make this version for her. 🙂

  10. Kelly Nicholson

    thanks..i needed a nive recipe for this stuff…i hate the frozen kind

  11. Lisa Brown

    I would make that for sure, looks great.

  12. Lauryn R

    Yummy! I am a huge fan of zucchini so this lasagna sounds amazing to me! I will definitely be making this asap, thank you so much for sharing the recipe! 🙂

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