Zucchini Lasagna

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 1 h 20 min 8
Zucchini Lasagna
Health Highlights
Grain-Free!

Ingredients


454 gm Beef, ground, extra lean
1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 large Yellow onion (chopped)
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 can(28oz) Crushed tomatoes canned
2 tbsp Basil, fresh (chopped)
1 dash Black pepper
3 medium Zucchini (sliced)
1 large egg Egg
1 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese (skimmed milk)
1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano
4 cup, shredded Mozzarella cheese, partially skimmed

Instructions


1. In a medium sauce pan, brown meat and season with salt. When cooked drain in colander to remove any fat.

 

2. Add olive oil to the pan and saute garlic and onions about 2 minutes. Return the meat to the pan, add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer on low for at least 30-40 minutes, covered. Do not add extra water, the sauce should be thick.


3. Meanwhile, slice zucchini into 1/8″ thick slices, add lightly salt and set aside for 10 minutes. Zucchini has a lot of water when cooked, salting it takes out a lot of moisture. After 10 minutes, blot excess moisture with a paper towel.

 

4. Preheat a gas grill to medium high, and grill 2 to 3 minutes per side, until slightly browned. Place on paper towels to soak any excess moisture.

5. Preheat oven to 375°.

6. In a medium bowl mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese and egg. Stir well.

7. In a 9×12 casserole spread 1/2 cup of sauce on the bottom and layer the zucchini to cover. Spread 1/2 cup of the ricotta cheese mixture, then top with 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and repeat the process until all your ingredients are used up.

 

8. For the last layer top with remaining zucchini and sauce, cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover the foil and bake 20 minutes (to dry up the sauce) then place the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and bake until melted, 10 minutes.

9. Let stand about 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

Notes:

Zucchini

may help to improve digestion, it contains folate, vitamin B6 and potassium


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 379
Calories from fat 176
Calories from saturated fat 99
Total Fat 19.5 g
Saturated Fat 11.0 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.6 g
Cholesterol 110 mg
Sodium 1103 mg
Potassium 937 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
Sugars 3.1 g
Protein 37 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Meat 0.6
Milk Alternative 1.4
Vegetables 2.0

Energy sources


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