A very filling twist on a traditional lasagna.

jennkl
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pour about 1/4 cup of spaghetti sauce into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the sausage and zucchini until the meat is no longer pink and the zucchini pieces are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain excess fat from the skillet, and set the sausage mixture aside. While the sausage and zucchinis are cooking, mix together the ricotta cheese, egg white, mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese in a bowl until well combined.

  • Place 3 lasagna noodles into the bottom of the baking dish on top of the spaghetti sauce, overlapping noodles slightly if necessary. Spread half the sausage-zucchini mixture on top of the noodles. Spread half the cheese mixture over the meat and zucchini, and pour 1 cup of spaghetti sauce evenly over the cheese mixture. Spread the sauce over the cheese mixture with a spoon or spatula. Repeat layers, starting with 3 more noodles, the rest of the sausage mixture, the rest of the cheese mixture, and 1 more cup of spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle the top with 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the lasagna is bubbling and the Parmesan cheese has browned, about 45 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

633 calories; 36.5 g total fat; 102 mg cholesterol; 1555 mg sodium. 37.6 g carbohydrates; 37.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
FREAKING YUM Jen. I used ground turkey that I spiced like pork sausage would be spiced homemade marinara sauce (The Best Marinara Sauce Yet which is also from this site) whole wheat lasagna noodles and I used "trim" cottage cheese instead of ricotta only because a)we don't care for ricotta and b)I'm quite cheap. My egg white was from an organic egg. I had a few bites but my family inhaled the rest....even my littlest who LOVES lasagna. He couldn't tell there was zucchini in it!!! No leftovers. None. I'm low on money so I served this with homemade cornbread but next time I'll be sure to serve this with garlic bread to sop up some of the sauce from the plate. I'll for sure make this again. I'm impressed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
FREAKING YUM Jen. I used ground turkey that I spiced like pork sausage would be spiced homemade marinara sauce (The Best Marinara Sauce Yet which is also from this site) whole wheat lasagna noodles and I used "trim" cottage cheese instead of ricotta only because a)we don't care for ricotta and b)I'm quite cheap. My egg white was from an organic egg. I had a few bites but my family inhaled the rest....even my littlest who LOVES lasagna. He couldn't tell there was zucchini in it!!! No leftovers. None. I'm low on money so I served this with homemade cornbread but next time I'll be sure to serve this with garlic bread to sop up some of the sauce from the plate. I'll for sure make this again. I'm impressed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
FREAKING YUM Jen. I used ground turkey that I spiced like pork sausage would be spiced homemade marinara sauce (The Best Marinara Sauce Yet which is also from this site) whole wheat lasagna noodles and I used "trim" cottage cheese instead of ricotta only because a)we don't care for ricotta and b)I'm quite cheap. My egg white was from an organic egg. I had a few bites but my family inhaled the rest....even my littlest who LOVES lasagna. He couldn't tell there was zucchini in it!!! No leftovers. None. I'm low on money so I served this with homemade cornbread but next time I'll be sure to serve this with garlic bread to sop up some of the sauce from the plate. I'll for sure make this again. I'm impressed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2010
This was excellent! Will definitely make this again! I added onion and garlic (because I nearly always do) and I had a bunch of cherry tomatoes that really needed to be used up so I added them quartered but they didn't alter the taste much. I used sweet italian sausage removed the casings. It really tasted great we all loved it. Thanks jennkl! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Delicious! I made a couple substitutions based on what I had on hand- no ricotta so used cream cheese(not a perfect substitute but it's still tasty- cottage cheese would be a better sub) lower fat mozzarella and sausage organic pasta sauce (lower sodium) and whole wheat noodles. I also added garlic to the sausage/zucchini. If it was this good with the healthier substitutions I bet the original recipe is to die for! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
I made a large pan of this last week for family and was a big hit. The only thing different was that I added more sauce (I don't like dry lasagna) for when I reheated it later....I love left overs. First of all the flavor is excellent and when you reheated it it tasted even better. It is a very filling and satisfying dish which is great for the cooler weather coming. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2011
Really Yummy! I used ground Turkey and diced up onion and minced garlic. I substituted low fat cottage cheese for the ricotta. I used a whole egg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2011
Loved it! The kids had no idea there was zucchini in it and they ate their entire servings (even the picky kid). It doesn't happen often so THANK you:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2011
I used spiced turkey instead of Sausage and it was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
Honestly the best lasagna ever! Way better then all the difficult lasagna's out there and love that you can have zucchini in it. Super easy and definately in my dinner rotation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
The hubby liked this one a lot! Read More
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