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Summer Lasagna

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"Zucchini takes the place of pasta in this recipe, making it lighter than a regular lasagna. Most people don't realize that there is no pasta and think it delicious."
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1 h 25 m servings 237
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish. Watch Now
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until evenly brown. Drain juices. Mix the onion, green bell pepper, carrots, garlic, and tomato sauce into the skillet. Season with oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Watch Now
  3. In the bottom of the prepared baking dish, layer 1/2 the zucchini strips. In a bowl, beat together the cottage cheese and egg, and spread over the zucchini. Scoop 1/2 the beef mixture over the cottage cheese and egg mixture, and sprinkle with 1/2 the mozzarella cheese. Layer with remaining zucchini, beef mixture, and mozzarella. Top with Parmesan cheese. Watch Now
  4. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow to sit 10 minutes before slicing to serve. Watch Now

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 237 calories; 13.5 10.3 19.7 71 570 Full nutrition

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This was great. Didn't miss the noodles. It was just a bit runny so next time i would salt the zucchini and let it sit in a colander for 30 minutes. That should draw out some of the liquid. ...

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Though I did enjoy the recipe, I cannot get over how so many people said they "couldn't tell it wasn't real lasagna noodles...".....I definately could, but like I said, it was enjoyable. MY onl...

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This was great. Didn't miss the noodles. It was just a bit runny so next time i would salt the zucchini and let it sit in a colander for 30 minutes. That should draw out some of the liquid. ...

Super yum! True, you can tell there's no noodles, but we ate it with some toast and that satisfied the starch craving. I made some adjustments to (a) reduce the fat, (b) work with what I had on ...

Wonderful recipe! To lower the fat, I used low-fat mozzarella and 2% cottage cheese. In response to other reviews commenting on the dish being too watery, I took all possible precautions. I d...

This is my absolutely FAVORITE recipe that I saved to my recipe box. I try to watch what I eat, and this recipe provides a strong, rich taste of a "unhealthy dish" without all of the added carb...

I have been making zucchini lasagna for years and I found if you put your sliced zucchini under the broiler for a few minutes to draw out the water that works better then the sweat method by usi...

Excellent! I did make a few changes though to fit my tastes. I used red pepper instead of green (less acidic). I doubled the cheese amounts, used trader joe's 3-cheese spaghetti sauce, and I ...

Very good & we did not miss the noodles! Tried this as a low carb dish and will put this in my make it often file. I made the sauce sans meat, and used a large can of diced tomatoes and a can ...

This was a very delicious meal. It was easy to make and had that lasagna feel to it. Next time I make it, and I will make it again very soon, I am going to try dry cottage cheese instead of reg...

This recipe is wonderful. A life saver for me as I have to follow a low carb diet. I'll probably make this or a similar version once a week!! Thanks!!