Rating: 3.5 stars
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Cut carbs, calories, and fat with this cheesy Zucchini Noodle Lasagna recipe. Zucchini noodles (no special equipment required!) replace the pasta in this healthy casserole.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

broil:
12 mins
bake:
30 mins
stand:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 22 mins
prep:
30 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler. Trim ends off zucchini. Cut zucchini lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices. Lightly coat both sides of zucchini slices with cooking spray; place half of the slices in a single layer on a wire rack set on a large baking sheet. Broil about 6 inches from the heat for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once halfway through broiling. Repeat with remaining zucchini slices. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.

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  • In a large skillet cook ground beef, mushrooms, and garlic until meat is browned, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain. Remove from heat. Stir pasta sauce, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, and fennel seeds into mixture in skillet. In a small bowl combine egg and ricotta cheese.

  • To assemble lasagna, spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture on the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Top with enough of the zucchini slices to cover the sauce mixture. Dollop half of the ricotta mixture on top of the zucchini; use a spoon to lightly spread ricotta mixture over zucchini. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese on top. Top with half of the remaining sauce mixture. Repeat layers once more, ending with sauce mixture.

  • Bake in the 375°F oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until cheese has melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Tips

Typical Lasagna: 1920 calories, 64 g fat (Maggiano's Little Italy)

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 58mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 15g; mono fat 2g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 10g; protein 20g; vitamin a 971.8IU; vitamin c 17.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 4.1mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 36.3mcg; vitamin b12 1.3mcg; sodium 565mg; potassium 555mg; calcium 272.6mg; iron 2.2mg.
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