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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Zucchini Vegetable Lasagna recipe - low carb

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Made this for dinner tonight! I tweaked a few recipes together and it turned out perfect! And all 4 of my boys loved it! And it is VERY LOW CARB!

Here is the recipe! (There are some more pictures below of the process)

Here are the ingredients:
6 zucchini, cut into 6” long slices 1/4” thick
2 yellow squash, diced
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 24-28oz. marinara sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
¼ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. salt
1 egg
2 cups low fat cottage cheese

16oz.shredded low fat Mexican/Italian white cheese

Preheat a saucepan to medium high heat. Add diced onion, garlic, ground beef and ground turkey. Cook and drain several times until no more liquid. Cook until done.

 Add squash, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, stir, cook 2 minutes.

Add marinara sauce to meat mixture and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer 10 minutes (squash will create more liquid).

Cut zucchini into 6 inch long slices about ¼ inch thick. Set aside.
In a bowl, add cottage cheese, egg, and ½ cup cheese. Set aside.

 Preheat oven to 375’.
 In a 13 X 9 casserole dish, spray with Pam and layer meat, zucchini, cottage cheese, meat, zucchini.

  Bake at 375’ for 25 minutes, top with remaining cheese, cook 10 more minutes.
Let sit for 10 minutes, and enjoy!

NOTE: When you first bring it out of the oven it is really jucy. I let it sit for 20 minutes and it settled and was perfect! It is a little juicy so may want it in a dish of own so does not spread to other food. 

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  1. The only cheese you mention in the recipe is cottage cheese... yet I see to "add" the cheese with the cottage cheese and egg... and I see a picture of shredded cheese... could I use a reduced/2% of some sort of italian or mozzarella?

    1. Oh my goodness...I can't believe I forgot the cheese! It is like Paula Deen without the butter! I totally fixed the recipe WITH THE CHEESE, and I use a low fat Mexican or Italian blend but mozzarella would also be great...depends on your taste. Let me know which one you try! Thanks so much for letting me's not the same without the cheese!!!