Zucchini Lasagna

This is a lighter take on lasagna where we leave out the pasta and use zucchini instead! Grilling the zucchini on a BBQ gives the best flavor - but a grill pan on the stovetop works great as well.

Ingredients

For sauce
Lean ground beef 1 Pound (500g)
Garlic clove 3 , mince
Onion 1 , slice
Salt and pepper To Taste
Canned crushed tomato 28 Ounce (796ml)
For ricotta cheese mixture
Ricotta 425 Gram
Parmigiano reggiano 1 Cup (16 tbs) , grated (50ml)
Eggs 1 Large
Other ingredients for lasagna
Mozzarella cheese 16 Ounce , grated (350g)
Zucchini 3 Medium , thinly sliced
Fresh basil To Taste

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F or 190 degree C.

MAKING

For Sauce:

2. Place a fry pan on medium high flame and brown meat in it. When cooked remove from the pan and reserve.

3. Saute garlic and onions in the same pan for about 2 minutes.

4. Add the canned crushed tomato and the reserved browned meat. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer on low for 30-40 minutes or until thick.

For Ricotta Cheese Mixture:

5. In a medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan, and egg.

6. Slice zucchini lengthwise into ⅛" slices, lightly salt and set aside or 10 minutes. (Adding salt takes out unwanted moisture) After 10 minutes, using kitchen towel blot off excess moisture.

7. On a grill pan, grill zucchini slices for about 1-2 minutes per side or until cooked.

FINALIZING

8. In a 9"x12" casserole spread some sauce on the bottom and layer the zucchini, then the ricotta cheese mixture and basil, then top with the mozzarella. Keep layering until all the ingredients are used. Cover with foil.

9. Bake covered for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake uncovered for another 15 minutes. Let stand for about 15 minutes before serving.

SERVING

10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 75 Minutes
Ready In: 75 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 679Calories from Fat 369

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.6%

Saturated Fat 23 g115%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1035 mg43.13%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 56 g112%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet