Healthy low carb Zucchini Lasagna with layers of zucchini instead of traditional pasta. Classic comfort food experience but guilt free at only 338 calories per huge slice!
Zucchini lasagna with layers of delicious garlic and herb homemade meat sauce, low carb zucchini noodles and melted cheesy goodness on top. It is so good even zucchini hating kids loved it!
Then again, in this house, there’s no way to avoid zucchini from stuffed zucchini boats to zucchini fritters, I love to find ways to use this healthy ingredient.
This recipe is definitely a labor of love and requires about 40 minutes of prep but the flavorful results are totally worth it.
5 medium zucchini cut lengthwise into 1/8" thick slices
1 lb ground turkey or ground beef
1 tbsp oil for frying
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano divided
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt + more for zucchini
Ground black pepper to taste
1 tbsp sugar, honey or maple syrup
2 x 14 oz cans tomato sauce low sodium
11 oz box fresh spinach or 1 package of frozen spinach, thawed & squeezed
15 oz tub cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
1 large egg
3 tbsp quinoa uncooked
8 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated