Zucchini was too salty, warning only a tiny bit needing. This is the 3rd recipe in 2 days and so far all have been excellent! While grocery stores in the U.S. don’t usually sell the blooms, you can find them at farmers markets and prepare them by stuffing or panfrying them. To cook zucchini, you can either roast, grill, sauté, broil or steam the squash. Ah. So I needed something that would tempt him but was not high in calories & carbs. (11). My husband is on a diet and loves lasagna well anything pasta related to be honest. I used jarred marinara and morningstar meatless crumbles in place of the crushed tomatoes and ground beef. There are numerous options available on amazon.com. It’s so delicious and what we like best is that it has all the comfort-flavor of real Lasagna but you don’t feel like you ate a brick afterwards. oohh.. soooo good" the whole meal. Tasted great and didn’t feel guilty eating it. So good!! I Made this tonight and LOVED LOVED LOVED it! Will make again for sure! Definitely getting added to the rotation, thanks for another fantastic recipe!! To bulk it up for zero points I also added shredded carrots, fresh spinach and fresh mushrooms and a couple of teaspoons of Italian seasoning.. My daughter and her boyfriend raved about it! it’s probably thicker. Keep doing what your doing.. it works , This looks delicious. Made this yesterday and it was delicious. I made this and it was terrific and great tasting. I read a reply you posted to someone where you state the entire dish is 51 points. Summer squash includes a good percentage of the fiber called pectin, which is a type of beneficial polysaccharide that is linked to improved cardiovascular health and the ability to lower cholesterol naturally. Hi Gina,I love this recipe! And Thank You For Sharing…. My tip: Although the recipe is Easy Peasy, , its a bit labor intensive having to prep the zucchini. I made it last night with the sauce only on top and it's a bit dry (I rung the heck out of the zucchini). So, I suggest maybe changing it to “1 can (28 oz) for those of us who are first time saucers. There is no need to peel the green skin off the zucchini unless you want to. So it wasn’t TOO bad, but I get why drying them is a must. But I like a lot of your other recipe so I think I'll have to be brave and try this! This lasagna is to die for! Summer squash varieties include green and yellow zucchini, crookneck. I might try slicing the zucchini to 1/4" instead of an 1/8"… hoping that will give it a bit more texture. i love zucchinis to begin with, and this is def one of my fav recipes!!! I only got about 3 lunches out of it because my family who originally snurled their noses up at the idea of Zucchini Lasagna, DEVOURED it. Thank you for a wonderful recipe! I also like assembling this on another day, later in the week, as the actual assembly part is not time consuming, and the sauce will keep in the fridge and taste even better. What are the other options for cooking the zucchini if you don’t have a Grill Pan or barbecue? when I enter this exact same receipt into MyFitnessPal Recipe Maker it says the calories are 463 instead of 275. It took way to long to prepare – over two hours! I made this last night and substituted light cream cheese for the ricotta and used half the amount of mozzarella (bought the wrong size package at the store), it came out delicious! Mandolines can be difficult to learn how to use but are indispensable once you figure them out. I added a red and orange pepper and Vidalia onion using the mandolin. It is a repeat for sure and I will make it completely vegetarian next time when I make it for my best friend. This will be made again at my house, and I’m taking leftovers to work this week. We’re not low carb but I have lots of Zukes and this is delicious!! I will probably try again because I like the low calorie aspect and I want my family to love it. Was this supposed to be turkey, or maybe our grocery store in CA is different? The good thing is that my piece ended up only being 3 pts+. something wrong with just ricotta? I made it at home as the zucchini’s went ballistic in our garden. I love this recipe, but unfortunately I don’t have the patience to make it frequently because it’s a process. They sell 93% grnd. The milder zucchini taste will likely be more suitable for kids. The texture is entirely different than zucchini and may not be as kid friendly. My first time to make lasagna and it was awesome with the zoodles! Thanks again! There was a little water that came to the surface but I soaked it up with paper towels. Beef Gelatin: What Are the Benefits & How Does It Compare to Collagen? As we waited for the lasagna to cook (this thing did take a long time from start to finish) we played cards, had some wine on the balcony and enjoyed each others company while the heavenly smell of lasagna wafted out from the kitchen. I didn’t drain the fat juice from the meat, but instead, used a strainer spoon afterwards when applying the sauce to the dish (the fat really helps caramalize the onions). Used ground veal 2nd time around. I love this, but I can’t seem to make it in a 9×12 pan, but it works great in a 9X9. I made this tonight as an experiment. Hi Gina – LOVE your site!!! My husband isn’t a fan of zucchini but he loved it too. I wonder if the zucchini would be mushy after freezing? Aww thank you! I know wegmans and target carry the 93/7 ground beef, so I don’t think that was a mistake. It was a full 4 hours of total prep. YUM!!! It turned out amazing. This is SO good! All have been excellent. This was time consuming but wonderful! This is one of my very favorite recipes, and a go-to choice for special occasions! Love this. It’s naturally at its peak during the warmer months, usually throughout the summer (hence its name!). Thanks a lot! If you can't get past the texture, you can throw it in a food processor or Magic Bullet to smooth out the consistency. I just re-read the instructions and realized it said not to put the final layer of mozzarella cheese on until after it has baked 50 minutes. Avocados’ color can vary once they pass into the medium-ripe stage, but color is a great place to start. This was delicious! Zucchini and other squashes are largely made of water and carbohydrates, specifically the type called polysaccharides. Thank you for sharing! But this recipe is a KEEPER. All summer squash are technically picked before they fully ripen and become hardened, while winter squashes are harvested when they are more mature and hardened. Also, I used Lightlife Veggie Protein Crumbles instead of ground beef. Your experience with freezing this recipe plez. Several of the boys said it was the best lasagna they’ve ever had and now I have to make it for all their squadron events! What if you realize you don’t have eggs and don’t want to run back to the store? I didnt change a thing except for adding a little crushed red pepper to the sauce and letting it simmer for about 3 hours instead of 45 minutes, and I substituted the beef for groud turkey. I have mine sitting here cooling and all I wanna do is dig right in. Paleo Zucchini Banana Bread: Make my Paleo Zucchini Bread, which is made with coconut flour. We also layered more fresh basil in between the zucchini layers. Also, I have a small grill pan so I can only grill 3-4 slices at a time and it’s time consuming, so if you have an outdoor grill, this could probably go much faster. Our team aims to be not only thorough with its research, but also objective and unbiased. I will slice the zucchini a little bit thicker so they are more substantial. Steaming is considered a delicate cooking method that can preserve zucchini’s phytochemicals better than microwaving or deep frying, for example. My 15 yr old son tried a piece and said it was delicious, and that i should defintely make this again. Oh Gina. My zucchini cutting skills need improvement and a few pieces were too thick. Can you freeze this? I'm not a vegetarian but I loved it. It freezes well. Thank you, Gina! We froze leftovers for a later meal and IMO, it was even better! Do you think it would still be good if I prepared it ahead of time, froze it and then baked it when we are ready to eat?Im just now learning to cook with zucchini so I am not sure how it holds up after freezing and then baking. It is so much easier than grilling and it always comes out amazing. I have made this recipe several time and while it is labor intensive it is SO WORTH IT! Loose guide, but it gave me the foundations for an excellent first attempt at a zucchini lasagna. You still have to salt the eggplant because it does have just as much water in it. Rinse well and drain. Since zucchini is high in water and absorbs a high percentage of the compounds from the soil it grows in, purchasing organic summer squash is the best way to obtain plenty of nutrients and lower your risk of contaminants and pesticides. What kind of mandolin are you using? Can you tell me the brands you used, and if you used any fat-free cheese instead of part skim? Thanks!! Thanks for the great recipe! I made this last night, and while it was a bit time consuming – it was well worth the effort!! Baby bellas would be nice and you wont even miss the meat! I absolutely love recipes that use zucchini and I make those recipes a lot. I made this tonight for supper and hubby and I loved it! I made this last night with a friend and it was delicious! Next time, I will definitely use a mandala to cut the zucchini. It also has the added bonus of requiring no oil, as a grill pan might. I made this layered in my crockpot……..I added some finely ground pepperoni, chopped fresh kale, 10 oz.drained frozen spinach,2 cooked and chopped sausage patties to my 1 # ground turkey. We BBQ the zucchini strips in the morning, after sprinkling them with salt step. Looks like a yummy recipe though. and used fat-free cottage cheese instead of ricotta. Some people describe it’s flavor mostly flavorless with a slightly sweet taste (especially with ripe zucchinis). I put boiled chicken breast in the recipe in lieu of ground beef. This was incredible! It seemed like it was mostly cheese and meat. Thanks for the idea! I use a gluten free form of the mix, but either one works! The nutritional info is listed above the recipe. What would you suggest instead of cheese for those who can't eat dairy? Mine also came out a little watery even after grilling the zucchini first but was still really tasty! I love this recipe!!! Is it just me or with that size dish does it only allow one layer of everything?! This hits the spot! Interesting. You could prep other steps while slices are in the oven. I didn't have a grill pan or grill so I baked the zuchinni to get rid of the access water. We make this recipe every other week and I love it. It takes two hours to grill and assemble a double recipe in a huge lasagne pan. Thank you.. Used a 26oz. Made this tonight as I was craving Lasagna but didn’t want the carbs. I used the next step down and still had room to spare. It always comes out delicious. Fantastic! I made this using  using egg plant instead of the zucchini.. Lets just say it involved stitches on my thumb . Anyways, I really loved the sauce, but this didn’t really have a lasagna consistency. Not as heavy. One of the biggest challenges I tried to figure out was how to avoid the casserole dish from being watery once it was cooked. I used a not so lean beef (because it’s all I had) and I used one jar of marinara sauce and one can of stewed tomatoes together…. You just bake the zuchinni for 20 minutes by itself before preparing the entire dish? I bought this provolone at my local natural food store. Seeds from squash plants also have a long history of use in traditional and folk medicines when it comes to immune system boosting. My fiancé said it’s her absolute favorite thing I’ve ever made, and she isn’t even a big red sauce fan. The process of prepping the lasagna was long, but definitely worth it!!! I used some sweet and some hot low fat italian sauage instead of the ground beef. It’s super delicious. I’m doing the 5:2 diet so I cut this into 12 pieces (183 cals per serve) and served it with salad to fit into my plan for the day. Thanks for the recipe. (1). It’s recommended for people dealing with constipation, fluid retention, bloating, acid reflux and an upset stomach. My wife and kids (33 & 35) love it and I’ve made it 2 additional times. i recommend everyone should make this at least once in their life! I make a version of this and just slice the zucchini. I have found that when I sprinkle oatmeal on raw zucchini there is no problem with extra liquid. The zucchini cooked as it baked and it was fantastic, not watery at all. I am low-carbing while my husband is not, therefor I try to make meals that cater to both. A favorite. Next time I’ll add some pre-cooked red peppers, too but I’m sure that even as is the recipe is great (I just can never leave well enough alone :D). Can you make this ahead of time? This is definitely a keeper. If you can't grill the zucchini, bake it in the oven for 10-15 minutes on parchment paper or non-stick foil – it helps dry it out and is still delicious. thanks for sharing!!! Hi Gina. I agree the recipe is great and thorough, but the prep time is way off. It was a hit. Gina, you rock! no longer than boiling noodles….. I put the dish under the broiler for a couple minutes for a slightly toasty top. 95% lean beef, no olive oil. I have made this lasagna several times and it is always a hit. My hubby and I made it last night, and we both enjoyed it. To obtain the biggest digestive boost, eat the whole vegetable, including the nutrient-rich seeds and skin. This will be my go-to lasagna recipe when I have an abundance of zucchini. I don’t have a grill may I broil the zucchini instead? So amazing. Considering slicing 1/4 inch thick net time. ball of fresh mozzarella in place of the 16 oz. Much of the antioxidant content is held within zucchini’s skin, so it’s a good idea not to peel your squash. This looks amazing – could it be done with a bechamel sauce? OMG! I imported the recipe into MyFittnessPal. (7). i actually used zucchini, squash and carrots in mine. …I do mine at 350 and it always comes out great. Works perfectly . Woot! Can this be frozen , either uncooked or cooked? Made this last night and it was delicious! Just wanted to share this tip to cut down on prep time. There are so many good ones.) Or do you add uncooked (I'm thinking not)? It took far to long to prepare, I worked on it for 1-1/2 hours. Thanks so much. My hubby ate seconds, he loved it so much. Is this *really* just as good as pasta lasagna? Gallery. Made this last weekend when our daughter and family were here, everyone loved it, we did not have leftovers. I will definitely buy more next time and slice them thicker. I want to make this without the meat. I found this recipe going through the "Freezer Friendly Recipes" but noticed that there is no mention of freezing it. This is a marvelous recipe – as has been every other SkinnyTaste dish we have made. I was very impressed. Summer squash does contain measurable amounts of oxalates, which are natural substances found in plants and other foods that can cause health problems in people with certain existing conditions. I have never commented on a recipe before but this was so delicious i felt the need to share!! I always peel the eggplant and salt it over night. This was incredible! It was a labor of love as it was time consuming and I also bought a mandoline so I could make this recipe. The only change I made so far is to add some red pepper flakes to the meat sauce. Do you have recipes that qualify as bariatric safe? I’ve made this multiple times. I used fresh tomatoes, and just added tomato paste and let it cook until it was the right consistency… basically just cooked my usual pasta sauce and used it instead. I’ve made several other duke recipes over my almost 50 yrs cooking and baking for our family, but they are no match for this one. My whole family loves this recipe. This saves just a few more of my precious minutes. Grilling zucchini is a good option, especially since this vegetable is at its peak during the hot summer months. It was not worth the time when similar recipes and flavors would be much quicker. The entire meal was awesome! I prepared this last night to bake this evening. It was really good. In my opinion, the turkey and sausage had the best flavor! First of all, do not skip cooking the zucchini. That would make it much easier but it was not necessary. I need to prepare a dish for a family dinner ahead of time, and I love this one, I’m just not sure if it would turn out ok after freezing? Made this for my keto lunches. I made this for the first time tonight for supper and it was awesome. Zucchini is also one of the lowest carb-containing veggies, second to leafy greens. I used a a Mandolin to get the zucchini very thin, worked well, this was so delicious. Success! Hi Gina! Yes, under the directions, in the nutrition info, it will tell you the serving size and if it is 1 cup for the serving. Stir well. I shall be more prepared the next go round! Great recipe! Then I added the jar of sauce to the meat/veggies. Bake it… then place on paper towel to absorb the liquid. Have you ever made it and froze it before cooking? It was amazing. All of your tips about “sweating” and grilling the Zucchini noodles are spot on. These healthy zucchini recipes will give you plenty of easy ways to cook zucchini for a summer main course, side dish, or even dessert. Im not allergic, just doing a gluten free fast and I was wondering if this is gluten free? This is surprisingly good. I love your recipes. Yum. nancy in Ottawa ! THANKS Gina for giving us great recipes that still contain LOADS of flavor without all the empty calories/fat etc. It out thorough, but really yummy!!!!!!!. Ulcer-Related symptoms and leaky gut syndrome put it in this recipe was lovely ” the layering, ’! 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