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Zucchini Lasagna: A Healthy Spin On A Dinner Time Favorite

You don’t have to be a kitchen connoisseur to love finding healthy spins on your favorite recipes. Though it may not be national lasagna day quite yet (no really, it’s celebrated on July 29th), there is always a reason to dig in to this dinner time favorite.  In this recipe, Zucchini acts as a substitute ingredient, but it shines by adding a dose of flavor and color. Feel free to choose your own adventure with the recipe’s meat sauce, vegetarians may want to skip out. Happy cooking!

 

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Photo from Oh Sweet Basil

Zucchini Lasagna

Ingredients: (3-4 Servings)

  • 6 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 heaping cup of cottage cheese
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 6 teaspoons parmesan cheese
  • Sauce Ingredients
    • 1 lb 60% ground chuck mixed with 40% ground brisket** optional
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 red bell pepper, minced
    • 1 yellow bell pepper, minced
    • 1/2 cup onion, minced
    • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
    • 1 (6 ounce) can of tomato paste
    • 2 (15 ounce) cans of tomato sauce
    • 1 (15 ounce) can of good quality diced tomatoes
    • 2 teaspoons basil, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons of italian seasoning
    • 3 shakes of red pepper flakes
    • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
    • salt and pepper to taste

For detailed directions that explain how to prepare this new dinnertime favorite, visit Oh Sweet Basil.

Original recipe published on the blog Oh Sweet Basil.
This recipe was originally penned by Carriann, a kitchen enthusiast and recipe developer. Her blog, Oh Sweet Basil aims to reinvent dinnertime into an unforgettable daily experience. Connect with Carriann and follow her ventures with Oh Sweet Basil on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.