Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna
An Easy Zucchini Lasagna recipe for a Low Carb Lasagna. If you are looking for an awesome low carb Italian recipe then you must try this low carb zucchini lasagna!
- 1 lb 97% fat-free ground beef
- 1/2 medium onion diced
- 1/4 red bell pepper diced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 1 can 8oz tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano)
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried)
- 1 carrot
- 4 small zucchini thinly sliced lengthwise
- 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup mozzarella Cheese for topping
- 2 egg whites
- 1 package frozen spinach thawed and drained completely
Cook the ground beef, onion and bell pepper in a dutch oven or large skillet over med heat. Cook and stir until meat is brown with no pink showing
Add tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, oregano, and basil and bring to a boil. Add hot water if the sauce is too thick. I always add a whole carrot at this point. (the carrot will remove the acid and after the sauce is done, just remove the carrot)
Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes while you are grilling the zucchini slices.
Prepare the defrosted spinach by draining well. Use paper towels or tea towel to wring all the water out of the spinach. (It will affect your zucchini lasagna if the spinach is too wet)
Slice the zucchini into thin slices, I used a mandoline but you could use a sharp knife. Season with olive oil to cover each slice and then add freshly ground black pepper and salt. Heat grill or grill pan and grill zucchini until done, turning halfway through.
In a medium bowl, add the ricotta cheese, egg whites and 1/2 cup of low-fat mozzarella cheese. Blend well
Spoon 1/3 of the meat sauce in an 8 X 8 baking dish
Place 1/2 of the zucchini slices on top of the meat sauce, completely covering the sauce.
Spoon 1/3 of the cheese mixture on top of the zucchini and spread it as best as possible
Add 1/2 of the spinach and then another 1/3 of the meat sauce spreading into layers
Place the remaining zucchini, following with the cheese mixture, spinach, and the remaining meat sauce
Top with the last 1/3 of the cheese mixture and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of additional mozzarella cheese
Cover and bake in a preheated 325-degree F oven for 45 minutes
Remove foil and bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 773mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7845IU | Vitamin C: 24.6mg | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 3.5mg