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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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy zucchini lasagna, Low Carb, Low Carb Italian recipes, Low Carb Lasagna, low carb zucchini lasagna
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 244kcal
Author Evelyn

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

To assemble:

  • 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.

Nutrition

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