Tasty zucchini lasagna

  • 70 minutes
  • 8 servings
  • 345 calories


  • 1 lb (450 g) beef ground meat
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 28 oz (800 g) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 3 medium size zucchinis
  • 15 oz (about 425 g) cottage cheese
  • 16 oz (about 450 g)  mozzarella cheese
  • 60 g parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg


  1. Add olive oil to a medium heat pan. Saute onions and garlic, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add meat to the pan. Brown the meat and season with salt. Drain from fat.
  3. Add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper and cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C).
  5. Meanwhile, slice zucchinis into thin slices using a cheese cutter or mandolin. For a firmer result of the lasagna spread the zucchini slices over a baking sheet, add some salt on top and put aside. Wipe off the moisture that comes out with a paper towel.
  6. In a bowl, mix cottage cheese with parmesan and eggs.
  7. Put some sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 casserole. Cover the with a layer of zucchini, add some of the cottage cheese mixture and top with mozzarella. Repeat this procedure until all ingredients are used. Top with sauce and mozzarella and.
  8. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes covered and uncovered for 15 minutes.

    For an even healthier option swap the ground beef for chicken or turkey!

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1 comment

  1. By Bruce on Sat Feb 22 2014

    Great recipe, my wife and I also do a version with Swiss Chard as well. The cottage cheese, Parmesan and egg idea is a real good one especially if you use low fat cottage cheese