This zucchini lasagna has all of the staples of that classic casserole but with zucchini in place of the pasta so minus the guilt of carbs! Then it’s sprinkled with cheese, pepperoni and sliced green peppers to give you that deep dish pizza effect on top! This recipe was first published in full on the blog Momma’s Meals. We are pleased to share it with you here for Weekday Supper.
If you are hoping to get your kids to eat more vegetables, this may well be the dish that does the trick! The thin cut zucchini looks almost exactly like lasagna noodles! This is a dish you can make a head of time for a busy night or make it for someone who needs to eat gluten free. It also packs up well as casserole on the go for a friend who may need dinner some night.
- 3 large zucchinis
- 1 lb ground 99% fat-free Turkey
- 1 cup onion, diced (1 small onion)
- 1 Tbsps Olive oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1½ tablespoons fresh garlic, diced
- 1 14 oz Jar of pasta sauce
- 1 15 oz Container of light ricotta cheese
- 1 arge egg
- 8 oz light mozzarella cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup turkey pepperoni slices, about 25
- ½ a large green pepper, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Peel the zucchini using a vegetable peeler, then keep cutting with the peeler until the zucchini is in strips.
- In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium/high heat. Add in the ground turkey, salt, pepper, onion, garlic and green pepper, mixing and cooking turkey throughout.
- While the turkey cooks, beat together the ricotta cheese, egg and another pinch of pepper. Set aside.
- How to Assemble:
- Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Start by pouring half the jar of pizza sauce on the bottom, followed by half the turkey, then layer half the zucchini, half the ricotta mixture, half the pepperoni slices,and finish with half the grated mozzarella cheese.
- Repeat the layers once more, except add the chopped pepper on top of the last layer of mozzarella. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
- Cover the lasagna with tin foil. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes.
- Uncover and bake another 10 minutes.
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