Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna
Servings: 8 Prep 15 mins Bake 1 hr 425/375 degrees F Cook 6 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini (about 2-1/4 pounds) OR: 2 zucchini and 2 yellow summer squash, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt plus 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper plus 1/2 teaspoon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 cups prepared low-calorie chunky mushroom pasta sauce, such as Healthy Choice
  • 1 container (16 ounces) 1 per cent low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 tablespoons packaged seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 package (8 ounces or 2 cups) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Make It

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat two 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pans with nonstick cooking spray. Cut each zucchini lengthwise in half; then cut each half lengthwise into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Spread on prepared pans in single layer; season with Italian seasoning, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

2. Bake zucchini slices in 425 degree F oven for 25 minutes, turning over once halfway through baking.

3. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey; cook, stirring to break up clumps, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and pasta sauce; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

4. Remove zucchini slices from oven; set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

5. In food processor, combine cottage cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, basil, egg yolks and 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan. Pulse until all ingredients are combined and mixture is smooth.

Assemble:

6. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons bread crumbs in bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Top with half the zucchini slices, covering bottom of dish. Spread zucchini with cottage cheese mixture. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons bread crumbs. Top with remaining zucchini slices. Sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons bread crumbs. Top with ground turkey mixture. Spread mozzarella cheese over turkey layer. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan.

7. Bake lasagna in 375 degree F oven until cheese is browned and sides of dish are bubbling, about 35 minutes. Let stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 265, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 82, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 17, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 21, sodium (mg): 1082, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.