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Easy Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

Easy Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

No-cook noodles save prep time for this lasagna recipe. Since these lasagna noodles will expand during baking, avoid overlapping them. The noodles will touch the sides of dish upon baking.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 jars (24 ounces, one 14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 9 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 carton (5 ounces) shredded Asiago cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, basil, oregano, fennel and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Spread 1-1/2 cups meat sauce in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with three noodles. Spread 1-1/2 cups sauce to edges of noodles. Top with half of the zucchini, 1/2 cup ricotta cheese and 1/2 cup Asiago cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles, sauce and Asiago cheese.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 495 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 797 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.