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Where's the Squash Lasagna

 Where's the Squash Lasagna
I devised this recipe to hide zucchini from my unsuspecting grandchildren and any others who think they don't like it. It's always a hit at our house.
12 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 2 large zucchini (about 1 pound), shredded
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook the beef, zucchini and onion over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Drain.
  • Place tomatoes in a food processor or blender; cover and process
  • until smooth. Stir into beef mixture. Add the water, tomato paste,
  • parsley and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,

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Where's the Squash Lasagna (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Spread 1 cup meat sauce in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • Arrange three noodles over sauce. Spread with a third of the meat
  • sauce; top with half of the ricotta cheese. Sprinkle with a third of
  • the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat. Top with remaining
  • noodles, meat sauce and cheeses.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 minutes
  • longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 309 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 642 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.