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Where's the Squash Lasagna Recipe
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Where's the Squash Lasagna Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 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

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.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Originally published as Where's The Squash Lasagna in Country Woman September/October 2000, p31

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.

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

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

my husband, who won't eat anything with "green stuff" in it, loved this, and he is still none the wiser! Thank you!

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Reviewed May. 26, 2011

The best lasagna recipes I have ever had. My kids and husband love it. I make it almost every other week. The best!!!!

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Reviewed May. 26, 2011

The best lasagna recipes I have ever had. My kids and husband love it. I make it almost every other week. The best!!!!

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

I like to use peeled and cubed eggplant. Cook it with the meat or use less meat. They never know! Julie B

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