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Mushroom Zucchini Lasagna

A homemade zucchini tomato sauce gives this entree its fresh-tasting flair. Billie Moss of El Sobrante, California shared the recipe for her creamy meatless lasagna.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds zucchini, divided
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 6 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Finely dice 1/2 cup zucchini; set aside. Slice the remaining zucchini. In a large saucepan, saute the sliced zucchini, mushrooms, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, 3 tablespoons parsley, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, mozzarella, ricotta, cream cheese, grated Parmesan, onion powder and remaining parsley, salt and pepper. Spread 1 cup of the tomato sauce in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with three noodles, half of the cheese mixture and a third of the remaining sauce. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining noodles and sauce.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with diced zucchini and shredded Parmesan. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 263 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 551mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • amanda3475
    Aug 12, 2014

    Per my husband- the best lasagna you've made. Very yummy!

  • JudithRN3
    Apr 6, 2010

    Easy & delicious- I made the sauce one day and assembled the lasagne the next da-

  • Zafira Fauxhall
    Mar 5, 2010

    Sorry... I don't know what happened... I wanted to give this recipe 5 stars.

  • Zafira Fauxhall
    Mar 5, 2010

    This is another one of my families favorites. I have changed this only a little bit. In place of three whole eggs, I only use egg whites and in place of the cream cheese I use 8oz of tofu. Served with a nice tossed salad and dinner is served.