Easy Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna
If you love cheesy lasagna, and think you can't eat it on a low carb program, think again! This easy recipe for cheesy lasagna is not only delicious, but it's super low in carbs while being super HIGH in flavor!
The secret to success with this recipe is to pre-cook the zucchini "noodles" as it keeps the dish from getting watery. The zucchini then pulls in the flavor of the tomato sauce and the seasonings to make a rich, decadent meal you and those you cook for are going to LOVE!
1 pound zucchini, cut into ¼” strips lengthwise
Pinch Stacey Hawkins Dash of Desperation Seasoning
1 pounds 90% lean ground beef
1 teaspoon Stacey Hawkins Viva Italian Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Stacey Hawkins Lit Garlic
2 C diced tomatoes (sugar free!!)
1 C shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350° F. Slice zucchini. Spray a large, nonstick pan with nonstick cooking spray, sprinkle zucchini with Dash of Desperation and cook the zucchini on medium high for 1 minute on each side until crisp tender. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel to collect any moisture.
Put the pan back on the stove over medium high heat. Add beef and cook for 5-7 minutes until slightly browned. Add tomatoes and sprinkle with Viva Italian and LIt Garlic Seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and let cook for 5-7 minutes until sauce is slightly thick.
Place one layer of the zucchini in an 8” square baking dish. Spread with meat sauce mixture. And then add another layer of zucchini. Repeat process. Depending on the size of your zucchini, you may have multiple layers or just a few. Use your judgement to determine how best to layer.
After the last layer, sprinkle with cheese. Season with a pinch Dash of Desperation and bake for 15-20 minutes until bubbly. Everything is already cooked, so you’re really just melting the cheese and warming it all through.
Divide into 4 equal portions and serve hot. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes & Optavia Counts
Optavia Lean and Green Counts
Healthy Fat 0
In this recipe, we use the counts for the meat and the cheese together to account for the "Lean" portion.
- Serving Size
- 1/4 of this recipe
- per serving
- 6.6 grams
- 1.4 grams
- 10 grams
- 38.5 grams
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