This spinach and zucchini lasagna is vegetarian, low carb, and gluten-free. It is made with tomato sauce, skinny ricotta, mozzarella, and zucchini noodles.
Hello everyone. I would like to say thank you for all your good wishes to be better I received from my last post when I was talking about my sciatic nerve pain. The good news is I am almost 100% better. My husband helped me a lot with his massages and some yoga exercises too, which I am not going to give up anymore. Nothing in life is more important than your health so don’t stop exercising because it is essential for a healthy body, life, and soul 😉
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That being said, why not celebrate health with this delicious and skinny spinach and zucchini lasagna?!! This is one of my favorite lasagna recipes in the world. Why? Because it is flavorful, but it is not full of carbs and fat like the traditional lasagna recipe. One of the first zucchini lasagna recipes that I made was from one of my favourite blogs Skinny Taste. Gina’s recipes are always delicious, healthy and easy to follow. So, her Zucchini Lasagna recipe wasn’t different. My husband and I love it so much that I’ve made that recipe many times.
This type I decided to create my own version of zucchini lasagna and I hope you enjoy it. Instead of lasagna noodles, I used zucchini noodles. I sliced the zucchini very thin using my stainless steel mandolin slicer, a very cool and useful kitchen gadget. I got it last Christmas from my mother-in-law and I love it because it creates exceptionally even slices.
It is easy to clean but of course, you have to be very careful since the blades are very sharp. I love to wear my cut resistant gloves when I am using my mandolin because it gives me more protection.
I also added spinach to the tomato sauce to load this amazing lasagna recipe with more greens. I used skim ricotta and mozzarella cheese to save some calories. Please give this recipe a try. I am sure everybody in your home will love this vegetarian, low-carb, and gluten-free lasagna.
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Spinach and Zucchini Lasagna
This Spinach and Zucchini Lasagna is vegetarian, low carb and gluten-free. It is made with tomato sauce, skinny ricotta and mozzarella and zucchini noodles.
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- half onion, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tbsps tomato paste
- 1 28oz. can crushed tomatoes with the juice or 1 ¾ pound of fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
- Salt and ground fresh black pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 3 cups spinach
- 15 oz part-skim ricotta
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 medium zucchini, sliced 1/8″ thick
- 16 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/2 tsp parsley, chopped
- In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add onions and cook 4-5 minutes until they are soft and golden.
- Add garlic and sauté, being careful not to burn.
- Add tomato paste and stir well. Add crushed tomatoes, including the juice in case you are using tomato cans.
- Add salt and ground fresh black pepper.
- Cover and bring to a low simmer for 25-30 minutes.
- Finally, remove from the heat and add fresh basil, spinach and stir well.
- Adjust the seasoning if you think it is necessary.
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Arrange the zucchini slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and coat it with cooking oil spray. Broil for 5-8 minutes. Remove from the oven. Wait about 5 minutes to remove any excess moisture with paper towels if you think it’s necessary. (This part is very important to avoid the lasagna to become soupy.)
- In a medium bowl mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, and an egg. Stir well.
- In a 9×12 casserole spread some tomato sauce on the bottom.
- Layer 5 or 6 zucchini slices to cover.
- Place some of the ricotta cheese mixture and top with the mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layers until all your ingredients are all used up.
- Top with sauce and mozzarella.
- Bake 30 minutes covered and 10 minutes uncovered.
- Let stand about 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley.
Yield: 9, Serving Size: 1/9
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 223
- Total Fat: 12.4g
- Cholesterol: 53mg
- Carbohydrates: 10.6g
- Sugar: 4.4g
- Protein: 18.5g
Slightly adapted from Skinny Taste.// All images and text ©
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