Zucchini Lasagna – low fat, low carb, ridiculously delicious and only 337 calories! This lasagna uses zucchini in place of pasta thereby reducing calories.
I am so excited about this recipe. Before today if you would have told me to try zucchini lasagna I might have given you a dirty look or laughed in your face. But my friend Fenne and I have decided to eat less carbs so we’ve been trying to come up with recipes that we love but with less carbs.
So we decided on zucchini lasagna. Not only is this beautiful recipe low carb but it is also low fat. So this gorgeous lasagna is what we came up with. It has zucchini in place of noodles, a delicious tomato sauce with ground beef and amazing spices, mushrooms and low fat mozzarella cheese, ricotta and Parmesan cheese.
- 3 large zucchini, about a foot long
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups slices mushrooms, I used cremini
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp oregano
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp Frank's hot sauce
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 3 cups low fat mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- garnish with basil or parsley