Zucchini Lasagna {Grain-Free!}

{Grain Free} Zucchini Lasagna ~ Our Cozy Den

One of the happy side effects of having PCOS is that it forces me to make healthier decisions — not only for myself, but for the whole family. This past year, I’ve been adapting many of my old favorite recipes to make it PCOS-friendly, which means no carbs, no grains, no sugar at all.

Let me show you how I make lasagna now!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound of ground beef (or turkey)
  • 24 ounces of spaghetti sauce
  • 1-3 zucchinis, depending on size
  • 8 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:

{Grain Free} Zucchini Lasagna ~ Our Cozy Den
Brown the beef, drain off the grease. Then add the sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. While that is cooking, mix together the cheese, egg, and spices, saving 1/2 cup of mozzarella to the side.
{Grain Free} Zucchini Lasagna ~ Our Cozy Den
Spray a 13 x 9 baking dish, then put 1/2 cup of the beef mixture in the bottom of the pan.
{Grain Free} Zucchini Lasagna ~ Our Cozy Den
Cut the ends off of your zucchini, then use a potato peeler (or a large sharp knife) to thinly slice it into long, flat strips.
{Grain Free} Zucchini Lasagna ~ Our Cozy Den
Layer the zucchini in the baking dish, then put another 1/2 cup of meat sauce on top of it {spread it out with the back of a spoon}.
{Grain Free} Zucchini Lasagna ~ Our Cozy Den
After the meat sauce, put down a layer of the cheese mixture. I plop globs of cheese all around the dish, then spread it with the back of the spoon, to get a nice, even layer.
{Grain Free} Zucchini Lasagna ~ Our Cozy Den
When you are done, your layers will be as follows: meat, zucchini, meat, cheese, zucchini, meat, cheese, zucchini, meat.
{Grain Free} Zucchini Lasagna ~ Our Cozy Den
Last, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella that we had set aside on top.
{Grain Free} Zucchini Lasagna ~ Our Cozy Den
Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove foil, and bake 10 more minutes.

That’s it! Serve with a salad or a side of vegetables (we like green beans), and some garlic bread if you can have it. Then you have a hot, delicious, veggie-packed dinner! And if you grow your own zucchini in your garden, then it’s even cheaper than traditional lasagna! {Even if you have to buy the zucchini, it should cost *about* the same, or maybe only slightly more, depending on current prices.}

Bon Apetit!

{Grain Free} Zucchini Lasagna ~ Our Cozy Den
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3 thoughts on “Zucchini Lasagna {Grain-Free!}

  1. Gloria says:

    I made it half with noodles that were still in the pantry, and half with zucchini… The zucchini side was SO much better! I have the ingredients on hand to make more tomorrow, if I want… I think I might!

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