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Zucchini Lasagna

zucchini lasagna recipe

I LOVE PASTA – and although I do eat the occasional rice pasta dish now, our real food way of living has us coming up with new ways to make old favorites.

This zucchini lasagna recipe has become a fast favorite in our home. The best part is that it is easy to make – basically you make your favorite lasagna recipe and just swap the lasagna pasta noodles for slices of zucchini instead!


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Zucchini Lasagna
Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 4-6
This delicious lasagna uses slices of zucchini instead of pasta noodles.
  • 3-4 zucchini sliced with a mandoline
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ of an onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1½ cups tomato sauce
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  1. Slice the zucchini with a mandoline to about ⅛" thick - lay slices on paper towel and sprinkle with pink Himalayan salt. Let sit for a minimum 30 minutes.
  2. In a pan, brown the beef in the coconut oil, add the chopped onion and minced garlic and fry till done. Add all but 2 tbsp of the tomato sauce to the meat mixture.
  3. Pat the zucchini dry with paper towel and grill the slices.
  4. Mix the egg with the cottage cheese and set aside.
  5. Put the 2 tbsp of the tomato sauce in the bottom of a 8x8 pan then put a layer of zucchini slices over it.
  6. Next put half the meat sauce over the zucchini and then half of the cottage cheese mixture.
  7. Put another layer of zucchini, then the rest of the meat mixture and the rest of the cottage cheese mixture.
  8. Cover with the last layer of zucchini and then cover the zucchini with the 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  9. Cover the pan with greased tin foil and place in the over for 40 minutes at 375. Then uncover, turn the temp down to 350 and bake for 10 more minutes.
  10. Let it sit out of the oven for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  11. Enjoy

If you are looking for some real pasta recipes you can try my baked macaroni and cheese recipe, this Taco Pierogie Casserole.


Check out these pasta recipes from other blogs:  best macaroni and cheese and chicken fettuccine alfredo.

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  1. Great idea! I love little ways to make meals more nutritious!!

  2. Mmm, we love zucchini lasagnas! They are a really nice change from the traditional ones. Yours looks delicious!

  3. Annette C. says:

    This looks delicious! My neighbour makes something similar but with eggplant.

  4. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Sounds like a good idea but I am not sure my family would go for it, they would still figure out it has Zucchini in it and it is one thing they all hate!

  5. sarah sar says:

    i’m a big fan of veggie lasagne and have never seen it made like this. This looks delicious! I think I will try it without the beef though and just layer with more zucchini slices mmmmmm!

  6. This looks awesome! I think I’m going to try it out this week! Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a great alternative to lasagna sheets- great recipe!

  8. Caroline M. says:

    I made zucchini lasagna just this week, and we loved it. This recipe looks yummy too! I have a toddler, so to make the zucchini more eye friendly to him, I simply sliced it very thin in the food processor, everybody loved it!

  9. Catherine says:

    Fantastic idea this looks absolutely yummy, a must try.

  10. I love zucchini however I’m the only one in my family who does, I’d have to eat this all by myself

  11. Alexa Nernberg says:

    I must admit that I have never thought of using zucchini when making lasagna. I don’t know why not, as it looks really good. Thanks for the idea. The next time lasagna is made in our home, I plan to try it. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Christina s says:

    I’ve had zucchini in lasagna before but never thought of this! Looks great!

  13. Rosa Cross says:

    My sister would probably like to try this recipe.

  14. Heidi C. says:

    Sounds delicious! I love the addition of Pink Himalayan salt!

  15. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    I’ve been making zuchinni lasagna for years, but I’ll try this one for a change up.

  16. kathy downey says:

    Oh my,this looks delicious!

  17. Nena Sinclair says:

    What a great idea, I never would have thought to use zucchini like that!

  18. Birdiebee says:

    I love zucchini. This would be a perfect dish for having friends over without all of the carbs. Thank you for the recipe!

  19. Jodi Hoppe Wresh says:

    This sounds delicious! definitely will try it out!!

  20. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This looks delicious, I’m definitely trying this because I love zucchini.

  21. Missy Marie says:

    Wow!! Looks super yummy! I’m trying to limit pasta. I would add some frozen leaf spinach to this. Pinned it for sure:)

  22. Rosanne Robinson says:

    this recipe sounds delicious, definitely need to try it


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