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Zucchini Noodle Lasagna with Italian Chicken

Zucchini lasagna is a veggie, protein and flavor packed healthy dinner! Like all lasagna, it makes a great freezer prep meal and will make enough to feed everyone!
Servings 6
Calories 391 kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Use a mandolin on the largest setting to make zucchini noodles.
  3. Place zucchini on cooking sheets and bake for 10 minutes to help dry them out (DO NOT SKIP)
  4. Saute onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes until tender and translucent. Add in ground chicken and Saute for about 5 minutes until almost fully cooked. Add in 1/2 cup marinara and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. While chicken is cooking layer 1/2 cup marinara on the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. When zucchini is done baking, line the bottom of the dish with one layer of zucchini noodles.
  6. Mix ricotta, egg white, parmesan cheese and seasonings in a large bowl. When meat mixture is done cooking add it into the bowl and mix well.
  7. Layer 1/2 the mixture over the zucchini noodles. Add another layer of zucchini and layer the rest of the meat mixture on top.
  8. Layer the last layer of zucchini noodles over the top. Next spread 1/2 -1 cup marinara over the top. Layer with 4 ounces mozzarella cheese.
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes, remove foil and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes.

Recipe Notes

 1. Zucchini is extremely watery, you must remove excess water.  This is part of what makes this recipe time consuming but so worth it.  I tried both methods baking the zucchini for 15-20 minutes & salting it for 10 minutes.  I thought the baking was worth it as far as how much drier it made the zucchini.
2. I opted to use whole milk ricotta and a little less mozzarella for more flavor.  (Trust me I bought the fat free ricotta and the whole milk ricotta.  Fat-free taste like cardboard paste, treat yo self and get the good stuff.  
3. Look for no sugar added and no oil marinara like TJ's traditional marinara.

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Noodle Lasagna with Italian Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 748mg 31%
Potassium 1126mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 23.9%
Vitamin C 37.3%
Calcium 34.6%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.