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Zucchini Noodle Lasagna - low carb recipe via hungryhobby.net
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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 391kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Use a mandolin on the largest setting to make zucchini noodles.
  • Place zucchini on cooking sheets and bake for 10 minutes to help dry them out (DO NOT SKIP)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Layer 1/2 the mixture over the zucchini noodles. Add another layer of zucchini and layer the rest of the meat mixture on top.
  • 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.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes, remove foil and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes.

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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

Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 1126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1195IU | Vitamin C: 30.8mg | Calcium: 346mg | Iron: 2.6mg