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Thumbs up! I substituted the beef with soy meat and made it a veggie dinner.
My momâ€™s neighbor gave me a HUGE zucchini, wasnâ€™t sure what to do with it until I saw this recipe. I cut the zucchini lengthwise (x6) like lasagna noodles and made two separate layers rather than all the zucchini on the bottom. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. EXCELLENT!
Again I have convinced my friends that I am a GREAT cook; thanks to you REAL chefs at "zaar". I also make a layered beef and zucchini casserole, but was in the mood for a change. Found this and treated DH and two DFs to this with a green salad and nice bottle of red wine. I was forced to make a few changes since I didn't want to go out in the 107 degree heat. I used a whole onion, lots of garlic and a small diced green pepper while browning the beef. The garden supplied the zucchini, I didn't have mozzarella but substituted Mexican 3 cheese combo, used fresh oregano, basil, and parsley also from the garden, and substituted cottage for ricotta cheese. I also used fresh mushrooms and sprinkled parmesan cheese over the top layer. It was delicious, but a tad too liquidy. I'll have to figure a way to remedy that next time I make this. Thanks for posting!
i made this and my family loved it we love anything creamy.the only thing different i did was used half cottage cheese and half ricotta think it made it cremier.my family said to thank kittencal for another great zuccini recipe as this is one veggie i usually dont cook.Thanks again for posting.
This is a real winner and a keeper as well! I make something similar except fry the zucchini after dunking in egg/flour mixture..this is much easier and saves time and calories! The taste is good too and I used my marinara sauce as well. The only other difference I did was I used fresh basil and parsley since the garden is full right now. And gotta have the garlic! Thumbs up! Thanks for sharing another yummy recipe! :)
Another excellent Kittencal recipe! I used just two cups ricotta, and that seemed to work for us, and used my own homemade Italian seasoning blend in place of the basil and oregano. I also added 8 oz. of fresh sliced mushrooms, to the layering mixture. I could see making this again using Italian sausage in place of the ground beef. Either way, it's a winner!
This was very good. Next time I make it, I will use single layers of zucchini (& more of it), cheese, and sauce. It helps to cut the zucchini into thicker slices in order to taste the zucchini. I will definately make again. Thank you for sharing!
yum! This was wonderful,tastes like zucchini lasagna. I made it when family stoped by unexpected and everyone loved it. Went together very easy,next time I'll use more cottage cheese and cook it the full time.(my oven runs hot so most time I have to shorten cooking time) Thank you for posting this.