I made this a couple of weeks ago and we loved it. Making it again tonight. I did not use the tomato paste and we grilled the zucchini. It was awesome! Great recipe.
My daughter is on a low/no carb diet so I went searching Food.com for a few dinner recipes. This one sounded so good that I decided to make it for all of us. I didn't pre-boil the zucchini and I doubled the entire the recipe. I also used Hunts traditional sauce for my base. This recipe is truly inspirational. And I am so glad I gave it a shot. We loved it and I will definitely be making it again and again.
Excellent flavor and I will make again, but I WILL NOT cook the zucchini prior to layering.
I made this last night, with the following customizations:<br/> - Ground turkey instead of ground beef<br/> - Used shallots instead of onions<br/> - Added egg (for binding), a whole grated zucchini, ~1cup of baby bellas and ~1/2 cup of tri-color bell peppers to the meat mixture<br/> <br/>It. Was. Fabulous.<br/><br/>Seriously.<br/><br/>And, taking it up a notch, I served the leftovers over spaghetti squash tonight and it was just like eating it over al dente angel hair. <br/><br/>Can't wait to make again!
To start I used a 9x13 pan, I increased the amount of all the ingredients. I used Pomi strained tomates, they are low in carbs and I used one can of tomato paste. In the sauce I added a blennd of italian seasonings and I used garlic paste in the sauce. I sauteed chopped onions, fresh garlic and mushrooms in a small amount of olive oil. Once those were partially cooked I drained them and set them aside. I used 2 lbs of meat, ground beef and spicy italian ground sausage. I cut the zucchini in long strips about 1/4 inch thick and quickly balcned them in boiling water. I also used 1/2 cottage cheese and 1/2 ricotta cheese. Made the layers as the recipe instructs and baked it. About ten minutes before it was done I added a blend of italian cheese to the top. It was really good!
Very good lasagna, I followed the recipe, used cottage cheese (even if it looks horrible!) but did add some extra salt, pepper and herbs. It turned out lovely and we will certainly be making this again, thanks for sharing
Excellent. You don't even miss the noodles
Honestly, I can't stand this stuff but my wife loves it to death--happy wife, happy life. Made very minor enhancements as she pretty much expects it as posted. I doubled the meat per Marg's suggestion though I used 1/2 lb burger and 1/2 lb hot italian sausage. For cheese layer I use grated low-moisture mozz and other ingredients as directed but also added chunks of fresh mozz as little surprises. Thumbs up, Marg.
Great little dish. I used 1/2 lb. each beef and sausage and used fresh homemade ricotta cheese. Very good and have a little leftover for lunch next week.
This was really good! Didn't miss the pasta at all. I doubled the beef (to 1 lb), didn't bother with the flour, and used two to three times as much water while simmering (added in increments). I had some ricotta to use up, so mixed it with the cottage cheese. I prepped in advance and stuck it in the fridge for a couple of hours before baking. Turned out perfectly!