By Marg (CaymanDesigns) on September 14, 1999
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
"Great for anyone going low carb OR who has so many zucchini, they don't know what to do!! :) We found the sauce to be very mild. I think it would be better with twice as much garlic. I boiled my zucchini slices for about 3 minutes so they were partially cooked. I wanted to make sure they were soft in the finished dish or I knew the kids wouldn't eat them. ;) The cottage cheese provides a slightly tangy note. I think we would have preferred ricotta, but that is personal taste. I use my 11x7 baking dish and got 6 pieces the size of what you see in my photos. Both of the guys ate two so it fed 4 of us, and I double the meat. Adjust the recipe accordingly for your family."
Serving Size: 1 (317 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Awesome base recipe, but made for tweeking. I doubled the beef, a must! I also doubled the seasoning and garlic. I used about 3 medium zucchini, (on top of sauce) sliced about 1/4" thick to line my baking dish boiled them a little so they would cook faster, seasoned with S&P. I did the cheese like in the recipe but it was really not enough compaired to all the meat in the sauce so I doubled that but I used ricotta cheese and seasoned that too. I added a layer of fresh basil leaves on the cheese. Layered the sauce and zucchini but on top of the last layer I added fresh mozzarella cheese. Let me tell you I could have eaten the whole tray. Will double to a 9x13 next time, definetly!! THANK YOU!! Just started a low carb way of eating and couldn't come up with anything. Now I have this."
"Great reciepe!!! I ended up going with the no boil lasagna noodles (which I highly reccommend) instead of the zucchini slices. However I did use the zucchini. I grated 3 zucchini and mixed it in with the tomatoes and seasonings. I did add extra garlic and I did double the meat. After that I went accordingly to recipe. My family and I loved it! The kids (ages 7 and 4) did not notice that there was veggies in it! Wahoo! :) Score!"
"This is so good! We definitely did not miss the pasta! I used 1 lbs of ground beef, double the spices, and added salt. Before the salt the meat was pretty bland. I used ricotta because it had slightly less carbs than the cottage cheese I looked at. Also, I used a colby-jack blend because I'm not a huge mozzerella. This is definitely a keeper!! I am going to post it on my facebook right now :)"
"This is more than delicious!! I doubled the meat, used all ricotta cheese, shredded fresh mozarella, and a few more zucchini than listed. I also took a small portion and cooked it without the meat for myself(I cooked everything according to the recipe but just left out the meat). My husband and two year old loved the meat version and I loved the vegeterian version. Absolutely yummy! I will definately make this again!! Thanks!"
"This is a great recipe for me as I enjoy lasagna but I'm very picky about pasta. I did not pre cook the zucchini and it was perfect. I made it for my diabetic dad to reduce the carbs. I'll use this again and make some personal modifications. Delicious and filling, thank you!"
"I made this recipe last week and talk about delish!!! You definately do not miss noodles in this recipe. It's always nice to eat something that has been modified from the "norm" or how it is traditionally made and not notice a difference. Due to our personal tastes I added parsley to the cottage cheese mixture, rather then using fresh tomatos I used a 15oz can of diced tomatos, and double the amount of herbs used in the dish due to Marg's comment about it being slightly bland. Thank you so much for the recipe, I will definately be making this again and will recommend it to others. :)"
"I cannot believe how delicious this dish was. I used 3/4 lb of ground beef, part skim ricotta, 8oz bag of part skim mozzarella as well as whole wheat flour. It was to die for. Next time I might skip the pre-cooking zucchini step since I like a little bit more texture, but that's just a personal preference. This one is a keeper for sure!"
"Very, very good! I used lowfat ground turkey, extra garlic and spices..YUM! I have to also say that you do not miss the pasta at. Use a mandoline slicer for uniform and thinner slices that seem even more like pasta!! So good!"
"It is a keeper. Needs more cheese and zucchini."
"Made this tonight and it was great! I zapped the zuch in the microwave for 2 mins to save some time, used some marinara sauce from a jar instead of fresh tomatoes, and used ricotta and everything came out great. Thanks for the recipe!"
"Wow, I think I like this better than "normal" lasagna! It's tender and sweet and just plain delicious! (I used garden combonation Ragu instead of the sauce that was called for, 1/2 lb lean ground beef and 3 zucchini.) My picky toddler LOVED it! Thank you for a terrific and healthy recipe!"
"This is by far one of my favorite finds on Food.com! My husband LOVES this lasagna! And I love that it is made without the noodles. Delish! We make this at least 3 times a month. I also served it to guests and they raved about it. Thanks Marg!"
"Made this last night! I used venison instead of ground beef. It was delicious!!! Definately will make again."
"I made this recipe exactly as written and really liked it. My DH requested that next time I layer in traditional lasagna noodles since he didn't feel it was real lasagna witthout noodles. But we both really enjoyed the taste of the zucchini in the lasagna which we had never thought to try before."
"Finally a guilt free lasagne recipe :-) Made this twice already and really love it! Thanks Marg!"
"This was great! Definitely going to make again, I don't even miss regular lasagna! Both my roommate and my mom were surprised at how good it was and asked for the recipe. The only change I made was I used jar sauce and added extra cheese, it still turned out great."
"Awesome! I used 1 lb of meat and doubled the cheese mixture using mozzarella, ricotta, and cottage cheese. And much to my surprise my picky bf loved it!"
"Great recipe! I ended up using about 3/4 lb of ground beef and for the cheese mixture used some part skim ricotta and fat free cottage cheese. Thanks!"
"This recipe is good, but will be much lower in carbs if the cheeses are full fat and the tomato sauce is sugar free and omit the tomato paste, as the sugar in the tomatoes concentrates in the paste."
"Excellent! I'm on South Beach (so I omitted the flour) and this really satisfied craving for Italian food. I did make some adjustments to what I had on hand: I used peeled, uncooked, 1/2 inch-diced eggplant instead of zucchini. I didn't have tomato paste and I used a 14 oz can of well drained Italian flavored diced tomatoes instead of diced fresh one. For the first layer of cheese, I used shredded mozzarella but used a shredded 6 blend Italian cheeses for the 2nd cheese topping. Very filling and delicious; thanks for posting! A new weekly dish to add to my SBD meal rotation! "