Wheat-less Wednesday – Zuchinni Lasagna

zuchinni lasagnaIngredients:

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

1. Prepare your favorite spaghetti or marinara sauce; set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a deep 9×13 inch baking pan.
3. Shred zucchini using box grater or food processer. Using a clean kitchen towel or cheese cloth, squeeze the zucchini as dry as possible; set aside.
4. Meanwhile, stir egg, ricotta, and parsley together in a bowl until well combined.
5. To assemble lasagna, spread 1/2 of the meat sauce into the bottom of prepared pan. Then layer 1/2 the shredded zucchini, 1/2 the ricotta mixture, all of the spinach, then 1/2 the mozzarella cheese. Repeat by layering the remaining meat sauce, zucchini, ricotta mixture, and mozzarella. Spread Parmesan cheese evenly over the top; cover with foil.
6. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil; raise oven temperature to 350 degrees F, and bake an additional 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 

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