Entrees - Zucchini-Spinach Lasagne (Look Ma, No Noodles!)




Teachyrchildren
08-21-2009, 11:27 AM
Zucchini-Spinach Lasagne, Minus the Pasta
Four servings

4 zucchini or summer squash, washed
oil spray

tomato sauce--a good bottled one, or homemade
1 tsp. olive oil
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup skim or lowfat ricotta
1/2 frozen package chopped spinach--defrosted, and all the water squeezed out (or enough fresh spinach wilted, get about 1/2 cup)
salt and pepper
Parmesean--1/4 cup freshly grated
1/4 cup shredded mozzerella


Spray a nonstick baking sheet with oil. Carefully slice the zucchini the long way, so you get long, thin strips. Lay them on the sheet, and spray with more oil. Salt and pepper, and place in a 350 oven for 15 minutes, until soft. Don't let them burn.

Meanwhile, saute the onion in a teaspoon of oil until soft. Add the garlic, and saute for another minute. Cool off a bit, then mix in the drained spinach (it's important to get the spinach as dry as possible or everything will get soggy). Mix the spinach mixture into the ricotta, add the parmesean and mozzerella, and add a good amount of salt and pepper to taste.

In an 8x8 baking dish, spoon enough sauce to coat the bottom. Place a layer of zucchini on, and spread a thin layer of the ricotta-spinach mixture on top. Don't worry about covering everything perfectly, as the cheese melts it'll spread.

Spoon some sauce on top, then another layer of zucchini, the ricotta-spinach, and then sauce again. (I made two layers, next time I'd make more zucchini for three layers) Sprinkle some parmesean on top, and bake uncovered in a 350 oven for 1/2 hour. Let rest 10 minutes before cutting.


Onederchic
08-21-2009, 11:59 AM
That looks pretty good, thanks for sharing :D :cheer:

gggirls
08-22-2009, 08:43 PM
I just put this in the oven - can't wait!


Teachyrchildren
08-24-2009, 08:54 AM
Hope you enjoy it! I had leftover ricotta mixture that I used to top tomato halves, put in a hot oven until the tomato softened and cheese browned a bit. Pretty tasty.

blueberry3
08-24-2009, 05:55 PM
yeah thanks for sharing -- can't wait to try that one out!

chickybird
02-25-2010, 01:19 PM
I just made this, and it was awesome! My DH and parents loved it too! thank you:0

Amy9
10-20-2010, 04:01 PM
this looks like a keeper!!! No meat!! No Noodles!! I am all over this. Oh! and it looks super EASY!!! Does it freeze well...?

Thanks for sharing!!!!

kittycat40
10-20-2010, 04:12 PM
looks gorgeous and deeelish :) thx!

Oh_Canada
11-22-2010, 02:07 PM
this is amazing had it last night.... ty ty ty ty :hug::hug::hug:

Parenthesis
04-11-2011, 11:42 PM
I'll be trying this one!

ImOnAMission
06-21-2011, 12:32 PM
I'm definitely going to try this one out!

Thanks for the recipe!

amandie
06-21-2011, 02:24 PM
I know this is an old thread but this looks SO good! I gotta try this!!

Ruthxxx
06-21-2011, 02:27 PM
A keeper for sure. I am sure it will freeze well.

celrae
06-21-2011, 02:36 PM
Looks Great! I have been making mock pasta with thinly sliced roasted veggies as noodles and sauce. Yummy:carrot:

amandie
05-16-2012, 08:55 PM
Bump! I made this tonight using zucchini and it was SO good!

ValRock
05-16-2012, 09:05 PM
Awesome, thanks!! I'm making this for myself for dinner :).

amandie
05-16-2012, 09:48 PM
ValRock- If it isn't too late already, I'd recommend slicing the zucchini/squash about 1/4 inch thick because any thinner, they fall apart and you end up with "soup", not a stiff layer slice of lasagna. It still had good flavor though so it didn't bother me at all. Though, I am thinking it could have been from too much sauce. :shrug:

ValRock
05-16-2012, 09:49 PM
ValRock- If it isn't too late already, I'd recommend slicing the zucchini/squash about 1/4 inch thick because any thinner, they fall apart and you end up with "soup", not a stiff layer slice of lasagna. It still had good flavor though so it didn't bother me at all. Though, I am thinking it could have been from too much sauce. :shrug:

Thanks! I'll remember that. I probably won't start cooking for a couple hours. Still too hot here!