How’s that for a mouthful?
If you like Italian food, you probably are in love with lasagna! Well super bootcamper and super cook Denise has been kind enough to share her waistline friendly version that is easy to prepare, tastes great and leaves the pasta on the shelf.
This recipe is just one example of taking seasonal vegetables like zucchini or yellow squash and mixing it up a little. Using fresh local vegetables just makes sense!
Denise K’s Lasagana for Losers (of unwanted pounds and inches)
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
15 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. dried basil
4 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4″ strips (you can also use 2 zucchini & 2 yellow squash)
2 tbls. flour
1 cup small curd cottage cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup grated parmesan
Cook beef and onion in a cast iron skillet until meat is no longer pink, then drain thoroughly. Stir in tomato sauce and spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a lightly oiled 11x17x2 inch baking dish, layer half the zucchini; sprinkle with 1 tbsp. flour. In a bowl combine the cottage cheese and egg and mix well. Spread over the zucchini. Layer with half the meat mixture, remaining zucchini and remaining flour. Top with mozzarella and remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered in a 375 degree oven for 40 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving. Less than 450 calories per serving when portioned into 6 servings – Enjoy!
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