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Zucchini lasagna

Try this healthy twist to a common go-to meal for family dinners.

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Lasagna is often a go-to recipe for family dinners. It's easy and delicious, but can be unhealthy. Why not try this healthier twist on the standard recipe? It's sure to be a hit.

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Ingredients:

½ pound cooked lasagna noodles, cooked in unsalted water

¾ cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated

1 ½ cups cottage cheese, fat-free*

¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

1 ½ cups raw zucchini, sliced

2 ½ cups low-sodium tomato sauce

2 TSP basil, dried

2 TSP oregano, dried

¼ cup onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/8 TSP black pepper

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9-by-13 inch baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine ⅛ cup mozzarella and 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese with all the cottage cheese. Mix well and set aside.
  4. Combine tomato sauce with all remaining ingredients, except zucchini. Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Add a layer of cooked noodles. Spread half of the cottage cheese mixture on top. Add a layer of zucchini.
  5. Repeat layering until you’ve used all ingredients. Top with a layer of sauce and remaining cheese mixture. Cover with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake 30 to 40 minutes. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Cut into six portions.

*To reduce sodium, use low-sodium cottage cheese. New sodium content for each serving is 165 mg.

Source:
nutrition.gov