27 August 2013

Pasta-free Lasagna

27 August 2013
As promised on Instagram, I am sharing a no-pasta lasagna recipe that I have shamelessly borrowed and adapted from here.

If you clicked over, let me preface this recipe by saying your lasagna will not look as beautiful and perfect as Whitney's promo photo. When I was disappointed mine didn't turn out as lovely, my husband pointed out that Whitney's is likely a staged shot and her lasagna has six layers of zucchini, while the recipe only calls for two. It looks incredible, don't get me wrong, but I want to set your expectations before you try this. That being said, this lasagna is delicious and is quickly becoming one of my favorite healthy recipes.
One tip: Make sure you thoroughly drain the zucchini and go light on the pasta sauce layers, otherwise you will end up with a very runny lasagna. Enjoy!

Pasta-free Lasagna

INGREDIENTS
• 2 large zucchini, sliced 1/4" thick length-wise
• 2½ cups spinach, roughly chopped
• 1 egg
• 16 oz. ricotta
• 2 cups mozzarella, shredded
• ½ tsp. dried basil
• ½ tsp. black pepper
• ½ cup Parmesan cheese
• 1 jar spaghetti sauce

DIRECTIONS
1. Slice zucchini lengthwise and lay flat on cutting board. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10-15 minutes. 

2. Preheat oven to 400° and squeeze excess water from zucchini with cheese cloth or towel.

3. In medium bowl, combine ricotta, egg, basil, and pepper.

4. Thinly cover bottom of 9x9 baking dish with spaghetti sauce, then layer, using roughly half of each ingredient,      with: zucchini laid side by side, spinach, sauce, ricotta mixture, mozzarella. Repeat.

5. Top with Parmesan and basil and cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour, removing foil for last 15 minutes.

7 comments:

Jessica Marquez said...

Yum! This looks so good. And I love that its pasta-free!

Austin said...

swag

Dora said...

Looks so delicious!

Cara-Mia said...

Looks so good! Definitely want to try this!

Alison said...

This looks yummy and healthy!

Johanna said...

Totally making this. Love your recipes!

Alyssa said...

In all honesty, I love veggie lasagna more than regular, so I have a feeling I'd love this!

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