Stuffed zucchini boats
🍳 100 min
🔥 2812 cal
✍️ by Taisiia Dobrozorova
This is an interpretation of traditional Italian lasagna, where the pasta layers are replaced with slices of zucchini. It’s a great alternative for those looking to reduce carb intake. Plus, zucchini has only 17 calories per cooked cup (223 gr).
Instead of bechamel sauce from the classic recipe, there is 3 types of cheese. Zucchini lasagna is a top dish for the whole family or friends' dinner because it’s hearty and can be divided into at least 6 portions. This dish with rich flavors and a stringy texture can be a part of your fresh summer menu.
Zucchinis contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, particularly it is high in vitamin A. And beef without fat is almost a clean protein.
No hard preparations or extra skills are needed.
1200 g (4 pieces)
140 g (⅖ cup)
240 g (2 cup)
30 g (1 pieces)
Salt, Basil, Parsley
Please follow the next steps:
Slice zucchini lengthwise into thinner slices. The thin slices will have less water. Salt them after and let sit for 15 min. Then blot it dry with a paper towel.
Make your Bolognese sauce. In a large pan over medium high heat add some oil and put your minced beef. Break down it into small pieces.
When beef is almost well-done add tomato pasta and spices.
Then leave to cool the pan at room temperature.
In a separate bowl make a mix by stirring together the ricotta cheese, parmesan, egg. Add salt and paper and mix it once again.
Now, when all the preparations are done, let’s make the layers. On the bottom of casserole dish but spread 1/2 cup of meat sauce. On top of the sauce place your zucchini slices. They can overlap or you can place them side-by-side.
Cover zucchini with 1/2 cheese mix, you’ve prepared in advance and then sprinkle 1/2 cup of the grated mozzarella. Feel free to add a bit of chopped parsley on top.
Then repeat the same procedure for the next layer of lasagna. You can press down on your zucchini in the second layer to get it nice and flat.
Grated parmesan is the final top of the lasagna. So it covers and hides all the layers.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit (200 degrees celsius). Then you put the casserole in the oven and let it cook for about 40 minutes. After let lasagna broil for 5 minutes to get a nice golden brown top.
Garnish with whole basil or mint leaves and serve!
Vegetables such as eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, zucchini, and cucumber, are ideal for fat burning.
Buy seasonal vegetables, so you don't miss out on vitamins. During freezing or long-term storage, some functional trace elements are lost.
If you stick to proper nutrition, try making a blank for a week. Food containers for each day organize food intake.
Try to make minced meat yourself, as lard is often added to it in the store.
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