Lasagna Zucchini Noodles

Lasagna Zucchini Noodles

25 minutes
Calories 480kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 3 cloves garlic (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil ,
  • 6 medium zucchini (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce ,
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste ,
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano ,
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • salt and ground black pepper (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons basil (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 2/3 cup fat-free cottage cheese ,
  • 1/3 cup low-fat ricotta cheese (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • parmesan cheese (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 2 cups spinach (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 2 medium zucchini (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 1/4 cup water (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)

Instructions

  • Prepare the zucchini noodles: Spiralize zucchini using the ribbon blade or a vegetable peeler; set aside. Pat dry with a paper towel. (This step can be done up to 3 days in advance. Simply store zoodles in an airtight container with a paper towel to help absorb excess moisture.) Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add in the ground meat and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes, making sure to crumble and break down into small pieces as it cooks; drain excess fat. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds to a minute or until fragrant. Add mushrooms and optional chopped zucchini, if using and saute for 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, red pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon of basil. Bring to a boil and reduce heat allowing to simmer. Stir constantly until sauce begins to thicken (about 5 minutes). Add the ribboned zucchini noodles and cover with lid. After 2 minutes, remove cover, swirl the zucchini around using tongs to avoid sticking to the pan. Continue cooking until zucchini is tender (another 2-5 minutes). If adding spinach, stir in after 3 minutes and cover. Remove from heat and stir in mozzarella and cottage cheese. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Top with dollops of ricotta cheese. Cover with pan and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Add water as needed if the sauce is evaporating. Recipe Notes *If zucchini is letting out too much water, mix 2 teaspoons cornstarch with 2 teaspoon of cold water in a small cup. Add to the pan before adding the cottage cheese. Bring to a boil to allow sauce to thicken up. Add cottage cheese as directed above

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:48:17.

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