Zucchini Lasagna With Six Cheese Garlic Bread

Cooking Sequence = Serves 6

 

  • Prepare lasagna and begin to bake: 35 minutes
  • While lasagna bakes, prepare garlic bread: 25 minutes
  • Remove lasagna from oven; place garlic bread in oven and bake; serve: 5 minutes

 

Ingredients
4 medium zucchini
vegetable cooking spray
1 pound ground turkey breast (or meat of your choice)
1/2 cup dried seasonings (I use a mixture of dried basil, oregano, dried peppers, onions )
1 teaspoon garlic salt (I use garlic powder and just a touch of kosher salt as I am on low sodium diet)
one 6-ounce can tomato paste
1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese, divided
1 cup lowfat cottage cheese
1 egg white
3 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs, divided

Steps
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Wash zucchini. Slice ends off and discard. Slice lengthwise into 1/8-inch strips.
3. Place zucchini in microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 8 minutes. Drain any excess water. (I don’t have microwave so I bake zucchini in (400) preheated toaster oven pyrex dish for 12 minutes)
4. Preheat sauté pan on high for 1-2 minutes.
5. Spray sauté pan with vegetable cooking spray. Crumble turkey into pan, add seasoning blend and wash hands. Break turkey into bite-size pieces with spoon while meat is browning. Cook until all pink is gone. Drain any excess fat.
6. Add garlic powder, bit  of sea salt and tomato paste to turkey mixture.
7. In mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, 1/4 cup Italian cheese blend, Italian seasoning and egg white. Blend well to mix.
8. Spray baking dish with vegetable cooking spray. Layer ingredients in pan as follows: 1/3 zucchini slices, 1/3 turkey mixture, 1 tablespoon bread crumbs, 1/3 cottage cheese mixture and 1 tablespoon Italian cheese. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used. Press down on each layer to compact for baking.
9. Top with remaining Italian cheese. Bake for 25 minutes.
10. Remove from oven. Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Serve.

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 Cheese Garlic Bread

Ingredients
1 Bakery baguette
4 tablespoons garlic butter
1/2 cup shredded Italian Cheese
1/4 teaspoon basil

Steps
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Cut bread in half lengthwise.
3. Spread each bread section with half of garlic butter, then half of cheese. Sprinkle basil on top.
4. Place on baking sheet in middle of oven. Bake for 5-7 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Calories (kcal) 511; Total Fat (g) 15.9; Saturated Fat (g) 6.9; Cholesterol (mg) 76; Carbohydrate (g) 33; Dietary Fiber (g) 5.3; Protein (g) 37.3; Sodium (mg) 1210; Potassium (mg) 726; Calcium (mg) 257; Iron (mg) 3

Daily Values: Vitamin A 31%; Vitamin C 40%; Calcium 20%; Iron 1

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