No Pasta Zucchini Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those dishes that everyone loves….Pasta, Meat, Cheese and Tomato Sauce: Always a winning combination. For those who love vegetables like I do, substituting zucchini for pasta noodles is never a bad idea.

This recipe does have a meat sauce, but you could always cook it without any meat.

I suggest cutting this lasagna with a pizza cutter to cut all layers of the lasagna completely! This is messy but delicious!


Zucchini Lasagna


1 Lb Sweet Italian Sausage

1 Lb Ground Beef

½ Cup Yellow Onion, chopped

2 Cloves Garlic, minced

1 (28 oz) Can Crushed Tomatoes

2 (6 oz) Cans Tomato Paste

2 (8 oz) Cans Tomato Sauce

¼ Cup Water

2 Tbsp Sugar

1 ½ Tsp Dried Basil

½ Tsp Fennel Seeds

1 Tsp Italian Seasoning

1 ¼ Tbsp Sea Salt

Dash Black Pepper

4 Tbsp Chopped Parsley, fresh

2-3 Zucchini

15 oz Ricotta Cheese

1 Egg

1 Lb Mozzarella Cheese

1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage, ground beef, onion and garlic and brown until completely cooked.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, sugar, basil, fennel, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon of the salt, pepper and just half of the chopped parsley.
  3. Cover and simmer on low for at least 10 minutes (Can simmer for up to an hour with occasional stirring, if desired.).
  4. Peel zucchini. With a slicer, slice zucchini lengthwise with desired thickness. The thicker you slice, the more zucchini you will need.
  5. Mix the ricotta cheese, egg, remaining half of the parsley and salt in a bowl.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  7. Start layering the 9×13 inch baking dish with about 1 ½ cup of the meat sauce. Place one layer of zucchini noodles on top of the meat sauce followed by ½ of the ricotta mix. Layer with 1/3 of the mozzarella and 1/3 of the parmesan.
  8. Repeat step 7 to make a second layer then top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
  9. Spray a piece of tin foil with cooking spray and cover lasagna.
  10.  Bake in oven for 25 minutes covered followed by 25 minutes uncovered, or until top layer is slightly browned. Enjoy!

Makes about 8-10 servings! Perfect for left overs.

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