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Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

Looking for a healthy Italian dinner recipe? Bake a zesty and flavorful zucchini lasagna with layers of ricotta cheese and ground turkey! It’s gluten-free and made with all whole ingredients – so good and good for you too.

Prep: 20Cook: 60Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield 14 servings 1x


  • 5 medium zucchini
  • salt, enough to cover zucchini noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey (93/7 blend)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1.5 cups marinara sauce (jarred sauce, I used Raos)
  • 2 cups lite shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9×13 casserole dish.
  2. Slice zucchinis into noodle like strips, about 1/4 inch thick. Set aside on baking sheet, and salt each noodle liberally. After ten minutes, dry noodles off completely on paper towel.
  3. In a large saute pan, heat olive oil and onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then add ground turkey.
  4. Once turkey is almost cooked through, add garlic. Turn off heat once turkey is cooked.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano. Stir in turkey mixture.
  6. In 9×13 casserole dish, add 1/2 cup marinara sauce, spread around bottom.
  7. Add a layer of zucchini noodles, touching but not overlapping. Then add 1/2 cup more red sauce and spread around.
  8. Add half of the ricotta and turkey mixture, spread around. Then sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  9. Repeat steps by adding another layer of zucchini, red sauce, ricotta mixture and mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes, then turn to broil for 5 more minutes, making the cheese toasty.
  11. Let sit 15 minutes before eating. If there is excess liquid, drain.
Author: ErinCategory: dinner, lunch, meal-prep, gluten-freeMethod: ovenCuisine: ItalianDiet: Gluten Free