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RECIPE: Lasagna Zucchini Boats

Here’s a healthy DINNER that cuts back on carbs, but adds in nutrient powerhouse ZUCCHINI…yummm! Lasagna zucchini boats will be your new family favorite 🙂

Lasagna Zucchini Boats
Here’s a healthy DINNER that cuts back on carbs, but adds in nutrient powerhouse ZUCCHINI…yummm! Lasagna zucchini boats will be your new family favorite
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Ingredients
  1. 4 medium zucchini. sliced into halves lengthwise
  2. 1 cup low fat ricotta cheese
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
  5. 1 1/4 cups shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
  6. 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  7. 8 oz lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
  8. 4 tsp olive oil, divided
  9. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  10. 1 3/4 cup low calorie marinara sauce
  11. 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
  12. 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a spoon, scoop centers from zucchini while leaving a 1/4-inch rim to create boats. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl stir together ricotta cheese, egg and 1 1/2 Tbsp of the parsley. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Stir in 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tsp of the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef or turkey to pan and season with salt and pepper, stirring occasionally until browned. Drain fat and stir in marinara sauce and 1 Tbsp of the basil, remove from heat.
  4. To assemble boats, brush both sides of of zucchini lightly with remaining 2 tsp olive oil and place in two baking dishes. Divide cheese mixture among zucchini spooning about 2 1/2 Tbsp into each, then spread cheese mixture into and even layer. Divide sauce among zucchini adding a few heaping spoonfuls to each. Cover baking dishes with foil and place in oven side by side and bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle tops with remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella, return to oven and bake until cheese has melted and zucchini is tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle tops with with tomatoes, fresh basil, and parsley and serve warm. Enjoy!
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