With gardens producing a gluttony of zucchini and summer squash, here’s a delicious way to use it!
Living a low-carb lifestyle, I often wish for a bowl of angel hair pasta or a portion of lasagna with wide noodles.As a child I detested squash, but it has become a favorite food now. I often enjoy zucchini or summer squash in place of pasta, and with 5 plants in the garden I can make and freeze filling to use during the winter. Also, for veggie only eaters, try using portobello mushrooms instead of meat.
Zucchini Squash and Mushroom Lasagna
I actually think this is one of those casseroles that is so flavorful that you won’t even miss the pasta. My children really enjoyed it and asked how I came up with it. I think mild Italian sausage added to the sauce along with some ground beef take it over the top, giving the sauce extra delicious flavor. If you’re into lasagna noodles, just add cooked al dente noodles as you are layering. It will be a great tasting traditional lasagna.
I’ve made lasagna with grilled zucchini slices, but actually prefer my squash mashed, leaving a little texture.You’ll need a 24 ounce jar of pasta sauce, plus Parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses.Make the meat sauce, cook and mash veggies, and make the cheese filling in a large lasagna pan. Assembly requires only a few minutes before baking. It’s best to let it sit for about 10 minutes before cutting into it.
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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