Low Carb Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna

2 reader reviews / 5 stars average

A low carb spin on the classic Italian comfort dish, this cheesy lasagna recipe is made with zucchini noodles and hearty Italian sausage! Freezer Friendly too!

Cheesy Low Carb Lasagna

With a last name like Della Croce, it probably doesn’t surprise you that Italian food is always a hit in my house.

Liz Cracking Egg

Like most kids, my boys love lasagna which is why I always love coming up with creative ways to make it healthier at home. The best part about cooking from scratch is that you can control the quality of ingredients.

pouring sauce into a lasagna dish

For this particular recipe, that means making a quick and easy red sauce with Italian sausage and replacing the traditional pasta noodles with low carb zucchini noodles.

adding zucchini into a lasagna dish

When it comes to cheese, I prefer to use high quality, full-fat dairy such as that used with Tillamook Farmstyle Thick Cut Mozzarella Shredded Cheese. By using the best possible cheese, you will end up with a dish that is more satisfying. Read: you won’t need to eat as much to feel full and happy.

Liz Sprinkling Cheese on Lasagna

Another reason why I love using Tillamook shredded cheese is because it’s cut in thick, generously sized shreds. Bigger shreds are not only better for flavor but better for melting. (Hello cheese pull!) 

Sprinkling Cheese on Lasagna

Cooking for Kids Pro Tip: This low carb lasagna is so cheesy and satisfying that they will have no idea they’re eating strips of zucchini. In fact, the thinner you slice the zucchini, the less they’ll notice it at all.

Liz Putting Lasagna in Oven

Once it comes out of the oven, I like to sprinkle it with a little fresh basil right before serving to brighten up all the flavors.

Cheesy Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna Reecipe

How delicious does this look? No kid can resist dinner that comes with the perfect cheese pull.

Ideal for making ahead and freezing, this is a great dish to gift a new mom, or to pop in the freezer for another busy weeknight.

Your fork is waiting.

Frequently asked questions:

Is this Dish Freezer Friendly?

Yes!

Is there a vegetarian version of this dish?

Yes! This one! Just swap out the Italian Sausage Red Sauce and purchase plain red sauce

Cheesy Low Carb Lasagna

Low Carb Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna

2 reader reviews / 5 stars average
A low carb spin on the classic Italian comfort dish, this cheesy lasagna recipe is made with zucchini noodles and three types of cheese!
PREP: 30 mins
COOK: 45 mins
TOTAL: 1 hr 15 mins
REVIEW PRINT
Servings: 8

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and spray an 8 1/2" x 11" baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.
  • To cut zucchini noodles, trim both ends of the zucchini and cut into 1/4 inch wide strips.
  • In a small bowl, mix together ricotta with egg, 1/4 cup of the parsley and 1/4 cup of the parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and mix well; set aside.
    Liz Cracking Egg
  • Prepare the Italian Sausage Red Pasta Sauce according to the directions in this recipe. Alternatively, you can use store-bought red sauce (no need to heat up.)
  • Begin assembling the lasagna by spreading one cup of the pasta sauce on a thin layer on the bottom of the pan. Top with a single layer of the zucchini noodles.
    Liz Making Lasagna
  • Next, dollop 1/2 of the ricotta cheese mixture on top and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the Tillamook Mozzarella Shredded Cheese. Top with 1 cup of the sauce.
    Sprinkling Cheese on Lasagna
  • Repeat layers starting with zucchini followed by ricotta then sauce. Repeat until ingredients are used, ending with the sauce.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of the Tillamook Mozzarella Shredded Cheese before baking in the oven for 45 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 19gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 955mgPotassium: 323mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 869IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 362mgIron: 1mg
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6 thoughts on “Low Carb Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna”

  1. Hi Liz, I am definitely going to try this recipe!! We have lots of zucchini in our garden too!! You know how it goes: you look at the plants one day and try to catch them of a certain size Then the next day you look under a leaf and discover a humongous zucchini that you missed the day before!! It is now three times as big as the ones you buy in the grocery store!!!????????. So I guess I can use them for this recipe as well as zucchini bread, zucchini quiche, etc, etc, etc!!!LOL!!????. Thanks for your great recipes always!!????

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