7 Layer Clean Eating Lasagna {Made with Zucchini instead of Pasta}

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Yeah yall, clean eating lasagna aka zusagna. To everyone's surprise (it's made with zucchini? That sounds gross I like real lasagna) they all loved it. The four of us almost polished off the entire pan of zusagna- in our defense it was almost 9 p.m. by the time we ate so we were starving.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey ($4.50)
  • 8 ounces reduced fat cottage cheese ($2.50)
  • 2-3 medium zucchinis, sliced lengthwise with a mandolin
  • 2 cups no-sugar added tomato sauce ($1.50)
  • 1/2 large white onion diced ($.50)
  • 1 cup natural chicken broth ($.50)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese ($3.00)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine ground turkey with chicken broth, Italian seasoning, onion and garlic in a frying pan. Cook until the meat is browned and most of the broth is absorbed.
In a lasagna or brownie pan (I used 9x13 pan) spray non stick cooking spray, olive oil, coconut oil, whatever you prefer. Lay out the zucchini slices to make a solid layer in the pan. Top with one cup of the tomato sauce. Now make a layer with all the turkey. Top the turkey with the cottage cheese, spreading it as evenly as possible over the turkey. Layer the rest of the tomato sauce. Top the tomato sauce with the rest of the zucchini (this should form a solid layer). Top THIS layer with the mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle crushed red pepper, rosemary and seasonings of your choice on top.
Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for an hour.

I get confused reading repetitive instructions so here are pictures of each step for the visual learners out there (shout out to my fellow visual learners! And education nerds who get excited about differentiated lessons!)

 Sidenote: This recipe is 10000 times easier with a mandolin. This is the one I use- it has different blades you can switch out for grating, slicing, and thickness plus a hand guard.


  1. I just made this the other day and it was delicious. I'm sharing it on my blog and I of course linked you and gave you all the cred! Thanks for the yummy recipe!!!

  2. Do you have the nutrition information for this?

  3. Do you have the nutrition information for this?

  4. Do you have the nutrition information for this?

  5. What is the nutritional percent of the carbs, calories, fat, sugar

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