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Easy No Noodle Lasagna, aka Ricotta Bake

Easy No Noodle Lasagna, aka Ricotta Bake

Susan Maria Leach  /  5/24/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

This low carb, super high protein lasagna is perfect when you need a comforting meal to satisfy your craving for Italian food.

You won’t even miss the noodles in this one. It’s wonderful. A rich meaty sauce topped with dollops of lasagna cheese. This one tastes even better than it looks.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce - I use Gia Russo or Mario Batali (sugar not listed in ingredients
  • 1 large egg
  • One 15 ounce container part skim ricotta
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup grated part skim mozzarella

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a deep 8 x 10 inch baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.
  • Toss beef with 1 tablespoon water, salt and baking soda in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  • Brown the beef mixture in a large non stick skillet over medium high heat - drain fat from pan. Add the zucchini and mushrooms; cook until vegetables have softened. Stir in sauce, reduce heat and simmer while preparing ricotta.
  • Combine egg, ricotta, parsley, and half the parmesan in a bowl until well blended.
  • Spoon the meat sauce into the bottom of the baking dish. Add the ricotta mixture by large spoonfuls over the meat sauce. Scatter the remaining cheeses over the top.
  • Bake 25 to 35 minutes until bubbling around edges and top lightly browned. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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