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Noodle-Less Lasagna

I hope you’re having a nice start to your week. If you’ve tried the circuit training workout 1 I’d love to hear from you. Just leave me a comment telling me about it. Smile

I’m on a mission to eat nothing but “clean foods” for the next 3 weeks (more on that in tomorrow’s post). Today’s recipe falls into the “clean foods” category.

Lasagna is one of my favorite meals, but as we know, it can be loaded with tons of calories and saturated fats. This lasagna is a lower-carb alternative to traditional lasagna (plus it contains a ton of nutrients).

B (my husband) even gave it a “10”! Smile

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make 4 servings:

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  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 3/4 lb. lean ground beef (not pictured because raw meat is not very appealing in a picture) Smile
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 6 ounce can organic tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 2 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook meat and onions until meat is brown and onions are tender; drain fat.


    Add garlic, Italian seasoning, water, pepper, and tomato paste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for about 10 minutes.

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    Slice zucchini in thin slices (resembling noodles).

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    In a bowl slightly beat egg. Add cottage cheese and half of mozzarella cheese.


    In an 8×8 casserole dish, arrange a layer of meat on the bottom.

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    Top meat layer with some of the zucchini.  Top the zucchini with some of the cottage cheese mixture.

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    Continue layering. Finish the last layer with the zucchini and meat mixture.


    Bake covered for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered for another 10 minutes.



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    Nutrition Facts: (Amount Per Serving)

    • Calories 322
    • Total Fat 11.5 g
    • Total Carbohydrates 15.2 g
    • Dietary Fiber 3.0g
    • Protein 40 g


    • High in phosphorus
    • High in riboflavin
    • High in potassium
    • High in riboflavin
    • Very high in selenium
    • High in vitamin B6
    • High in vitamin B12
    • High in vitamin C
    • High in zinc

    Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post about my 3-week challenge! Smile

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    1. OMG! Do you have this in a printable page?!!
      I MUST try this!! it looks so good!

      • Kristin

        July 19, 2012 at 4:50 am

        Hi Heather! Thanks so much for reading Operation Nutrition. I’m glad you’re excited to try the lasagna, it was really delicious (my husband even gave it a “10”, and he doesn’t hand those ratings out easily) 🙂
        I just added a print button to my website, so if you go up to the menu bar and click on “recipes”, then click on “dinners”, find the Noodle-Less Lasagna recipe, click on it and there will be a print button at the bottom. Thank you for asking about having a printable page (your question helped me make my website better).
        Thank you! 🙂

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