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Zucchini Lasagna

When it comes to comfort food, there are few meals as satisfying as warm, cheesy lasagna. This recipe is a lighter take on classic lasagna. It’s made with thinly sliced zucchini in place of noodles, and it calls for ground turkey for the meat sauce, but it still contains everything you love about the classic dish.

Tasty Team

1 hr 30 min

1 hr 30 min


for 8 servings

  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (110 g)


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ large white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb ground turkey (455 g)
  • 28 oz crushed tomato (795 g)
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf

Cheese Mixture

  • 16 oz ricotta cheese (455 g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese (30 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Info

    Calories 328
    Fat 19g
    Carbs 13g
    Fiber 3g
    Sugar 6g
    Protein 25g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Cut the ends off of the zucchini, and cut in half, lengthwise.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel long strips of zucchini (these will be your “noodles”) and set on a baking sheet lined with paper towels.
  3. Dab zucchini strips with a paper towel to absorb the excess moisture.
  4. In a large pot, add olive oil, onions, and garlic. Cook until translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add ground turkey, and cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until the turkey has browned slightly.
  6. Pour in crushed tomatoes, basil, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper, tomato paste, and a bay leaf. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  8. In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, parsley, parmesan, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  9. Using a baking dish, layer turkey sauce, zucchini strips, ricotta mixture, and parmesan. Repeat until there are 3 layers total, ending with the turkey sauce and topping that with parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake for 50 minutes (times and temperatures may vary depending on the oven).
  11. Let rest for at least 20 minutes.
  12. Enjoy!

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