Zucchini Lasagna Magic: A Low-Carb Feast in a Dutch Oven

Posted by Fernando Acosta on

Try our Low-Carb Zucchini Lasagna to enjoy a healthy take on a traditional comfort dish. Layered between fresh zucchini slices, this dish—perfectly designed for the RJ Legend 1.9 Quart Dutch Oven Pot—offers a delectable combination of succulent ground pork, fragrant herbs, and creamy cheese. It's a guilt-free treat that replaces the conventional lasagna with fewer carbohydrates on your table. This dish turns basic ingredients into a delicious, filling supper, making it perfect for anyone following a low-carb diet or anyone searching for a healthy take on a classic.

Using our RJ Legend 1.9 Quart Dutch Oven Pots

Using the RJ Legend 1.9 Quart Dutch Oven Pot for the low-carb Zucchini Lasagna is ideal due to its perfect size for a 4-serving recipe. The pot's depth accommodates the lasagna layers comfortably, allowing for even cooking. The cast iron's excellent heat retention ensures a consistent temperature throughout the baking process, which is vital for melding the flavors and cooking the zucchini thoroughly. Additionally, the enameled surface provides a non-stick quality, crucial for easy serving and cleaning, making the entire cooking experience more convenient and enjoyable.


Ingredients:

 

2-3 large zucchinis, sliced into thin strips

1 pound ground beef or turkey

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes

1 cup ricotta cheese

1 egg

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons olive oil

Herbs (basil, oregano), salt, and pepper to taste

 

Nutritional Information (Approximate Per Serving, 4 Servings):

 

Calories: Around 400 calories

Protein: 25 grams

Fats: 22 grams

Carbohydrates: 15 grams

 

Instructions:


Zucchini Prep: Cut zucchini into long, thin slices. Salt them and set them aside to draw out moisture. Pat dry.

 

Meat Sauce: Heat olive oil, sauté onions and garlic until fragrant. Add ground meat, cooking until browned. Mix in crushed tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Simmer.

 

Ricotta Mixture: Blend ricotta with an egg, adding salt and pepper.

 

Assemble: In the Dutch oven, layer meat sauce, zucchini strips, ricotta mixture, and mozzarella. Repeat layers.

 

Bake: Cover and bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for about 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes to brown the top.

 

Rest: Allow it to rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.

 

This recipe transforms the classic lasagna into a low-carb delight, perfect for a healthy yet hearty meal.

 

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