This lasagna was birthed out of my desire to cure some eczema that has plagued me throughout my life. I ended up having a string of allergy tests which proved I had a wheat allergy. These results pushed me to reduce my intake of the grain in my diet.
I was making all sorts of wheat free meals and I have to admit most of them were major fails. However this wheat free lasagna was a major victory!!!
Everyone who’s tried this dish has loved it! I mean everyone including my zucchini (referred to as squish squash in my home) haters enjoyed the zucchini laden lasagna recipe.
When I first started preparing this I would make one lasagna the traditional way with pasta and then make a small dish of my zucchini lasagna from whatever cheese and tomato sauce was leftover.
One day when all the lasagna leftovers left were some slices of my zucchini lasagna I decided to serve it. I didn’t hear a peep and I watched as they scarfed down a plate of pasta free lasagna.
From that day forward I’ve made big baking dishes of the Zucchini lasagna, and it’s a definite crowd pleaser.
- 3-4 Zucchini
- 1 Lb mild Italian sausage
- 1 red onion chopped
- 1 garlic clove pressed
- 1 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 6.oz can tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons ground parsley
- 2 teaspoons ground basil
- 1 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1 teaspoons ground oregano
- 16 oz cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
- pre-heat oven to 400
- slice zucchini into same size rectangles
- season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and bake in oven for 7-10 minutes until tender.
- In a large pot brown sausage and cook onion and garlic together.
- When sausage is cooked through and no longer pink, add ground herbs, tomato paste, and can of petite diced tomatoes.
- Let everything simmer for about 5 more minutes and turn heat off.
- In a small bowl mix together cottage cheese, egg, grated Parmesan, and 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella.
- In baking dish layer meat sauce, cottage cheese, and zucchini.
- The size of your dish will determine the amount of layers you have. I like a large dish rather than a deep dish. If you like a lot of layers use a 8 inch by 8 inch dish.