With Fall comes harvest time! And with that comes lots of one of my favorites – ZUCCHINI! Here's a quick dinner recipe you can prepare ahead of time for a delicious, veggie-packed dinner!
4-6 zucchinis (depending on size)
1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1.5 jars low sugar marinara sauce
1 large package cottage cheese
1 package shredded mozzarella
¼ cup shredded parmesan
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Ground black pepper
Slice zucchini length wise into 1/8-1/4 inch slices
Brown meat, drain excess fat. Add marinara and allow to heat up and simmer
In a mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, ½ mozzarella, ¼ cup shredded parmesan, Italian seasoning, and pepper
Grease 9x13 inch pan and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
aLayer pan with a layer of sliced zucchini, followed by a layer of ½ of the cheese mixture, then a layer of 1/3 of meat sauce. Continue layering so you eventually have zucchini, cheese, meat, zucchini, cheese, meat, zucchini, meat sauce. Top the final meat sauce layer with the remaining mozzarella and a sprinkle of parmesan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30, 45 minutes, or until bubbly and the zucchini is tender. Let sit and cool and solidify for 20 minutes.
Enjoy! And leftovers are AMAZING! ;)