Thursday, July 7, 2011

Low Carb Lasagna

I wanted to eat something that didn't feel diety, even though we are dieting.  So, I made this for dinner!  The first time I made it, I sliced the zucchini lengthwise thinly in place of the noodles.  It was delish, but I had a certain eldest son, who shall remain nameless, who tried to stage a coup over it!  So, in an effort to avoid gagging, and futile whining, I chopped up the zukes and added them to the sauce!  Again, delish!!  And no complaints,  HE EVEN ATE SECONDS!!  Choose either way.  Enjoy!

2# hamburger
1/2 onion, chopped
4-5 zucchini, sliced lengthwise, or chopped
Cook these three ingredients til hamburger is browned and to desired doneness on the zukes. If you slice them, cook them in olive oil and butter, seasoned with salt and pepper.  And set them aside.
Add your favorite spaghetti sauce to hamburger mixture.  ( My fav is Prego traditional)  Let simmer a bit.

Large container of cottage cheese (or ricotta)
2 cups Mozzarella cheese or more, shredded
1 cup swiss cheese, shredded (or could use parmesan)
1 egg, beaten
parsley, fresh or dried
Mix cheeses together.

Layer:  Sauce, cheese mix, sauce, cheese mix, sauce, top with more shredded mozzarella. 
If doing slices of zukes:  Sauce, zukes, cheese mix, sauce, zukes, cheese mix, sauce, shredded cheese.  Bake for 45 min - 1 hour. 

Here's a little side note.  Have you ever used Coriander?  It is my new favorite seasoning! It is interesting stuff.  It is kinda spicy like pepper, but has a slightly salty flavor, too.  Maybe you could replace some or all of your salt on veggies or meat.  It's great on beef and pork.  I am going to experiment with it more!  I used Coriander to season my zucchini and hamburger mixture tonight and it was awesome! 

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