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Lean Beef and Turkey Sausage Zucchini Lasagna (Medifast)

19 Jun

I think this is better than traditional lasagna. I don’t miss the pasta at all!

This recipe makes 6 servings, each count as 1 lean and 1 green. I usually serve this with green beans and mushrooms or a side salad to round out my 3 greens.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground breakfast turkey sausage
  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 small cans of Hunt’s Basil, Garlic, and Oregano tomato sauce
  • Sweet basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c part-skim ricotta
  • 1/3 c part-skim or 2% shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 c Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350. Add the lean ground beef and turkey sausage to a large skillet. Lightly season with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Cook over medium heat until brown. Remove from heat but keep in the skillet.

2. Pour the tomato sauce into a small sauce pan and warm over medium heat. Add 1 tsp of sweet basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Add ½ tsp salt. Stir until spices are thoroughly mixed throughout. Add the seasoned sauce to the skillet with the meat.

3. Wash the zucchini, chop off the ends, and remove the peel. Very carefully slice the zucchini into strips. If you have a mandolin, feel free to use it. I do not have a mandolin – though it has been added to my shopping list – so I used a sharp chef knife to slice the zucchini. It turned out pretty well. Boil the zucchini in a pot of hot water for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.

4. In a non-greased 9/13 baking dish, begin the assembly of the lasagna. Start by pouring half of the meat sauce into the pan. Next add a layer of Zucchini. Top the zucchini with half of the ricotta. If you’re having difficulty spreading the ricotta around, use the back of a spoon. Start from the beginning. Pour the remaining meat sauce, and then add the zucchini, followed by the ricotta. Top the ricotta with 1/3 c mozzarella cheese and ¼ c Parmesan cheese. Lightly sprinkle Italian seasoning and garlic powder over the top of the lasagna.

5. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Cooling allows the lasagna to set and makes it easier to cut and serve in slices.

Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Slices

Zucchini Lasagna

Based on the recipe found on Medifast/HMR/Diet Journal

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9 Comments

Posted by on June 19, 2013 in Beef, Gluten Free, Medifast, Pasta, Turkey

 

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9 responses to “Lean Beef and Turkey Sausage Zucchini Lasagna (Medifast)

  1. LizT

    July 28, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    Thank you for this DELICIOUS recipe! Made it tonight and WOW!!

     
  2. Shellie

    July 21, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    How long do left over a keep in the fridge? Thanks

     
    • SprinkleOfHappiness

      September 3, 2016 at 6:23 PM

      Hey Shellie! I’d say 3-4 days. After a couple of days, the zucchini tends to breakdown.

       
  3. Bali Tour

    December 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    it’s look nice
    Thanks for great recipe 🙂

     
  4. Suzanne VanDusen

    August 27, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    What is the nutritional info for this as far as a lean an green is concerned.

     
    • SprinkleOfHappiness

      August 30, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      Hi Suzanne. Thanks for asking. This recipe makes 6 servings that count as 1 lean and 1 green. I usually serve this lasagna with green beans and mushrooms to round out my 3 green.

       
      • Suzanne VanDusen

        August 30, 2013 at 6:29 PM

        Thanks for your response. Do you measure 5 oz of each serving? I thought green beans were too much sugar and carbs?

         
        • SprinkleOfHappiness

          August 30, 2013 at 10:10 PM

          Of course 🙂 Canned, fresh, and frozen green beans are an approved green, though yes I believe they are higher in carbs than other greens. To be honest, I have no idea how many ounces one serving is, I didn’t really ever weigh my food. I tend to use an 11 x 2 1/2 instead of a true 9 x 13, which would make 6 servings of about 8 ounces each if my calculations are right, which is a rather large serving. I hope that helps. Sorry I couldn’t be more exact.

           

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