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Zucchini Lasagna Casserole That Really Rocks

Sensational taste alert! Think zucchini lasagna. You are sure to love this casserole; each mouthful keeps you salivating for the next bite.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword zucchini casserole, zucchini lasagna, zucchini sausage beef casserole
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 541kcal
Author Barbara Bianchi

Ingredients

  • 3-4 medium zucchinis
  • 3 cups of gluten free Marinara sauce homemade or store bought
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Premio sweet Italian sausage it's gluten free
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉
  • Slice zucchini into very thin slices. Line your baking pan with parchment paper and brush with olive oil. Then spread the zucchini slices on oiled parchment paper and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast about 8-10 minutes. Watch carefully so they do not brown.
  • Turn oven temperature down to 350℉
  • Meanwhile, slip each sausage out of its casing, add a little water to your skillet and cook for about 8-10 minutes. Crumble up the sausage with a spatula while it sautés. Spoon into a bowl and set aside.
  • Season ground beef with salt. Brown the beef in a pan, drain off about half the fat, and then add one cup of sauce, stir and let it simmer for a minute or two.
  • Spoon sauce into bottom of your casserole dish. Layer with zucchini strips, the ground beef mixture, one and a half cups of cheese, zucchini strips, sausage, one cup of sauce, the remaining one and a half cups of cheese and a final layer of zucchini strips.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve immediately with extra sauce and grated parmesan cheese, if you like.

Notes

  • If you're making homemade sauce, I recommend starting it an hour before you begin the zucchini lasagna and simmer it on the back burner
  • Slice your zucchini into very thin slices. I use this mandoline slicer. I love this simple tool for cutting up thin strips.
  • Roasting the zucchini before assembling your casserole will keep the casserole from becoming watery.

Nutrition

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.7g