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One Pan Lasagna with Ribbon Zucchini

Ingredients

  • 1/2 – 1 lb. extra-lean ground turkey (omit if you want to keep this a meatless dish)
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5-6 Medium Zucchinis, peeled
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of fresh chopped basil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2/3 cup full fat cottage cheese

Instructions

  1. Prepare the zucchini noodles:
  2. Spiralize zucchini using the ribbon blade or a vegetable peeler; set aside. Pat dry with a paper towel. (This step can be done up to 3 days in advance. Simply store zoodles in an airtight container with a paper towel to help absorb excess moisture.)
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add in the ground meat and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes, making sure to crumble and break down into small pieces as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  4. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds to a minute or until fragrant. Add mushrooms and optional chopped zucchini, if using and sauté for 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, red pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon of basil. Bring to a boil and reduce heat allowing to simmer. Stir constantly until sauce begins to thicken (about 5 minutes).
  5. Add the ribboned zucchini noodles and cover with lid.
  6. After 2 minutes, remove cover, swirl the zucchini around using tongs to avoid sticking to the pan.
  7. Continue cooking until zucchini is tender (another 2-5 minutes). If adding spinach, stir in after 3 minutes and cover.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in mozzarella and cottage cheese. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  9. Top with dollops of ricotta cheese. Cover with pan and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  10. Remove from stove and sprinkle with chopped parsley, basil and parmesan cheese if desired.