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A white plate with a slice of high protein low carb zuccini lasagna and a fork on the side, and a lasagna dish in the background
High Protein Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

High Protein Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna, a fabulous meal for the whole family. A lot less heavier than the traditional dish, this lasagna tastes as delicious.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: high protein low carb meals
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 741 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
Ingredients
  • 800 g ground beef (minced beef)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup beef stock (broth)
  • 4 zucchini (courgettes)
  • 250 g mascarpone
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt & black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 400 g tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 150 ml double/heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop the onion, garlic cloves and carrots.

  2. Add the oil to a large pan, and fry the onion until transluscent.

  3. Add the carrots, garlic, ground beef, and stir well until the beef starts to brown and releases all the liquid.

  4. Now, the beef stock can be added, and left to cook until evaporated.

  5. Next, add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a further 10 minutes.

  6. Season well with salt, black pepper, Italian herbs and one tablespoon of chopped parsley.

  7. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  8. Slice the zucchini finely lengthwise, then heat up a grilling pan and grill on both sides for about 2-3 minutes until soft.

  9. Mix the mascarpone, egg and cheddar cheese until you get a smooth paste.

  10. Lightly oil an oven-proof dish and arrange one layer of zucchini, one layer of mascarpone mixture, one layer of ground beef, then again zucchini, mascarpone, beef, and the last layer zucchini.

  11. Spread the double cream over, then add the mozzarella cheese, and bake in the pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (360 Fahrenheit) for approximately 15 minutes.

  12. Remove form the oven, and garnish with more chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes
  • If you'd like to see the measurements in CUPS and OUNCES, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients can be adjusted according to the number of servings you need, please click on the number of servings to change it.
Nutrition Facts
High Protein Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 741 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Fat 61g94%
Saturated Fat 31g155%
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 761mg32%
Potassium 1126mg32%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 5115IU102%
Vitamin C 32.9mg40%
Calcium 233mg23%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.