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Zucchini Baked Ziti — Healthy, Low Carb!

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A few years ago the “zoodles” craze hit the world. I wasn’t ever able to get into it for some reason, but when I found this ziti recipe that replaces the noodles with sliced zucchini, I immediately jumped on board. It quickly became a staple in our household!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium-sized zucchini, sliced thin
  • 1 small container ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350* Fahrenheit
  2. In a large skillet, brown ground beef/turkey with the diced onions until cooked thoroughly
  3. Add spaghetti sauce to the ground beef mixture. Stir well.
  4. Toss zucchini into meat sauce mixture, coating well
  5. In a greased oven dish, spread a layer of zucchini & meat to the bottom.
  6. Dollop spoonfuls of ricotta onto layer. You can space these out or attempt to spread them with the back of a spoon.
  7. Apply a thin layer of mozzarella.

  1. Repeat steps 5-7 until dish is full. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  2. Bake for 30-35 mins. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. *this will allow the cheese to coagulate so it isn’t soupy*
  3. Serve with our Easy Italian Bread In Your Stand Mixer, or alone.

 



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