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ZUCCHINI LASAGNA, HEART HEALTHY

Say, "Cheese," because this healthy version of a favorite comfort food will leave you smiling.
Yield: 6 servings
 

INGREDIENTS

    1/2 lb lasagna noodles, cooked in unsalted water
    3/4 C part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated
    1½ C fat free cottage cheese
    1/4 C Parmesan cheese, grated
    1½ C raw zucchini, sliced
    2½ C no salt added tomato sauce
    2 tsp basil, dried
    2 tsp oregano, dried
    1/4 C onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic
    1/8 tsp black pepper
     

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray 9- by 13-inch baking dish with vegetable oil spray.

2. In small bowl, combine 1/8 cup mozzarella and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Set aside.

3. In medium bowl, combine remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese with all of the cottage cheese. Mix well and set aside.

4. Combine tomato sauce with remaining ingredients. Spread thin layer of tomato sauce in bottom of baking dish. Add a third of noodles in single layer. Spread half of cottage cheese mixture on top. Add layer of zucchini

5. Repeat layering. Add thin coating of sauce. Top with noodles, sauce, and reserved cheese mixture. Cover with aluminum foil.

6. Bake for 30–40 minutes. Cool for 10–15 minutes. Cut into 6 portions.
 

NUTRITION
Serving size: 1 piece - Each serving provides:

    Calories: 276
    Total fat: 5 g
    Saturated fat: 2 g
    Cholesterol: 11 mg
    Sodium: 380 mg
    Total fiber: 5 g
    Protein: 19 g
    Carbohydrates: 41 g
    Potassium: 561 mg
     

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