There are a lot of takes on noodle-less lasagnas out there. I wasn’t trying to follow any sort of traditional layering method here or lasagna formula… I was just craving the goodness of a cheesy, saucy, layered treat without all of the guilt. This, I must say, simply hit the spot 🙂
The beauty of this is that you can be creative while you cook. What garlic in there? Maybe some oregano? Sure, add them in! Season up the meat, or omit it completely! Your choice… just follow the general guidelines and make it how you please. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed 🙂
1 spaghetti squash
1/2 lb ground meat (turkey, beef, etc)
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 medium zucchini
1 cup tasty marinara sauce
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
drizzle olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
fresh basil leaves, for garnish
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I just stumbled on your blog and holy moly this looks incredible! Lasagna is such a gloppy mess that I can usually trick my son (and husband!) into eating way more vegetables than they realize, and I bet my son wouldn’t even notice there was no actual noodle in this. I can’t wait to try it! Do you think, because of all the fresh vegetables, this would be too soggy if you froze it, then thawed it? Thanks so much for sharing!
Hi! Great question!! My gut is that yes, it would get a bit mushy/soggy after being frozen since in my experience, zucchini and squash tends to do that. However, it may be worth a try! This dish is pretty cheesy and saucy, so it’s possible that while the zucchini itself may change texture, the “lasagna” as a whole would maintain its flavor and texture fairly well. I know that’s not a solid answer, but I hope it does help a little! 🙂
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That’s what I was thinking, too. I’m going to make it this week and freeze half a batch, so sometime in the future I’ll find out! Thanks so much!
Sounds great! Please let me know how it works out! 🙂
Yum! Trying this tonight!
This came out delish! I did have to salt the zucchini before to get some of the moisture out. I just rinshed and dried them after a half hour. So the dish did not come out too runny at all. Added a bit more cheese. One of the best spaghetti squash recipes I have tried! Its a winner.
Great idea! I always sweat eggplant, but don’t often to zucchini. I didn’t have a problem with it being runny, but it never hurts to take those extra precautions… plus, it seasons them more! So happy you liked this- thank you for the positive words 🙂
Made a slightly modified version of this recipe tonight… Loved it! Not even sure how I found your blog… Happy I did! Blessings!
Oh yay, happy to hear that! And very happy you found the site, as well! 🙂