Baked Zucchini

This baked zucchini dish gives traditional lasagna a run for its money. Increase its nutritional content by adding some mushrooms and sautéed spinach.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • 4 medium zucchini, sliced in coins
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ½ cup full-fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. cream cheese, diced
  • 1¼ cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh oregano
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add onion. Sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes, then add zucchini. Sauté for another 4 minutes or until zucchini is softened, but still firm.
  • Add ½ cup mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, cream cheese, marinara, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper to the pan. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat once cream cheese is melted.
  • Transfer to an 8" × 8" baking dish. Top with remaining mozzarella and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbling.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • 4 medium zucchini, sliced in coins
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ½ cup full-fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. cream cheese, diced
  • 1¼ cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh oregano
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add onion. Sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes, then add zucchini. Sauté for another 4 minutes or until zucchini is softened, but still firm.
  • Add ½ cup mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, cream cheese, marinara, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper to the pan. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat once cream cheese is melted.
  • Transfer to an 8" × 8" baking dish. Top with remaining mozzarella and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbling.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories300
Total Fat23g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium920mg
Total Carbohydrate13g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars5g
Protein13g