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Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna Loaf

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Craving a delicious and easy vegetarian twist on classic lasagna? Look no further than this Easy Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna Loaf! This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a light lunch. Ready in just 30 minutes, it offers a delightful blend of flavorful zucchini, savory cheese, and crispy breadcrumbs.

Benefits of Easy Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna Loaf:

This recipe for Easy Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna Loaf offers several benefits:

1. Quick and Easy: Prepared and baked in just 30 minutes, it’s a perfect solution for busy weeknights or when short on time.

2. Vegetarian-Friendly: A meat-free alternative to traditional lasagna, catering to vegetarians and individuals seeking lighter options.

3. Flavorful Combination: Layers of zucchini, cheese, and breadcrumbs create a satisfying and savory combination of textures and tastes.

4. Customizable: Easily personalize the recipe by:

* Swapping prosciutto with ham, turkey, or additional sauteed vegetables (mushrooms, spinach)
* Adjusting the amount of cheese for desired level of richness
* Experimenting with different spices and herbs

5. Budget-Friendly: Utilizing simple and readily available ingredients, it’s an affordable meal option.

6. Potential Health Benefits:

* **Zucchini:** Provides vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
* **Cheese:** Offers protein and calcium.
* **Breadcrumbs:** Add texture and can be chosen from whole-wheat options for added fiber.

Overall, this Easy Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna Loaf is a delicious, convenient, and customizable dish that offers a balance of flavor, ease of preparation, and potential health benefits.

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Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna Loaf

Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna Loaf


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  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x

Description

This Easy Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna Loaf offers a flavorful and vegetarian twist on classic lasagna, perfect for busy weeknights or light lunches. Ready in just 30 minutes, it features layers of thinly sliced zucchini, savory cheese, and crispy breadcrumbs.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 medium zucchini

Breadcrumbs Coating:

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp each: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika



  • Salt to taste
  • 6 thin slices prosciutto (optional)
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Chili pepper flakes ((optional))

Instructions

  1. Preheat: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and a light spray of olive oil.
  2. Prepare Zucchini: Trim and thinly slice the zucchini lengthwise using a mandoline or peeler. Discard the outer skin slices.
  3. Make Breadcrumb Mixture: In a small bowl, whisk together breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt.

Assemble the Loaf:

  1. First Layer: Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of the breadcrumb mixture on the bottom of the prepared pan.



  2. Zucchini Layer: Arrange the zucchini slices in a single layer, overlapping each other slightly.
  3. Prosciutto Layer (Optional): Add 3 crinkled prosciutto slices (or desired substitute) over the zucchini.
  4. Cheese Layer: Top with half of the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  5. Repeat: Repeat steps 4a-4d to create another layer with remaining zucchini, cheese, and optional prosciutto. Finish with a top layer of zucchini.
  6. Bake: Sprinkle the remaining breadcrumb mixture, olive oil drizzle, and optional chili pepper flakes over the top. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Serve: Let the loaf cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • Ensure the zucchini slices are thin for even cooking.
  • For a vegetarian option, omit the prosciutto and add additional sauteed vegetables like spinach or mushrooms.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Enjoy this easy and delicious Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna Loaf!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Main Course
  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Nutrition

  • Calories: 250

Nutrition Information (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories250kcal
Carbohydrates12g
Protein15g
Fat16g
Saturated Fat8g
Polyunsaturated Fat1g
Monounsaturated Fat6g
Trans Fat0.002g
Cholesterol42mg
Sodium494mg
Potassium275mg
Fiber1g
Sugar3g
Vitamin A522 IU
Vitamin C14mg
Calcium321mg
Iron1mg
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