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Lean & Green Zucchini Lasagna

Optavia Counts:

  • 1 Lean
  • 1 Healthy Fat
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Condiment

Satisfy your lasagna cravings with this healthy Zucchini Lasagna recipe. Light, delicious, and compliant with most healthy meal plans, this dish is the perfect choice for those seeking a low-fat, low-carb option. Adjust or omit the amount of crushed red pepper flakes to reduce the spicy heat. 

This recipe calls for dividing several spices, so you can enjoy the taste of Italian cuisine every night while still maintaining a healthy diet. Indulge in a delicious and nutritious meal by preparing this lean and green Zucchini Lasagna recipe.

Difficulty: MEDIUM

Servings: 4

Cooking Time: 64 MINUTES

Prep Time: 10 MINUTES



  • 1 lbs Zucchini sliced
  • 2 cup fresh whole Tomatoes sliced
  • 1 1/4 lbs Lean Ground Beef
  • 3 oz Low-Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Basil Leaves
  • 1 cup Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese shredded



  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Prepare the zucchini lasagna noodles by slicing them lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices using a mandolin or a sharp knife. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, combine the ground beef with pepper, cream cheese, and remaining salt (browning the meat is optional).
  4. Pat dry the zucchini slices with a paper towel and arrange them in a single layer in a casserole dish.
  5. Top the zucchini with a thin layer of the beef and cream cheese mixture, basil leaves, and sliced tomatoes. Repeat these steps until all the ingredients are used up, ensuring the last layer is zucchini slices. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top as the final layer.
  6. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into 4 equal portions. Enjoy!

Optavia Lean and Green Recipes

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