Thursday, December 9, 2010

Zucchini Ricotta Bake


I'm excited to present this recipe to you!!  As I mentioned earlier, I love Italian food.  I thought it might be fun to try a new, veggie lasagna style dish and came across this yummy recipe! :)  Make sure you have some good old french bread on the side, and you will have yourself a delicious meal.  Enjoy!

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Ingredients:
2 pounds zucchini
1 (15 ounce) package ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs, divided
5 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese, divided
1 tablespoon parsley
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 jar (28 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions:
1.  Cut zucchini lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices.  Steam for 5-6 minutes or until tender.
2.  In a large bowl, combine ricotta, egg, 3 tablespoons bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons parmesan, parsley, oregano, basil, and pepper.  Set aside.
3.  Spread 1/3 of spaghetti sauce in a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.  Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons bread crumbs.  Cover with half of the zucchini, then ricotta mixture and mozzarella.  Repeat layers of sauce, zucchini, ricotta mixture, and mozzarella.  Sprinkle remaining bread crumbs and mozzarella over the top.
4.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer.

12 comments:

  1. OMG yummy! I love love love zucchini and we always have so so much of it! Will be bookmarking this one for sure!

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  2. I truly wish that I could serve a big, healthy serving of this for myself for dinner right now. Great recipe and I enjoy that there's no meat in it.

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  3. What a great diversion from a classic, heavy lasagna!

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  4. Perfect for the vegetarian and folks that want to take a break from meat. Looks hearty and tasty.

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  5. that looks really yummy. it's healthy but doesn't compromise flavors :) thanks for posting!

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  6. This looks so yummy and also healthy too! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This looks great! I love ricotta cheese and the combination sounds delicious. Thanks!

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  8. You can't get more Italian than with these ingredients,and a great vegetarian meal.

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  9. Your Zucchini Ricotta Bake sounds delish. It could easily become one of my favorites! It looks so warm and flavorful.

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  10. Oh My goodness this looks so gooood :) I've already eaten lunch but I think I could be hungry again :)

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