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Easy Zucchini Lasagna

Delicious, cheesy, and comforting Zucchini Lasagna! This low carb recipe will give you ALL the feels of classic lasagna - but with less guilt by using zucchini noodles. Layers of garlic-y flavor, fresh basil, and so much cheesy goodness. This recipe is soo delicious you won't even miss using pasta!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword healthy lasagna, how to make zucchini lasagna, zucchini lasagna
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 slices
Calories 196 kcal
Author A Simple Palate


  • 4 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups mozzarella, shredded
  • 3 cups tomato sauce

Ricotta filling

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups Ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cups parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (for dried basil use 2 Tablespoons)


  1. See notes for how to slice zucchini noodles. 

  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Lay zucchini noodles on paper towels and sprinkle with course sea salt - let sit for 10 minutes so zucchini sweats any access moisture. Use paper towels to press and dry zucchini noodles. 

  3. Mix all of ricotta filling ingredients together in bowl.

  4. In a 13x9 baking dish/pan layer lasagna - thin layer of sauce, zucchini noodles, ricotta filling, and mozzarella cheese. Repeat until finished. On top layer with sauce, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. 

  5. Bake for 40 minutes uncovered then broil for 1 to 2 minutes until cheese is browned. Sprinkle with chopped fresh basil. Slice and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Easy Zucchini Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.3g 13%
Cholesterol 58.2mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 8.7g 3%
Sugars 4.1g
Protein 22.8g 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.