hCG Zucchini Lasagna | 187 calorie hCG Recipe for the 500-calorie Diet | AP
hCG Zucchini Lasagna | 187 calorie hCG Recipe for the 500-calorie Diet | AP
  • 7oz ground beef(100g per 3.5 oz) lean, 95% fat free
  • 2 Zucchinismedium sized – AP
  • 1/2cup canned tomatoes
  • 1tsp dried basil
  • 1tsp garlicminced
  • 1tbsp onionchopped fine
  • 1/2tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1.5tsp nutritional yeastAP
  • 2tbsp beef brothfat-free
  1. Slice zucchini horizontally using a mandolin slicer to create very thin, long ‘lasagna’ noodles. Set the noodles aside.
  2. To sauté ground beef add 1 tbsp beef broth, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper to a pan along with beef. Cook over medium heat and break up the ground beef while stirring so there are no large clumps. Set aside.
  3. Add 1 tbsp beef broth, garlic and onions to a small pan and sauté until garlic begins to brown.
  4. Add canned tomatoes, basil, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1/2 tsp salt to the pan. Bring to a boil.
  5. Boil for 3-5 minutes or until slightly thick. Remove from heat and puree.
  6. Add cooked ground beef to sauce and spread a thin layer in the bottom of a small casserole dish (8″ square pan is ideal).
  7. Lay a layer of zucchini slices in the bottom of the pan on top of the sauce, covering the whole bottom. Scoop about 1/3 of sauce on top of the zucchini and spread evenly. Add another layer of zucchini slices on top of the sauce. Repeat until you have used all the sauce and zucchini.
  8. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbling around sides of pan.
  9. Sprinkle lasagna with nutritional yeast and serve.
Recipe Notes

This recipes freezes very well so make a large, double batch of lasagna then portion it and freeze.

Make a large batch of the tomato sauce and freeze. Use with miracle noodles for a quick and filling dinner.

If you do not have a mandolin slicer, use a very sharp knife to cut the zucchini as thin as possible.