This Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna Boat recipe is not only delicious, but it’s also a Keto and Gluten-free recipe that’s made with ground turkey instead of beef. This recipe is a healthier alternative to the classic lasagna recipe.
Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna Boats
This noodle-less Zucchini lasagna recipe will definitely become a regular meal on your dinner table. It is a healthier version of your typical lasagna recipe. I love the fact that this Zucchini Lasagna boat recipe is low in carbs, keto-friendly, and Gluten-free. What’s there to not like about this recipe. It is very tasty and easy to put together.
How do you make a traditional lasagna?
Firstly, this Zucchini Lasagna boat recipe is the perfect recipe to replace the traditional lasagna. How to make traditional lasagna? Well, traditional lasagna calls for lasagna noodles and ground beef along with all the other ingredients found in this Zucchini lasagna recipe. Also, the main ingredient that makes this into a low-carb meal is the zucchini swap for the pasta. Lastly, I chose to use ground turkey instead of ground beef but you can use extra lean ground beef if you prefer.
Substitutes and tips
- You can use any other meat in place of turkey. Ground chicken or lean ground beef
- Best served with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. You may also use a combination of cheddar and mozzarella
- If you don’t have any ricotta, you may skip it entirely
- Use green or yellow zucchini
- Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat.
- We do not recommend freezing
Do you eat the skin on zucchini boats
The asking on zucchini and edible and safe to eat. You do not need to peel the zucchini. Make sure you wash your zucchini thoroughly and pat dry with a towel before cutting it to make zucchini boats.
Can I freeze zucchini boats
We do not recommend freezing these Zucchini boats because when thawed they will tend to be very mushy and not really that edible. Best to store in the fridge for a few days.
What to serve with zucchini boats
This Zucchini Lasagna boat recipe is perfect to have just the way it is as a complete meal. But you may serve it with other side dishes are more roasted veggies or potatoes. Try these options:
- Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
- Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
- Charred Brussel Sprouts
- Hasselback Potatoes
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
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- Chicken And Broccoli Stir-Fry
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Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna Boats
- 2 Zucchini Medium-Large
- 1/2 lb Lean Ground Turkey
- 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 Garlic Clove minced
- 1 1/2 Cup Marinara Sauce
- 1 Cup Part-skim Ricotta Cheese
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tbsp Chopped fresh parsley plus more for garnish
- 1 Cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 Cup Shredded parmesan cheese or cheddar
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Slice zucchini in half on length, and scoop the inside out with a spoon.
- Place them in a baking dish, cut side up and spray with cooking spray.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper then bake for 10-12 minutes until the zucchini softens a bit.
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey, Italian seasoning, garlic, and cook stirring occasionally and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon.
- Once the meat is golden brown and cooked through, stir in the marinara sauce and simmer for 1-2 minutes more. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, parsley, mozzarella and half of the parmesan cheese. Mix well to combine.
- Stuff the zucchini boats with this cheese mixture, top with the meat sauce and sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese.
- Cover baking dishes with foil and bake in preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and enjoy
- any cheese works, we used a combo of cheddar and mozzarella, and parmesan
- Use ground beef or chicken in place of turkey
I substituted quinoa for meat this was so tasty everyone else in my family loved it too totally delicious cooked it for 35 minutes was better for me
Made this today but added sautéed onions and mushrooms and tossed in spinach into the sauce. Came out great!!
That sounds delicious!
We made these tonight , so yummy ! I used rotisserie chicken I had put up for the meat and added a little extra layer of mozzarella and marina to the top. Thank you for sharing
Amazing. We were looking to replace our favorite comfort food with a Keto version and absolutely loved it! Substituted ricotta with cottage cheese because of personal taste and it worked out well!
So glad this worked for you.
Doreen Arcuri says
Made this tonight and it was delicious!
I didn’t make it with turkey but sausage and it was great. I also didn’t read that it was to be covered but it came out nice and browned with the mozzarella on top.
Sounds so yummy. Glad you liked it
Thanks for the feedback
Made this tonight and it is delicious!!! Would not change a thing. Tastes like lasagna w/o the noodles. Yummy!! Will definitely become a staple.
Thanks for the feedback! We are so happy you loved it
Hi I have a question on the macros, the nutrition facts are on 1 boat?
Hi there. Yes it is
These were delicious and easy to make! Great Keto and GF meal.
Thank you! Glad you liked it.
Tonni Caraway says
I have not made it yet but do we eat the whole zucchini peel and all?
Hi. Yes. Just wash the zucchini thoroughly
Hi Rena, wonderful web!!! I would like to try these zucchinis but I have a question… what do you do with the inside of the zucchinis? Thank you for your answer.
Thank you, Mayte. I usually either toss them or I save for the next day and use it with my omelet.
Thanks Rena for your answer. I thinki I’ll mix them with the meat.
Welcome. Please let me know how it turns out for you.
Hi Rena, I cooked your recipe and it was great. I reduced amount of chicken and used the meat of zucchinis. I mentioned your web in my blog: https://lacocineranovata.blogspot.com/2019/03/calabacines-rellenos-con-pollo-estilo.html
and also in instagram. Thank you for sharing :))
Thank you Mayte
Is a serving 1 boat?
Hi there. Yes it is