Cheesy Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

Does anyone get as excited as I do when they find a vegetable substitute for starchy white items like noodles or bread? I am not against having a baguette or nice big bowl of pasta once in a while but I personally feel better when I avoid those ingredients for the most part. I have seen versions of zucchini lasagna circling the web for some time now but this is the recipe that we’ve been using for years to get our veggie fix in. It is extra cheesy, and especially delicious. Not to mention it is vegetarian, gluten free, low carb and ketogenic friendly! A great alternative for anyone who is looking to add a healthier spin on the famous italian dish. Hope you enjoy!!



vegetarian zucchini lasagna


  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 carton of cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup red tomato sauce
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • salt & pepper


  1. slice zucchini into long thin strips using a mandolin
  2. mince garlic cloves
  3. in a separate bowl, mix cottage cheese, two eggs, minced garlic, a dash of salt and pepper
  4. in baking dish, spread tomato sauce on bottom and sides of the dish
  5. 1st layer: layer zucchini strips on the bottom of the dish in the same direction, then cover with a layer of cottage cheese mixture, and then sprinkle with grated cheese
  6. 2nd layer: add another layer of zucchini strips in opposite direction of the first layer, then cover with a layer of cottage cheese mixture, and then sprinkle with grated cheese.
  7. continue these layers until you are out of ingredients (zucchini layer must end on top) and then spread tomato sauce on top of last layer of zucchini strips, and then sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  8. put into the oven at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes
  9. allow to cool for atlas 15 minutes before cutting and serving to allow the cheese to harden slightly and set the dish.

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  • Belle says:

    Oh my! That seriously looks AMAZING! My kids and husband love pizza so I will definitely give this a try!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • Megan says:

    Yum! I might sub ricotta because I prefer the texture, but this looks simple and delicious.

  • Tabitha Blue says:

    We just love lasagna! I bet this is delish!

  • Looks delicious! I’m with you on feeling better with less carbs. I’m looking forward to trying this!

  • This looks SO, so good! Too bad my husband likes to parade around saying he’s a carnivore if I cook a vegetarian meal haha.

  • Nicole says:

    One of my daughters says basagna instead of lasagna and when I tell her I am making it she says it with such joy! I love a good vegetarian option!

  • Patricia says:

    Well this certainly looks delicious!!

  • Rachel says:

    This sounds incredible! I’ll have to give this a shot.

  • Ashley says:

    I can’t wait to try out your recipe! It looks so delicious and healthy!

  • Tamara Goyette says:

    I’ve never thought to use zucchini before!

  • Jordan says:

    Love the use of cottage cheese in this recipe. I’ll be giving this a shot for sure 🙂

  • This looks so good. I have been wanting to try making Zucchini noddles for a long time.

  • Meredith says:

    This looks absolutely incredible Kari!! YUM!!!!!! I’m loving your recipe posts!

  • This looks amazing Kari! Definitely going to have to pin this one to try!

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