This recipe uses zucchini instead of noodles for a low carb diet. Just make a pasta sauce as follows:
2 small zucchinis
grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 small can tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. ketchup
1 tsp. Mrs. Dash
1 tsp. lemon pepper
salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a skillet, brown 1/2 lb. ground beef with onion and green pepper. Add a crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, ketchup, Mrs. Dash, lemon pepper, salt, and pepper. Spray a 9x11 inch casserole dish with Pam. Peel 2 small zucchini and slice lengthwise into 1/4 inch strips. Layer them with the sauce and liberally sprinkle Parmesan cheese between each layer, ending with cheese on top. Cover with foil and bake in 350 degree F oven for 1 hour. Remove foil, broil for about 5 minutes.
1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
8 oz. low fat cottage cheese
4 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In medium size, non-stick skillet, saute' ground meat and onion until onion is tender and meat is browned. Do not add fat or oil to skillet!
Add tomato sauce, basil, parsley, oregano, garlic salt, pepper and mushrooms to ground beef mixture.
Combine well-drained spinach with cottage cheese. In 8 inch square baking dish, arrange in layers the spinach mixture, then the meat mixture, then some grated cheese. Repeat layers, ending with cheese.
Bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven for 15-20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
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