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Zucchini Skillet Lasagna


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Zucchini Skillet Lasagna

Prep Time45 min Cook Time30 min Total Time75 min Servings4 Gluten Free


  • 2 medium zucchini squash
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Fustini's Basil olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons Fustini's Michigan Apple balsamic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 8 oz goat cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
  • fresh basil for garnish
  • crushed red pepper, for topping


Substitute any Fustini's herb-infused olive oil (Tuscan Herb, Garlic, Pesto, Gremolata). adapted from howsweeteats.com


Step 1. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Cut the zucchini into thin slices lengthwise, about ⅛ inch thick. If you’d like thinner slices, use a mandolin or vegetable peeler. Once I have the long slices, cut them in half again. Place the zucchini on a towel or paper towels. Sprinkle all over with salt. Let the zucchini sit for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 2. 

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-low heat. Add the cherry tomatoes and the garlic with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, until the tomatoes burst, about 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.

Step 3. 

Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Stir in the onion with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, until it softens. Stir in the ground beef or turkey with another pinch of salt and pepper. Brown the meat, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon until it’s in small pieces. Add the balsamic to deglaze the pan and scrape all bits of flavor from the pan. Stir in the dried basil. Stir the cherry tomato sauce back in.

Step 4. 

Pat the zucchini dry. Add the ribbons into the skillet, arranging them throughout the beef. Add dollops of goat cheese all over the top. Sprinkle on the parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove and sprinkle with more parmesan and crushed red pepper. Top with fresh basil and serve.

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