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Swap vegetables for noodles in this healthy lasagna-inspired recipe. Stuffing zucchini boats with chicken sausage, tomato, ricotta and herbs gives you all the flavors of lasagna without all the carbs.


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Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Cut a thin slice off the bottoms so each half sits flat. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch shell (discard the pulp). Brush the cut sides with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  • Combine ricotta, garlic and parsley in a small bowl. Combine sausage, tomatoes and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl.

  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture in each zucchini half. Top with equal portions of the sausage mixture. Place the zucchini boats in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and cover with foil.

  • Bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and sprinkle the zucchini with Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, until the cheese is melted and starting to brown, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

1 zucchini boat
181 calories; protein 15.1g; carbohydrates 7.3g; dietary fiber 1.5g; sugars 3.3g; fat 10.5g; saturated fat 4.1g; cholesterol 46.9mg; vitamin a iu 905.8IU; vitamin c 23.2mg; folate 34.2mcg; calcium 192.7mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 30.7mg; potassium 393.1mg; sodium 538.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 vegetable, 1/2 lean protein, 1 1/2 high-fat protein