Italian Zucchini Bake

Is it weird that this is the first time I’ve ever tried Italian sausage? Because.. it is indeed, the first time I have ever tried Italian sausage. I am definitely a fan! I’ll be incorporating it more in my recipes from now on. When I initially made this, I used all sausage. But to help on carb count, I’m adjusting it a bit to use ground beef as well.

When you try, comment and let me know what you think!

What you’re going to need

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage
  • 2 small zucchinis, cut up in 1/2 inch slices
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1 Teaspoon dry basil (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cup Rao’s marinara
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Lets get to cookin’

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Brown ground beef and sausage. Drain fat and return to pan.
  3. Add mined garlic to meat mix. Cook until garlic is fragrant.
  4. Add marinara and shredded parmesan to meat, and heat until cheese is softened.
  5. Add a small amount of sauce to the bottom of a baking dish. A very small amount.
  6. Make layers with your ingredients. Zucchini, grated Parmesan, mozzarella, meat sauce, parmesan, zucchini, parmesan , mozzarella, remaining meat sauce, topped with remaining mozzarella.
  7. Slice tomato and place on top of your recipe, followed by basil. I left a small amount of mozzarella put so I could place on top of the tomatoes. This is merely for presentation, and not completely necessary.
  8. Bake for 20-25 min.

Enjoy!

Serving size: 4

Total carbs per serving: 6g

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