Zucchini Lasagna: Pizza Style {GF, Low Carb & High Protein}

This zucchini lasagna combines 2 classic comfort foods, pizza and lasagna, into one healthy and kid friendly dinner!

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Alright guys, we made it through the 5 Christmas goodies. Woo to the hoo! Can you believe that Christmas is in 2 DAYS! GAH.

So, it’s time to take a sugar break and get on a slightly more healthy train. I also have  story for you. Let us begin.

So, our dog ripped up the carpet in our brand new apartment yesterday.

How does that relate to anything you ask? It may seem like it does not, but let me ‘splain you how.

You see my dear pizza-loving-friends-who-just-want-me-to-get-to-the-recipe-and-don’t-care-about-my-carpet-situaton, it all went down while I was making this cheese all over, pepperoni covered, zucchini filled mas-ter-piece that you want to get all up in, that you are peepin’ right thur.  Longest run-on sentence to date.

I was totally getting my lasagna on guys. There was pizza sauce on my face, cheese in my hair and pieces of zucchini stuck to my eyeballs. That last one may have been a slight exaggeration. But, whatever,it was gooood.

So, I kept trucking along. I started hearing very odd noises coming from somewhere in the corner of our apartment, but I was rockin’ my lasagna groove so I just ignored it. Fast forward to the evening when Mr FFF came home and exclaims “SCRUFFY (that’s our dog guys, I wasn’t that hideous from my lasagna fest) TORE UP THE CARPET!”

You know what I did? Pulled the totally innocent, oblivious to life card, and said “WHAT?! I HAD NO IDEA.”  It all clicked then.  Maybe I should have investigated those noises a little more. And, by a little more, I mean a lot more.  I bet this post is going to be the ONE post that the hubby decides to read. <3 you babe!

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How-ev-er, if he does read this, I am preeeee sure that he will forgive me due to the fact that he declared this lasagna:

1) The BEST lasagna he has ever had. Yes, including ones with real noodles and beeeef.

2) Better than his mom Lasagna (sorry Mom!)

3) That you couldn’t even tell it was zucchini.  And, guys, my man is a not a lover of the veggies.

4) It actually tasted like real pizza. But, also tasted like lasagna. At the same time.

I would call that a great success.

The beauty of all of this is that you can get a little ca-ray-zay with it.  I mean, you can put whatever pizza toppings you like on it! Don’t like olives? Me either! Confession: those little guys you see there are totally just to make it look like really authentic pizza and stuff. As authentic as pizza can be that is made with zucchini. And has no crust. Whatever. It’s good. And, it’s healthy, low carb AND gluten free.

You can practically eat the whole thing.

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One final thought for you: cheeeeesyyyyyyy.

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Turkey Zucchini Pizza Lasagna {GF, Low Carb & High Protein}
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Serves: 8
  • For the zoodles:
  • 3 Large zucchinis
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • For the lasagna:
  • 1 lb Ground 99% fat-free Turkey
  • 1 Cup Onion, diced (1 small onion)
  • 2 Tbsps Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps Fresh garlic, diced
  • 1 14 oz Jar of pizza sauce
  • 1 15 oz Container of light or fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 Large egg
  • 8 oz Light Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbsps Parmesan Cheese (I use that really fine, pre-grated stuff)
  • 2 Cups Turkey Pepperoni slices (48 pepperonis to be exact)
  • 1/2 A Large green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Slivered olives
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a mandolin, slice the zucchini into thin slices, about 1/8 inch thick,
  3. Lay them out flat onto a cookie sheet and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp salt.
  4. Bake them for 10-15 minutes, until just lightly beginning to brown, to get all the moisture out. Set aside.
  5. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium/high heat. Add in the ground turkey, diced onion, diced garlic, 1 tsp of salt, and a pinch of pepper. Cook until the onion is soft and the turkey is browned.
  6. While the turkey cooks, beat together the ricotta cheese, egg and another pinch of pepper. Set aside.
  7. Once the turkey is done, it's time to assemble the lasagna!
  8. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  9. Start by pouring half the jar of pizza sauce on the bottom, followed by half the turkey, then layer half the zucchini noodles, half the ricotta mixture, half the pepperoni slices,and finish with half the grated mozzarella cheese.
  10. Repeat the layers once more, except add the chopped pepper and olives on top of the last layer of mozzarella. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese.
  11. Turn the oven up to 375 and cover the lasagna with tin foil.
  12. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake another 10 minutes.
  13. Turn the broiler up to HIGH and broil for 2-3 minutes more, until the top is golden brown and bubbly!
  14. Devour!
This can be made a day ahead, covered, and left in the fridge. It also makes great leftovers! The leftovers keep very well in the freezer.

P.s  Perfect way to detox the day after all the Christmas feasting? Yep.

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  1. says

    If you convinced your not-so-veggie-lover man to love this, then I’ve got to try this on my boys! They, um, don’t like veggies:) This dish is so pretty, with the layers and different colors! Definitely pinning! Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas and break Taylor!

  2. says

    Ruh roh, sorry to hear about your carpet! I’m glad you were distracted by getting your lasagna on, having a good ol time in the kitchen, whipping up this amazing dish! I can’t tell you how psyched I am to try this. Have a merry Christmas!

    • Tate says

      Haha @ Ruh roh! It was definitely a good distraction….Thank you so much, I hope you love it as much as we did! Merry Christmas!

  3. Kristina says

    Just made this tonight and it was delicious! Tasted indulgent yet light at the same time. A great go to for when we have company that eats gluten free too!

  4. Sara says

    This looks great, can’t wait, I’m going to try it tomorrow. Do I cut the zoodles the long way? Thanks.

      • Sara Weyer says

        Turn out GREAT! Though it was a little hard to cut the zucchini perfectly the same size, it still turned out well. Just left it in the oven a bit longer for those that weren’t quite dried out. I did use garlic salt instad of regular salt and then put a little extra garlic powder on the zucchini also while it was baking. And added just a small amount of green pepper (more for flavor) to the turkey meat with the onion and garlic. But it was SO yummy all 3 men liked it, went back for seconds. Thank you SO much! Will for sure be making this again in a 9×9 pan for 2. Great recipe.

        • Taylor Kiser says

          Yeah that is the only tricky part! But I am SO glad that you loved it…my husband went back for seconds too! Your additions also sounds yummy :)
          Thanks so much for trying it and letting me know! It freezes great too! :)

  5. Beth says

    Made this for dinner tonight!! It’s a winner! Everyone loved it (including my 9 and 4 yr. old) and went back for seconds. I’ve never used zucchini as noodles before and this was a great way to introduce them. Next time I will try a different version of turkey pepperoni as they were more like a mild sausage, but tasty nonetheless. Keep the recipes comin!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      YAY! So funny, because I JUST made a new and exciting zucchini lasagna last week…unfortunately it won’t be posted for awhile though!
      I am SO glad you liked it Beth, thanks so much for letting me know! 😀

  6. says

    Hey Taylor- near reader here after checking out some of your recipes from Lee- Just spent the better part of the last hour stalking your recipes and I’m a huge fan- Already pinning and bookmarking so many of them- starting with this! Cheers and can’t wait to follow!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      YAY! Thank you so much Arman, it’s SO great to have you here! Please let me know if you try anything! This one is a personal AND reader favorite…I also have a twist on it coming out in the next little while! Happy Thursday!

  7. Lauren says

    Thank you so much for the amazing recipe, it is definitely a keeper and will make again! I also have to say I love all the turkey and zucchini verses the same old beef and noodles! Absolutely delicious!

  8. says

    We had this tonight and was great! I used some basil garlic chicken sausage in place of the turkey/onion/garlic. I also reduced the mozzarella a bit, and increased the Pecorino Romano…we like sharp cheeses! Kids still picked the zucchini out….little,stinkers….I may have peel them next time to disguise them better!
    Oh and I divided the pan into 6 servings at 440 calories a pop (using fat free ricotta).
    Next time I think I will try cottage cheese! Thank you for a yummy recipe!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha, peeling might work! Give it a try! I am so glad you liked it…and that chicken sausage sounds BOMB!
      Let me know if you try cottage cheese, I would love to hear the results! Thanks for letting me know Tessa!

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