Zucchini Lasagna with Pork Ragu

Zucchini Lasagna with Pork Ragu


This zucchini lasagna with pork ragu tastes as if I simmered the sauce for days instead of 20 minutes.

This is another recipe that came together using what I had on hand.  Several months ago I bought pork stew meat thinking I’d make some sort of stew in the cold weather.  But now it’s almost summer weather and I decided to grind up the stew meat to ground pork and this pork ragu was born – best decision evah!

This is a photo of pork ragu simmering in a skillet

Pork Ragu

Yield:
6 half cup servings

Prep Time:
5 minutes

Cook Time:
20 minutes

Total Time:
25 minutes

This pork ragu is so rich and has such a depth of flavor. A great switch from ground beef!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 1 cup jarred pasta sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, pureed
  • 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Heat skillet over medium heat with avocado oil spray. Add ground pork and garlic and cook, just until the pork is cooked half way through. Add the pasta sauce, tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper.
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Add parsley and stir until combined.

Notes

* I used pork stew meat that had been in my freezer for nearly six months – ha! I just used my food processor to make the pork ground. Just make sure to pulse meat when you grind it – if you leave it on you get meat paste and that’s never a good idea!

On all WW plans, this sauce is 4 points per half cup.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 169Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 275mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 12g


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this is a photo of black bean pasta with pork ragu

The first night I served the ragu over black bean pasta.  I really liked this pasta and it’s zero points on #teampurple.

Last night I made zucchini lasagna.  People will think using cottage cheese is weird in a lasagna, but I promise you it just tastes cheesy.  If you don’t like cottage cheese, simply use ricotta cheese.

this is a photo of zucchini lasagna

this is a photo of zucchini lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna with Pork Ragu

Yield:
1 serving

Prep Time:
5 minutes

Cook Time:
10 minutes

Total Time:
15 minutes

If you have an abundance of zucchini this summer, or just love zucchini as much as I do, this zucchini lasagna will need to be on your must to make list soon! Note – the pork ragu was made ahead of time, so this is a 15 minute dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini, sliced thin with a vegetable peeler
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese (I used small curd)
  • 1/2 cup pork ragu (recipe above)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 ounce part skim mozzarella
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Once you have the thin layers of zucchini, place on paper towel to wick away excess moisture.
  2. Starting with a layer of zucchini, add a tablespoon of cottage cheese, then a tablespoon of ragu and continue until you have used all the zucchini.
  3. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on top of the layers of zucchini.
  4. Top with mozzarella and dried parsley.
  5. Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 degrees.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.

Notes

On all WW plans, this is 12 points. If you count calories or macros, this is 474 calories, 14 fat, 22 carbs, 5 fiber and 38 grams of protein.


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In case you are wondering, this is how my kitchen looks during a photo shoot.  Just a side note, I do clean it before going to bed each night so I can mess it up the next day – ha!

this is what my messy kitchen looks like when I am cooking

This proves that you don’t need a fancy kitchen to make good food!  This lasagna is a tiny bit watery, but I didn’t mind one bit – I probably could have waited more than a minute to cut into it. 😂

this is a photo of sliced zucchini lasagna

Not a fan of pork?  Check out my chicken bolognese.

Let me know if you make this 😁

 This zucchini lasagna with pork ragu tastes as if I simmered the sauce for days instead of 20 minutes. This pork ragu is so rich and has such a depth of flavor. A great switch from ground beef! The pork ragu is made with less than 10 ingredients and makes for a quick 20 minute recipe. Once you make the sauce from scratch, the rest of the lasagna can be cooked up in 15 minutes in an air fryer. On all WW plans, this lasagna is 12 points. #ww #weightwatchers #pork #ragu #lasagna






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