Zucchini Lasagna with bacon

Zucchini Lasagna with bacon

By 03/04/2018

Give me lasagna any day of the week.. or almost! Lasagna tastes of mamma.. at least for an Italian. Lasagna takes me back to those Sunday lunches in my childhood with plenty of food on the table.

My mum always used to make the classic meat lasagna and only later she became more adventurous and started making different versions of it. There was the one with radicchio and speck or smoked bacon which I was mad about, one with asparagus and ham which is fabulous at spring time when asparagus are in season and the one with mushrooms and veggies which she would make in autumn when the woods where full of fresh mushrooms. A lasagna for every season!

One type of the lasagna which these days I make quite often is the one with zucchini, smoked bacon and cheese. If you like you can use Italian speck or parma ham instead of bacon. It is luscious and very tasty.. if you like lasagna you must try it and see if you can stop to just one slice!

I can't.


  • Prep Time : 40 minutes
  • Cook Time : 35 minutes
  • Yield : 6



Wash and trim the zucchini and grate them.

In a pan stir fry the chopped shallot with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the zucchini, salt and pepper and cook them without the lid for about 8 minutes until soft. Do not overcook them.

Make the bechamel sauce by bringing the milk to the boil. Melt the butter in a pan until it starts to foam. Add the flour and gradually add the milk. Bring to the boil making sure that the sauce does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes until the sauce becomes thick. Add the nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. If the sauce is too thick add a little bit of milk.

making bechamel sauce

Dice the mozzarella and chop the bacon.

Assemble your lasagna; spread some bechamel sauce on your baking dish (I used a standard baking dish measuring 32 x 23 cm or 12 x 9 inch).

Place a layer of lasagne sheet on top of the sauce, scatter some grated zucchini, mozzarella and bacon on top and cover with some bechamel sauce. Continue until the end of your ingredients. Finish off with a layer of lasagne sheets, zucchini, bacon and bechamel sauce.

Zucchini bacon lasagna with cheese and bechamel sauce_

Cook for 35 minutes at 200C or 390F until golden on top.

Zucchini lasagna with smoked bacon and mozzarella

Zucchini bacon lasagna with cheese and bechamel sauce

Zucchini lasagna with bacon and mozzarella

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15 Responses to Zucchini Lasagna with bacon

  1. gloria

    deliziosa lasagna cara. Deliziosa !

    • Alida

      Grazie carissima!

    • Alida

      Lasagna is always a winner in our household.

  2. La cucina di Molly

    Molto invitante la tua lasagna, con le zucchine è sicuramente più delicata e gustosa! Buona serata!

    • Alida

      Voglio farla anche con i carciofi!

  3. elisabetta

    My most favourite dish in the universe is our lasagne Bolognese. It brings so much joy and comfort to those lucky enough to have it. I do also make other vegetable and seafood lasagne, yum! I will try your recipe for sure, thanks.

    • Alida

      You are right, you never get it wrong with lasagna. It is always a feast when lasagna is on the table. Have a nice day Elisabetta.

  4. Chiara

    certe pietanze si capisce al volo che sono deliziose e questa lo è !

    • Alida

      Grazie 1000 Chiara

  5. Alma Vorrei

    I made this last night, and it was AMAZING!! I added spinach to mine, just to add something extra. My whole family loved it, and I am looking forward to making it again.

    • Alida

      Wonderful! I am pleased your family loved the recipe Alma 🙂

  6. All That I'm Eating

    Well this sounds absolutely delicious! I have some courgettes at home so I really should give this a try!

  7. gloria

    I was thinking in make this for my daugther but without bacon Im sure ius delicious the same she is vegetarian !

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