Zucchini lasagna with ricotta and tomato sauce without pasta

Zucchini lasagna with ricotta and tomato sauce without pasta

By 19/05/2017

Lasagna is one of those fabulous Italian dishes which can bring the whole family together. A good homemade lasagna is hard to resist.

My favourite one is lasagna with asparagus and ham that my mum makes and then the classic meat lasagna of course. If I am having people around for dinner it is easy to make a large lasagna the day before and then just pop it in the oven when they arrive.

This time I have tried a zucchini lasagna with ricotta, mozzarella and tomato sauce without using any pasta. Something different, still very tasty and lighter too.

Maybe an idea for the weekend!

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 50 minutes
  • Yield : 4



Chop the shallot finely and stir fry it in a pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil.

Add the tomato sauce, the fresh torn basil leaves, salt and pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes over a medium heat.

Wash and trim the zucchini; with a potato peeler or a mandolin slice them thinly. Heat up a pan or a griddle pan and cook the zucchini slices for a minute each side enough to soften them.

In a bowl mix the ricotta, with the eggs, salt and pepper and 2 tbsp of grated parmigiano cheese. Chop the mozzarella.

In a baking dish spread a thin layer of tomato sauce, a layer of zucchini, the ricotta mixture, the mozzarella and a sprinkle of parmigiano cheese. Continue in layers until the end of your ingredients.

Finish off with a layer of zucchini and a generous sprinkle of parmigiano cheese.

Bake at 180C / 350F for 30 minutes. Let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Zucchini lasagna with ricotta and tomato sauce

Check out my video on how to prepare it:

More lasagna? Check out my vegetable and mushroom lasagna too.

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16 Responses to Zucchini lasagna with ricotta and tomato sauce without pasta

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Zucchini instead of traditional pasta…a fantastic idea for a healthy low carbs and delicious dinner!

    • Alida

      I love this especially at summer time

  2. speedy70

    Molto appetitosa e invitante questa teglia di zucchine!!!

    • Alida

      Grazie carissima!

  3. elisabetta

    Irresistible. This dish is another winner. Thanks Alida.

    • Alida

      Thanks Elisabetta!

  4. La cucina di Molly

    Adoro le lasagne, ottima la tua versione con zucchine e ricotta, leggera e gustosa, bravissima! Un bacione!

  5. Balvinder

    Amazing idea for the pasta! I am actually salivating watching the video and inspired to try it, soon.

    • Alida

      I like to use something else other than pasta from time to time.

    • Alida

      Yes I like not to use pasta from time to time.

  6. Chiara

    questo Γ¨ davvero il piatto che fa per me, grazie !

  7. Alma Vorrei

    Thank you for fantastic recipes. I use them for inspiration almost every day.

    • Alida

      I am pleased you enjoy them Alma!

  8. Karen

    Hi, can I substitute the eggs with something?

    • Alida

      I would just leave them out altogether. You could add some extra cheese if you like.

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