Four-cheese Zucchini Lasagna

6-8 servings

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 70 min

A fresh-tasting variation on lasagna that delivers hearty flavour. A perfect way to use the zucchini that start turning up in grocery stores and farmers’ markets in fall.


1 tbsp Butter 15 mL
Onion, choppped
Garlic cloves, minced
1 lb Extra-lean ground beef 450 g
1/2 lb Lean ground pork 225 g
1 can Diced tomatoes no salt added 796 mL
1 can Tomato paste no salt added 156 mL
1 tsp Dried oregano 5 mL
1 tsp Dried basil 5 mL
  Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste  
3/4 cup Canadian Provolone shredded 180 mL
3/4 cup Canadian Mozzarella shredded 180 mL
3/4 cup Canadian Friulano shredded 180 mL
3/4 cup Canadian Mild Cheddar shredded 180 mL
Medium zucchini cut lengthwise, sliced thick


Step 1
In a skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add meat and cook for 5 minutes. Break up meat by stirring. Incorporate tomatoes, tomato paste and herb; add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and let simmer 30 minutes on medium-low heat.

Step 2
Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C).

Step 3
Mix the 4 shredded cheeses together in one bowl.

Step 4
Spread out zucchini slices on baking sheets and cook in the oven for 12–15 minutes. Transfer to a colander and let drain for 5 minutes.

Step 5
Cover bottom of a lasagna dish with meat sauce. Arrange zucchini slices slightly overlapped in a single layer. Top with meat sauce and cheese. Repeat layers: zucchini, meat sauce and top with cheese. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Choose extra-lean meat to avoid excess liquid and fat. The recipe can be easily frozen before or after cooking. If uncooked and frozen, cook at 325 °F (160 °C) for 1 hour 15 minutes; for precooked and frozen, cook 15 minutes less.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 376
Fat / Lipides 23
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 338
Carbohydrates / Glucides 14
Fiber / Fibres 3.4
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 30
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Cheese alternatives: Canadian Swiss cheese, Monterey Jack.