Similar to stuffed peppers, zucchini boats are a great dinner option. There are so many possible varieties!
Simply slice zucchini in half lengthwise. Then, scoop out the seeds and a bit of the middle. Brush with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until fork tender. This makes the perfect vessel for meat, sauce, more veggies, and cheese!
Zucchini is also terrific as a low carb, gluten free alternative to pasta...but we're going to use some pasta too! I wasn't able to find GF lasagna noodles at my local grocery store; however, they certainly exist. Or you can easily substitute a different shape of pasta. Picture all of your favorite things about lasagna. Now, imagine them all inside of a little zucchini boat. Can you see it? Super cute and low carb, with extra veggies! Ok, so technically a fruit...
Both terms refers to stacked layers of pasta and fillings- including meats, tomato sauce, vegetables, cheese, herbs, and spices. These layers are topped with cheese, baked, and then chopped into square portions. Lasagne is plural and refers directly to the wide, flat sheets of noodles. The term lasagna comes from Italian-American and is the singular form of lasagne.
If desired, you may peel the skin off zucchini- but why would you want to?!? The skin gives color, fiber, and antioxidants. Unlike winter squash, it is thin enough to be eaten, even raw.
For a healthy, low-carb Italian dinner- these gluten free lasagna zucchini boats are delicious and ready in 30 minutes!
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