Sunday, June 26, 2011

Zucchini and Bacon 3 Cheese Lasagna

Mmmmm Lasagna.  I don't care how many gazillion versions of this recipe there are, I vow to try them all, or at least as many as I can get my hands on.

Zucchini & Bacon 3 Cheese Lasagna

When I saw this one over at Kevin and Amanda's, I literally drooled on the keyboard, I mean....Zucchini AND Bacon?  Are you kidding me?  That's like heaven on a plate right there.

I'm not going to talk much about this one, I think it's best left to the taste buds to speak for themselves, so here, thanks again to Kevin and Amanda, love that blog.

Zucchini & Bacon 3 Cheese Lasagna

Zucchini and Bacon Three Cheese Lasagna

Béchamel Sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup milk
Pinch of salt, pepper, & freshly grated nutmeg

Zucchini & Bacon 3 Cheese Lasagna

1 zucchini, diced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt & pepper
3 ounces fontina cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
6 slices bacon, cooked and cut into bite sized pieces
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt & pepper
1 cup of your favorite marinara or spaghetti sauce
3 oz smoked mozzarella cheese
4 oven ready (no boil) lasagna noodles

Dice zucchini, add garlic, coat with 1 tbsp olive oil and season with 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper.

Zucchini & Bacon 3 Cheese Lasagna

Roast in an 8×8 baking dish at 400 degrees for 15 mins until soft. Leave oven on at 400, and save the 8×8 dish for the lasagna.

Combine the zucchini, bacon, Parmesan, fontina, egg, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper in a medium bowl to blend. Set aside.

Zucchini & Bacon 3 Cheese Lasagna

To make the béchamel sauce: Melt 1 tbsp butter in a heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and whisk for 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk. Increase the heat to medium-high. Whisk the sauce until it comes to a simmer and is thick and smooth, about 3 minutes. Whisk a pinch of salt, pepper, and nutmeg into the béchamel sauce.

Zucchini & Bacon 3 Cheese Lasagna

Pour the béchamel sauce into the bottom of the 8×8 dish. Top with 2 lasagna noodles, the zucchini mixture, 2 more lasagna noodles, the marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and a little more parmesan cheese to top.

Cover tightly with foil.

Zucchini & Bacon 3 Cheese Lasagna

Bake at 400 until heated through and the sauce bubbles, about 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until the cheese on top becomes golden, about 15 minutes longer.

Zucchini & Bacon 3 Cheese Lasagna

Let stand for 10 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.


  1. Sandra that looks awesome. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Sandra, you always post the most delicious recipes! Everything looks great!

  3. This looks divine. I'm going to be making this later in the week. Thank you.

  4. You had me at Bacon 3 Cheese, never mind zucchini. But I'll faithfully make this recipe and enjoy the flavor sensation it has!

  5. This is a brilliant recipe which I still enjoy eating. I always have a thing for lasagna. I love the cheese, the sauce and the overall taste. Thanks for sharing this. I'll definitely make this at home.

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