When cooking for a busy family it is always nice to find a recipe that is simple, delicious and a crowd pleaser. Make it low carb, keto friendly and full of cheesy goodness and you have a real winner! This Keto Zucchini Baked Ziti is a family favorite around here and is sure to become one of yours.
I have a number of baked ziti recipes on the blog from before I began my keto journey. It was a simple zucchini for pasta swap that made this recipe super low carb.
I love using zucchini as a new base for some of my favorite recipes that used to include pasta. It’s such a versatile vegetable! Spiralize it into noodles for spaghetti, slice it lengthwise to create a layer for lasagna or slice it into rounds to create casseroles like this baked ziti.
I do a ton of my grocery shopping at Costco and lucky for me they have many, many keto friendly products! I buy the Simply Natural Pasta Sauce from Costco because it has fewer carbs than others and we love the flavour. I use this in most of my tomato based dishes. I also buy the pre-shredded tex mex cheddar cheese from Costco and just freeze the second package until I am ready to use it. The ground turkey from Costco is also a great deal at $10 for a four pack, I use it in everything!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this Zucchini Baked Ziti recipe for the fam tonight…
1 lb ground turkey (ground beef or sausage can be substituted)
2 cups (400g) zucchini, sliced into rounds
2 cups (400g) cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup (100g) white onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups pasta sauce
2 cups (450g) ricotta cheese
1/2 cup (100g) parmesan cheese
1 tsp oregano
Salt & pepper to taste
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 104mg Sodium: 828mg Carbohydrates: 12g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 26g
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