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Sunday, January 30, 2011

{Faux Lasagna}

I'll admit it. I don't like pasta. Correction.. I don't like noodles. 

Mr. LOVES pasta, because he loves noodles. 

Being the good wife that I am. I will make dinner that has noodles sometimes..

But not tonight. 

{Faux Lasagna} 


  • 3 zucchinis
  • 2 C. vegetable broth
  • 1/4 C. minced onion
  • 2 C. red quinoa 
  • 1/2 C. Tomato Sauce
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 C. Basil
  • 1/4 C. Parsley
  • 1/2 C. Fat Free Cream Cheese.
  • 1 half avocado
  • 1/2 jar of Marinara Sauce
Slice your Zucchinis into thick strips

layer in a bowl with paper towels. sprinkle each layer with a little salt

And set aside while you prepare the quinoa

Pour the vegetable broth, red quinoa, and tomato sauce into a medium size sauce pan. 

Bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and cover with a lid and let simmer for about 20 minutes until quinoa absorbs most of the moisture. 

Then add the cream cheese and basil and parsley

Mix together until it is thick and creamy..

In a 8x8 glass pan, pour some marinara sauce in the bottom and layer with 
  • zucchini, 
  • quinoa mix, then 
  • cheese. 
Repeat 2 times.


Bake in oven for 30 minutes

Allow to Cool for 15- 20  minutes before serving
slice avocado on top for good measure ;)

Sorry babe, Were having faux Lasagna tonight.. But I bet you couldn't taste a difference. 


  1. Interesting...was it good? have to give it a try.. :)

  2. Wow...looks like it turned out great-hope you liked it!