Last night's dinner was a vegetarian morph of two past Eggface recipes. My Grilled Veggie Lasagna and Zucchini Roll-ups (Pastaless Manicotti) I was planning on making the lasagna but forgot to take out the meat and I was too lazy to do the roll-ups so here you go...

Shelly's Grilled Veggie Lasagna (the vegetarian or lazytarian version)

6-8 small Zucchini (or Summer Squash), sliced lengthwise and grilled
1 cup Marinara Sauce (I used jarred Rao's)
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup Whipped Cream Cheese
1 Egg, beaten
1 teaspoon Parsley, Chopped
3 leaves Fresh Basil, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Pizza Seasoning (a garlic & red pepper blend)
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
2 Slices (about 1/8 lb.) Mozzarella, sliced
Olive Oil (for grilling)

Slice the zucchini (or squash) lengthwise, brush with olive oil and grill on the BBQ. Set aside.

Mix ricotta, cream cheese, egg, and seasonings together. Set aside.

Spoon 1/2 of the sauce into a Pyrex dish. Layer 1/2 or the zucchini. Spoon 1/2 Ricotta mixture on top. Sprinkle 1/2 Parmesan. Repeat. Top with more Parmesan and 2 slices of Mozzarella. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Highlights of the day:

* Ate this again today. I heart leftovers.

* Took a nice long walk despite the hideous heat. I always feel accomplished and better after I exercise... it's just getting going that is the hard part.

* I've got a batch of Lemon Meringue Pie one of my favorite Protein Ice Cream flavors in the freezer waiting for me to have dessert.

Listening to: "Get Down Tonight" KC and the Sunshine Band (huge KC fan... my dirty little secret)


vrenslow said...

I've been lazy for awhile now. The last two times I made lasagna...I made it with your manicotti recipe but didn't roll them up. I even took it to work today and everyone loved it! You are quite an inspiration.

Aims said...


I made your Chicken, Tomato and Zucchini casserole last night and it was delicious (this one is from your 6 month post-op recipe archive).

I loved it, it was easy to eat thanks to the shredded chicken and the tomato, parmesean and zucchini were sooo yummy.

Thanks for always having such great ideas!


Anjanette said...


The last couple of days I have been at a loss about eating...not sure what to eat!! So, checked your website and made the cauliflower/leek casserole and zucchini pancakes. Both absolutely delish and DH asked if we could have it again. Actually, he asked if I would add chicken to the cauliflower casserole!! So, many, many thanks for wonderfully inventive, creative and delicious dishes!! All else I can say, is keep'em coming!! Anjanette

Anonymous said...

OMG! This is wonderful, will definately make it again