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Gluten-Free Zucchini Parmesan Recipe

Gluten-Free Zucchini Parmesan RecipeSkinnyKitchen.com is the delicious recipe website of Nancy Fox. Nancy shares simple and delicious Weight Watchers recipes there like this gluten-free zucchini parmesan recipe. 

If you love eggplant parmesan, you’ll surely love this! It’s easy-to-prep and absolutely delicious. Using zucchini creates a much more delicate flavor than eggplant.

Each main course serving has 239 calories, 5 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Once baked, this casserole freezes great. I hope you thoroughly enjoy it!Weight Watchers friendly gluten-free, zucchhini parmesan recipe.

Easy Zucchini Parmesan Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

1 pound (about 2 large ) zucchini, sliced lengthwise

An egg + 1 egg white beaten together

1 cup regular bread crumbs, plain

A teaspoon garlic powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

Olive oil cooking spray

One  (28 oz) jar pasta sauce, I used Classico Tomato Basil

1 (15 oz) container fat-free ricotta cheese

¾ cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil and coat with olive oil or canola oil cooking spray.

2. Slice zucchini lengthwise in slices a little more than ¼ inch thick.

On a plate, toss together, bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Add egg and egg white to shallow dish. Mix together.

Dip the zucchini slices in the eggs and then in bread crumbs.

Place the breaded slices on the baking sheet.

Coat the top of the zucchini with olive oil spray.

Bake in oven 15 minutes on each side or just until the bread crumbs are lightly browned.

3. Coat a 9-inch, square baking pan with cooking spray.

In pan, place one layer of zucchini on bottom of dish. Add ½ of ricotta cheese on top of all zucchini slices.

Spoon ½ of tomato sauce on top of entire layer.

Repeat layering process once more.

Sprinkle top of casserole with mozzarella cheese.

4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top and bake for 5 more minutes.

5. Remove from oven and let set. Once set, cut into 6 slices.

Makes 6 servings. Each serving, 1 slice.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints 7
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 slice
239 calories, 5g fat, 2g sat. fat, 60mg chol, 19g prot, 31g carbs, 3g fiber, 757mg sodium, 13g sugar

FACTS: for SmartPoints
220 calories, 2g sat. fat, 11g sugar, 18g protein

Pair with the Skinny Kitchen Salad on a Stick.

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called <a href="http://www.skinnykitchen.com">Skinny Kitchen</a>. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

Ivey

Monday 27th of March 2017

That looks nice! And is a gluten free! It's perfect for my daughter! I will make it for her today.

Nancy Fox

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

Thanks for sharing my recipe. Enjoy! My very best, Nancy

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