Carb Smart Beef and Zucchini Skillet
with Spinach and Mozzarella
This beef and zucchini skillet is a fresh take on a classic lasagne! Tonight, vegetables are replacing noodles. You'll layer up zucchini with saucy beef ragu and melty cheese for a light weeknight meal.
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Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
(Contains Barley, Milk, Wheat, Rye, Sesame, Soy, Oats)
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Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce. Cut zucchini into 1/4-inch rounds. Add zucchini, half the Italian Seasoning, half the garlic salt and 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to an unlined baking sheet. Season with pepper, then toss to coat. Roast in the middle of the oven until tender-crisp, 12-14 min. Transfer roasted zucchini to a paper towel-lined plate.
Meanwhile, heat a medium oven-proof pan over medium-high heat (use a large oven-proof pan for 4 ppl). When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then beef. Cook, breaking up beef into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 4-5 min.** Carefully drain and discard excess fat. Add remaining Italian Seasoning. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 1 min.
Meanwhile, roughly chop spinach. Pick basil leaves from stems. Keep leaves and stems separate.
Reduce heat to medium, then add crushed tomatoes, basil stems and remaining garlic salt to the pan with beef. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens slightly, 6-8 min. Add spinach. Stir until wilted, 1-2 min. Season with pepper, to taste. Remove the pan from heat, then transfer sauce to a large bowl.
Pat roasted zucchini slices dry with paper towels. Spread a third of the sauce across the bottom of the same oven-proof pan. (NOTE: If you don't have an oven-proof pan, assemble in an 8x8-inch baking dish [9x13 for 4 ppl].) Sprinkle a third of the cheese over sauce, then top with half the zucchini and half the breadcrumbs. Repeat layers, ending with cheese. Bake in the middle of the oven until cheese melts and skillet is warmed through, 6-8 min.
Let beef and zucchini skillet stand for at least 5 min before serving. Divide skillet between plates. Tear basil leaves over top.