1 large onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 24-ounce jar tomato sauce
1 pound extra lean ground turkey or chicken
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
1 tsp whole wheat flour
1/2 cup skim mozzarella, shredded, divided
3 medium zucchini sliced into nine 1/4-inch-thick strips lengthwise
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large nonstick frying pan, saute ground turkey with onion until meat is browned and onion is tender. Add tomato sauce and cook on medium-low together for 10 minutes or until flavors are blended. Add minced garlic, season with salt and pepper to taste, and remove from heat.
In a small bowl slightly beat egg. Stir in cottage cheese, flour, and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Layer 3 zucchini strips on bottom of a greased quart size (approximately 6 inches by 9 inches) roasting pan. Spoon 1/2 of meat mixture over zucchini and spread evenly; spoon 1/2 of cheese mixture over meat and spread evenly. Add another layer of zucchini, meat, and cheese. Top with remaining three zucchini strips, and bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Sprinkle reserved 1/4 cup mozzarella over top and bake for 10 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.