During the summer, my garden is overflowing with zucchinis and summer squashes, which are the perfect excuse to create this recipe.
I love traditional lasagna, but during the summer I find it a little too rich and heavy, so this version with Cacique® Queso Fresco and Cacique® Crema Mexicana is a welcomed change.
It is also very quick to put together, allowing more time to enjoy outdoors.
I made my own Bolognese with garden tomatoes and ground beef, but you can use store bought or any other homemade version you like. During the summer, I sometimes use half pork half turkey and always plenty of fresh basil.
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HOW TO MAKE IT
- Pre-heat the oven to 375F. Pre-heat a griddle pan. Slice the zucchini on long strips, ¼” thick. Grill for 4 minutes on each side on the griddle.
- Mix the Bolognese sauce with the Cacique® Crema Mexicana. On a baking dish, layer some sauce, strips of zucchini, more sauce, crumbled Queso Fresco. Keep layering, on the same order, until you have used all the ingredients. Finish with crumbled Cacique® Queso Fresco.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until bubbly and brown on top. Let it rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot.