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Follow The Nurse Nutritionist


  • 2 cups zucchini or yellow squash shredded/unpeeled
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 14 oz cottage cheese divided
  • 8 oz ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can tomato sauce 8 oz
  • medium sweet red or green pepper chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. Place zucchini in colander, sprinkle with salt. Let stand 10 minutes and then squeeze out moisture
  3. Combine zucchini with egg, Nutritional Yeast and half of cottage cheese
  4. Press mixture into baking dish coated with non-stick spray
  5. Bake 20 minutes
  6. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, season beef with salt and pepper and cook beef and onion over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  7. Add tomato sauce; spoon over cooked zucchini mixture
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cottage cheese; add red pepper to top
  9. Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes longer

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