2 Medium-Sized Zucchinis (go for the straightest ones you can find)
1 lb. Ground Chicken
1 7-oz. Jar Julienne Cut Sun Dried Tomatoes in Oil, drained
1 tsp, Kosher Salt, plus more to taste
1 cup Fresh Pesto Sauce
~6 oz. Cottage Cheese
~6 oz. Fresh Mozzarella, sliced
~6 oz. Block Feta Cheese, crumbled
Fresh Basil Leaves and Toasted Pine Nuts, for garnish
Begin by slicing two medium-sized zucchinis into thin strips with a Y-peeler. Lay the slices flat on a sheet of paper towel and top with another paper towel. Continue layering the zucchini slices and paper towels until all the zucchini slices are between paper towels. Let this sit while you prep the rest of the lasagna ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400º F.
Make the pesto, click here for a recipe. Or you can use store-bought fresh pesto.
In a nonstick skillet, brown one pound of ground chicken or turkey, breaking it up as it cooks. Season with about 1 teaspoons of kosher salt. Once cooked through, add the drained sun dried tomatoes. Stir to combine and pull from the heat. Transfer the cooked chicken and sun dried tomatoes to a medium sized bowl. Add the 1 cup of pesto to the chicken mixture and stir well to fully incorporate. Taste the mixture for seasoning and add more kosher salt if needed.
In an 8×8 or 9×9-inch casserole dish, spread a thin layer of the chicken pesto sauce. Then lay a layer of zucchini strips and follow that layer with a second layer of zucchini strips in the opposite direction.
Top that zucchini layer with another layer of the chicken pesto sauce. Then dollop spoonfuls of cottage cheese onto the chicken and pesto.
Repeat the layering of criss-crossed zucchini layers. Add another layer of the chicken pesto sauce and top that layer with the slices of fresh mozzarella.
Do one more layer of criss-crossed zucchini slices and top that last layer with crumbled block feta cheese.
Place the casserole dish on a sheet tray and slide it into the preheated oven. Bake the Zucchini Pesto Lasagna, uncovered for 30 minutes. Pull from the oven and let sit for 15-20 minutes before slicing.
Top the baked lasagna with fresh basil leaves and toasted pine nuts. Slice and serve!