A Heavenly Low-Carb Delight: Keto Lasagna Recipe

Oct 17, 2023 | Main Courses

Keto Lasagna Recipe: A Low-Carb Delight

Keto Lasagna Recipe: A Low-Carb Delight


Lasagna, oh how it brings back memories of family gatherings and Sunday dinners! The layers of rich tomato sauce, cheese, and pasta create a symphony of flavors that make your taste buds dance with delight. However, for those following a ketogenic lifestyle, traditional lasagna is often off-limits due to its high-carb nature. But fear not, my dear readers, for I bring you a delicious keto lasagna recipe that will satisfy your craving for this classic Italian dish while keeping you in ketosis.

The Origin of Lasagna:

Before we dive into the recipe, let me share a little history about this beloved dish. Lasagna, or “lasagne” in Italian, has its roots traced back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. This layered pasta dish was originally made with ingredients such as meat, cheese, and herbs, combined between layers of thin pasta sheets. Over the centuries, lasagna evolved, and different regions in Italy developed their unique variations.


For the Meat Sauce:
– 1 pound ground beef
– 1 cup diced onion
– 4 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 cup crushed tomatoes
– 1 tablespoon tomato paste
– 1 teaspoon dried basil
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– Salt and pepper to taste

For the Cheese Filling:
– 2 cups ricotta cheese
– 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
– 1 egg, beaten
– Salt and pepper to taste

For the Layers:
– 3 medium zucchinis, sliced lengthwise into thin strips
– 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– Fresh basil leaves for garnish


1. Preparing the Meat Sauce:
– Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the ground beef. Cook until browned, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks.
– Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the skillet, and cook until the onions are translucent.
– Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

2. Preparing the Cheese Filling:
– In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh basil, chopped fresh parsley, beaten egg, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.

3. Assembling the Lasagna:
– Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
– Spread a thin layer of the meat sauce on the bottom of a baking dish.
– Arrange a layer of zucchini slices on top of the sauce, slightly overlapping them.
– Spoon about half of the cheese filling over the zucchini layer and spread it evenly.
– Repeat the process with another layer of meat sauce, zucchini, and the remaining cheese filling.
– Top the lasagna with shredded mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese.

4. Baking the Lasagna:
– Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
– Remove the foil and continue baking for another 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
– Let the lasagna rest for about 10 minutes before serving.
– Garnish with fresh basil leaves for an added touch of freshness.

Variations and Tips:

– If you prefer, you can substitute the ground beef with ground turkey, chicken, or even a meatless alternative like mushrooms or lentils for a vegetarian lasagna.
– Feel free to add other low-carb vegetables like spinach or bell peppers to the meat sauce for added nutrition and flavor.
– You can make a larger batch of this keto lasagna and freeze individual portions for easy meal prep. Just be sure to wrap them tightly before freezing and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Nutritional Facts:

Per Serving Amount
Calories 420
Total Fat 25g
Net Carbohydrates 6g
Protein 38g

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