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Keto Lasagna

If you’re like me casseroles for family dinner are a staple. A traditional lasagna casserole was always great to feed a crowd and have as leftovers.

But what about those carb filled noodles?

White table setting with white casserole dish and white plate. Red tomatoes

Regular lasagna noodles used in a traditional lasagna could make one serving of lasagna 30-40g carbs. We wanted to have our lasagna without all the carbs.

Hearty Keto Family Meal

Not everyone in our house is low carb, but they should be. However, I have to realize that everyone is on their own journey. Piper has her own view on Life with a Keto Mom.

That’s why this keto lasagna is so perfect…your family will not even know you did not use carb noodles. This recipe is inspired by Maria Emmerich’s Protein Noodle Lasagna, although this recipe is slightly different.

Low Carb Noodle Sub

Have you tried zucchini noodles to reduce carbs? Ya…me too. Zucchini noodles taste good and are a good substitute, but I usually end up with lasagna soup.

Another substitute my keto peeps use is fathead dough. Yes, Fathead Dough can taste great and reduce carbs…but come on! Fathead dough is labor intensive for this lasagna purpose.

This is where I tell you my new favorite noodle substitute for Keto Lasagna…

Turkey deli slices.

Yep, you heard me. I use sliced plain deli turkey as noodles in this recipe to greatly reduce the carbs. Boars Head brand is probably the cleanest deli turkey available, but I also used Hillshire Farms.

Use whatever turkey or chicken sliced deli meat you like, but CHECK THE CARBS. Avoid honey or maple glaze as that adds carbs.

Is Marinara Keto?

Tomatoes are naturally slightly higher in carbs. And of course they are because they are naturally sweet.

Most commercially bottles marinara sauces have added sugar and fillers. You need to read labels and ingredient lists. Of course the best marinara would be a homemade. However, that is not always practical.

I use Rao’s brand marinara sauce. It tastes the best and has relatively low carb count. The marinara sauce used in this Keto Lasagna is also kept to a minimum without missing the traditional Italian flavors.

Keto Lasagna Assembly

The assembly of this Keto Lasagna is very similar to traditional lasagna. I like to layer like this…

  • meat sauce first
  • then deli slice layer
  • top deli slices with ricotta mixture
  • sprinkle with half the cheese
  • repeat

Storage

Keto Lasagna is 8 hearty servings to feed a whole family. However, if you are cooking just for yourself this meal is great for batch cooking and leftovers.

Store extras in individual servings in the freezer for up to a month. Simply thaw to room temp and then pop in the microwave to reheat.

Keto Skillet Lasagna

If you want to take it a step easier you can try my Keto Skillet Lasagna.

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Keto Lasagna

Classic Italian flavors are delish in this Keto Lasagna. Using deli slices as noodles cuts the carbs in this Keto Lasagna way way way down.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Dinner, main dish
Servings: 8
Calories: 551kcal
Author: The Kellie Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 1/2 cup low carb marinara sauce Rao's Brand
  • 12 oz ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lb deli turkey, thin sliced Boar's Head Oven Gold
  • 2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350*
  • In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat and start to soften the onion. Add the ground beef to the skillet and continue to stir. Cook until the ground beef is cooked through.
  • Stir in the marinara sauce and turn off heat.
  • While beef is browning, mix together the eggs, ricotta, garlic and salt in a small side bowl.

Assemble Lasagna

  • Spoon half of the meat mixture into the bottom of a large 9×12 heavy casserole dish. Place a layer of deli meat slice over the meat sauce. Spoon half of the ricotta mixture over the deli slices.
  • Using the back of your spoon spread the ricotta mixture to smooth over the deli slices. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese evenly over the ricotta layer.
  • Repeat the process by adding the second half of the meat mixture over the mozzarella layer. Then the second layer of deli meat over the meat mixture. Spread the second half of the ricotta over the deli meat. Sprinkle with second half of mozzarella over the ricotta and then sprinkle with the parmesan.
  • Bake your Keto Lasagna for 30 minutes at 350*. When finished turn your oven to broil and brown the top of your lasagna for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from over and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Slice or scoop into 8 hearty servings.

Notes

**The nutrition calculation is based on specific brands of marinara sauce and deli turkey.  Please check the label of the brand you are using to insure no sugar or carbs are added in processing.

Nutrition

Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 1356mg | Potassium: 639mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 487IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 3mg
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