Think you can’t enjoy lasagna on your ketogenic diet? Think again! With this recipe you can enjoy your favourite Italian dish without raising your blood sugars or getting knocked out of ketosis.

This is one of my family’s favourites because it’s just full of flavours and tastes pretty similar to the real deal.

In this recipe I replaced the lasagna noodles with fat dough. If you’re not a fan of fat dough or you are not in the mood to prepare the dough, you can also use zucchini noodles. I’ve tried the zucchini noodles, but I felt like it made the lasagna a little soggy. So using fat dough makes the lasagna a bit more firm, and in my opinion delicious.

Tips for making this recipe

First you’ll start by making the fat dough with the use of only 4 ingredients: shredded mozzarella cheese, one egg, almond flour and baking powder. Depending on the mozzarella cheese you are using, the kneading process will take some more or less time. I personally always go for a mozzarella cheese that has no starch in it, like potato or corn starch because starches can raise your blood sugar. If you choose one without a starch and start kneading you will notice that everything doesn’t bind together easily. It’s important to keep kneading. It will bind after about 5 minutes, this is a great way to get an arm workout in and it totally pays off.

Once you have a firm dough, you’ll need to roll it out on a parchment paper with a rolling pin. If the dough starts too stick too much to the rolling pin, you can lay another parchment paper on top of the dough and use the rolling pin on top of the parchment paper until you have a flat rectangular dough.

KETO LASAGNA

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, European, Italian
Keyword: glutenfree, keto
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 756kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Spatula
  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking tray
  • Baking dish
  • Pot
  • Pizza Cutter

Ingredients

For the lasagna noodles

  • 2 cups Mozzarella grated
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Almond flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder

For the bolognese meat sauce

  • 1 tbsp Ghee or other cooking fat
  • 1 Small onion cut in pieces
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 35 oz Ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cup Pasata
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Paprika powder to taste
  • Fresh basil to taste

To assemble the lasagna

  • 4.25 oz Cream cheese
  • 2 cups Mozzarella grated

Instructions

For the lasagna noodles

  • In a large glass bowl, add 2 cups of the grated mozzarella.
  • Melt in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes.
  • When the mozzarella cheese is melted, add the egg and mix with a spatula.
  • Preheat the oven at 375 F.
  • Add the almond flour and the baking powder to the mozzarella and egg mixture and start kneading with your hands until you have a firm dough. This could take a few minutes.
  • When you have a firm dough, lay out a parchment paper on a flat surface and roll out the dough into a large rectangle with the help of a rolling pin.
  • Place the dough with the parchment paper on a baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

For the bolognese meat sauce

  • While the lasagna noodle dough is baking, prepare the bolognese meat sauce.
  • In a large pot, melt the ghee (or other cooking fat) at medium high heat.
  • When the ghee is melted, add the onion and garlic. Stir until they start to glaze.
  • Add the ground beef and mix with a wooden spoon to break up the meat.
  • Lower the heat and add the pasata, salt, pepper, paprika powder and fresh basil. Mix and let simmer.

Assemble the lasagna

  • When the lasagna dough is done. Take the tray out of the oven and cut the dough into 3 lasagna noodles, using a pizza cutter.
  • Preheat the oven at 400 F.
  • Take the baking dish and start assembling the lasagna. Start with a layer of the bolognese meat sauce, add some grated mozzarella and place a lasagna noodle on top.
  • With a knife, spread some cream cheese on top of the lasagna noodle and cover with the bolognese meat sauce.
  • Repeat this process until you have about 3 layers. Top the lasagna off with the rest of the grated mozzarella.
  • Bake the lasagna in the preheated for about 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 756kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.8g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Vitamin A: 5.8IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 27.5mg

1 serving (1/6 of the complete lasagna) has a total of 10.7 grams of net carbs.

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