Keto-friendly lasagna offers a savory and comforting dish tailored to fit within the constraints of a low-carb ketogenic diet. This recipe provides a delicious alternative for enjoying lasagna while staying in ketosis.


For the Meat Sauce:

  • 1 pound (450g) ground beef or turkey
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces/800g) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking

For the Layers:

  • Zucchini or eggplant (sliced lengthwise)
  • 15 ounces (425g) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (200g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (50g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


Preparing the Meat Sauce:

  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic, sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add the ground beef or turkey, cook until browned.
  3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

Assembling the Lasagna:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish.
  2. Create the first layer using sliced zucchini or eggplant.
  3. Spread a layer of meat sauce over the zucchini or eggplant slices.
  4. Add dollops of ricotta cheese, sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Repeat the layers, ensuring the top layer is cheese.
  6. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes until the cheese is golden.
  7. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Garnish with fresh basil if desired.

Keto Benefits and Savory Indulgence:

  1. Low-Carb Alternative: Replacing pasta with zucchini or eggplant slices keeps this lasagna recipe keto-friendly.
  2. High-Fat Ingredients: Ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese provide healthy fats while being low in carbs.

This Keto-friendly lasagna recipe promises a flavorful and comforting experience without compromising on ketosis.

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