Keto Zucchini Lasagna
This Keto Zucchini Lasagna recipe is the perfect way to enjoy that lasagna taste without the noodles, which add too many carbs for those of us following a keto lifestyle! It is simple to make as well as delicious and healthy!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 small onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jar low carb spaghetti sauce ( I use either Rao’s or Mezzetta’s)
- 1 cup Ricotta Cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 3 cups Mozzarella Cheese
- 2 cups zucchini, diced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
Preheat oven to 350.
Brown ground beef with chopped onion and minced garlic.
Add ground beef back to the skillet and dump in the jar of spaghetti sauce. Simmer on low/medium heat covered for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl combine ricotta cheese, egg, and parmesan cheese.
Grease a 9X13 casserole dish.
Before sauteing the zucchini, salt it just a bit and let it sit for approx 10 minutes to prevent the lasagna from being watery. In a small skillet, melt butter and saute zucchini for 3-5 minutes. Remove from skillet when it is still crisp and sit on paper towels so that some of the moisture drains out.
Cover the bottom of the casserole dish with 1/2 of the spaghetti sauce.
Layer the sauteed zucchini next,
Spoon the ricotta cheese mixture in dollops on top of the zucchini. (see the picture in the post above) then use the back of a spoon to spread it out.
Layer 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese.
Repeat the spaghetti sauce then end with mozzarella cheese.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning on top.
Bake covered with aluminum foil for 20 minutes, then remove foil and bake for another 20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
What low carb marinara sauce should I use?
If you aren’t familiar with what low carb marinara sauce to use, I’ve listed several below for your convenience. I have found all of these sauces at my local grocery store.
Low Carb Marinara Sauce Options:
- Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce – 4g net carbs per ½ cup
- Rao’s Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
- Lucini Italia Organic Tuscan Marinara Sauce – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
- Lucini Italia Organic Rustic Tomato Basil – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
- Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade Sauce Marinara – 6g net carbs per ½ cup
Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 238mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 1.4mg