Low Carb Keto Lasagna

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For an easy keto dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy, try this keto lasagna. There is no need to lay down layers of sliced zucchini or shredded cabbage, this low carb lasagna recipe uses sliced deli chicken meat for the “noodle” part.

Keto Lasagna Ingredients

  • ¾ pound of sliced chicken or turkey (from the deli counter)
  • 1 pound of ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 12 oz of Rao’s Marinara Sauce or low sugar tomato sauce
  • 10 tablespoons of Whole Milk Ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Low Carb Keto Lasagna Directions

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Easy Low Carb Lasagna

keto lasagna on a plate
Using deli chicken meat as the replacement for noodles in lasagna produces a similar appearance and palatability to lasagna noodles. In fact, your family probably won’t be able to tell that this is a noodleless lasagna recipe because it’s that delicious! You definitely won’t be missing any noodles in this flavorful Italian keto recipe.

This is a go-to dinner recipe for our family. It’s easy to make (only takes about 30 minutes to prepare and cook) and the whole family loves it. It’s one of the most popular recipes on my website and Youtube channel. This meat sauce is a full red sauce coated ground beef and or Italian sausage and layers of creamy cheeses.

Serve with a side salad or some keto breadsticks and you have yourself a full Italian feast.

If you only have a few minutes to prepare dinner and don’t want to dirty up a bunch of dishes, try my keto skillet lasagna. This lasagna is a one pot recipe with all the delicious Italian flavors but not all the fuss.

Keto Lasagna Noodles

When it comes to keto lasagna, there a many different foods you can use to substitute for real lasagna noodles. Some people use zucchini or cabbage. I’ve even seen people use fathead dough rolled out super thin, baked and then used as a keto lasagna noodle.

Newer to the keto market are Palmini Lasagna Noodles. These noodles are made out of hearts of palm. You can use one can to make your keto lasagna. Each can has 6 grams of net carbs.

In this recipe, I use thinly sliced deli meat as a noodle. You can use chicken or turkey – just make sure it’s not sweetened with honey. Try to find an all-natural deli meat too. I got the idea for these protein noodles from my favorite keto chef Maria Emmerich. You can find her recipe for Protein Noodle Lasagna here.

Is Keto Lasagna A Freezer Friendly Meal?

frozen keto lasagna in a glass baking dish
Yes! This keto lasagna recipe is a make-ahead, freezer-friendly keto meal. I usually double the recipe and freeze one.

Prepare the lasagna ahead of time – cooking the ground beef and forming the layers of your lasagna. Layer down the sauce, keto lasagna noodles, red sauce beef mixture and cheese in a large baking dish. Wrap with plastic wrap and foil. Store low carb lasagna in the freezer for 3 to 6 months.

If you choose to freeze your keto lasagna after assembly, let the casserole cool to room temperature, then wrap the dish in plastic wrap. Cover tightly with foil and/or seal with a lid if using a freezer-friendly dish.

Rao’s Marinara Sauce

Using a combination of Italian tomatoes, olive oil, onions, and a proprietary blend of Italian seasoning, this marinara sauce is my favorite. It is a red sauce recipe that has been passed down for generations. Each ½ cup serving has 3 g net carbs.
jar of raos marinara sauce

Thrive Market Organic Marinara

This marinara pasta sauce is sourced from low-acidic San Marzano tomatoes which are grown in volcanic Italian soil. Each ½ cup serving has 5 g net carbs.

Fody Marinara Sauce

This pasta sauce is great if you are following a low FODMAP diet. It contains no gluten, garlic or onion so it won’t upset a sensitive stomach. Plus there are 3 g net carbs per ½ cup of marinara sauce.

Mezzetta Marinara

Sourced from Italian and California plum tomatoes. This sauce can be found at most Walmarts. This marinara sauce has 4 g net carbs per ½ cup serving.

Make Your Own Pasta Sauce

If you are a DIYer or on a budget, you may consider making your own keto marinara sauce. You can make up a bunch of sauce on meal prep day and freeze it for later use. I store mine in freezer safe tubs, bags or mason jars. If you freeze the sauce in mason jars, make sure you leave space in the top of the jar to allow for expansion or else your jar will crack in the freezer.
homemade keto marinara sauce in a jar

Keto Lasagna Variations To Try

Cream Cheese

For a creamer variation of keto lasagna, replace the ricotta cheese with cream cheese.

Puree Mushrooms & Bell Pepper

Got picky eaters or small kids that hate to eat veggies? Sneak in those veggies by pureeing some mushrooms or sauteed bell pepper into a blender, then add it to the sauce.

Add More Spices

Try adding seasonings like anise, red pepper flakes, basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, parsley, or garlic powder to kick of the flavor of your keto lasagna. Even anchovy paste can enhance the flavor of your red sauce.

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14 Comments

  1. what size baking dish does this require. i used 9/13 and didn’t have enough meat for more than one layer

  2. I just saw this recipe on Keto Rewind and Jess was kind enough to include the link! Awesome recipe, cant wait to make this!

  3. Just getting started , I’m excited to try your recipes . Thank you for sharing your time and talents . I enjoy watching and learning these new skills .

  4. Is the 8×10 dish of keto lasagne intended for 4 servings or for 8 servings?
    I’m just getting started on a keto weight loss program and am trying to figure out keto portion sizes!

    Thanks for any help on this!!!

  5. Aloha… I’m a carnivore Keto eater but I I must say, dis looks great ! I’m gonna try it tonight for my family ( which I will have to tripple it lol ) and see wat my family tinks. I wanna get my family into keto too. Mahalo for ur recipes..
    Do u have a “cloud bread” recipe too ?

    1. I don’t have a recipe for cloud bread yet. I was thinking of doing one but haven’t had the time yet! I do have a roll recipe on my website that would be good with this lasagna.

  6. WoW!! This is delicious!!!! I saw your recipe demo, found the specific brand of sauce and other ingredients at my local grocery store and gave it a try tonight. I accidentally threw the whole jar of sauce instead of half in with the beef but the end result was just fine anyway, saucy and delicious. Didn’t miss noodles one bit! Definitely a keeper recipe. 🙂

  7. This was delicious….didn’t miss the pasta at all and had all the same flavors of regular lasagna.

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