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Easy Keto Lasagna In a Skillet

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This delicious keto lasagna recipe is easy to make and your family will happily devour it. It’s a gluten-free and low-carb dish that is ready in under an hour. It has 15 fewer grams of carbs compared to traditional lasagnas made with noodles.

Keto lasagna without noodles in a skillet.

This delicious recipe comes from Keto Comfort Foods: 100 Keto-Friendly Recipes For Your Comfort-Food Favorites by Sam Dillard of HeyKetoMama.com. If you are looking at keeping your carb counts low and still want to enjoy Italian dishes, then this keto lasagna recipe is for you.

What Is In Keto Lasagna?

The dish is made without any complicated ingredients and you should be able to find all of them at your local grocery store. Keto Lasagna is made with ground beef, Italian sausage, an onion, spices and herbs, cheese, and marinara sauce and cooked in a skillet. 

This dish would be excellent served with a side salad to provide some veggies and still keep the sugar (think carbohydrates) content low.

Ingredients

For this low calories lasagna recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef – I recommend grass-fed beef
  • ½ pound Italian ground sausage
  • ¼ cup chopped peeled white onion
  • 1 ½ cups low-carb marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano divided
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder divided
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • ⅔ cup Parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

How To Make Keto Lasagna

To make this low-carb lasagna recipe, you start by preheating your oven to 400°F.

In a 12” cast-iron skillet (make sure it is oven-safe) over medium heat, brown ground beef and sausage until no pink remains, about 15 minutes. Drain the excess fat and return the skillet to the heat.

Add onion to the pan and sauté with meat until onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add marinara sauce, ½ teaspoon oregano, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

To make the ricotta mixture, combine ricotta, ½ cup mozzarella, ⅓ cup Parmesan, and the remaining oregano and garlic powder in a medium bowl.

Turn off the heat and spread the ground meat mixture around the pan to form an even layer. Place spoonfuls of the cheese mixture on top of the meat mixture, pushing them down with the spoon to the bottom of the pan.

Sprinkle the top of the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes until bubbling and the top begins to turn golden. Garnish with parsley. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  • If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, you can use an oven-safe casserole dish.
  • Season with salt & pepper, if desired. To add a touch of heat, add ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes.
  • If you can’t find ricotta cheese, use cottage cheese.
skillet lasagna

Skillet Lasagna

This baked lasagna ditches the noodles to bring the savory Italian flavors of the dish to the forefront.  The two types of meat add bulk to the meal, so it’s just as filling as its “carby” counterpart.  The cheese mixture adds that classic lasagna taste to this dish, but if you don’t like ricotta, simply swap it out with full-fat cottage cheese to keep that creamy taste.  To add a big crunch, feel free to top with crushed cheese crisps or crushed pork rinds.
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 327kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • ½ pound Italian ground sausage
  • ¼ cup chopped peeled white onion
  • 1 ½ cups low-carb marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano divided
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder divided
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • cup Parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a 12” cast-iron skillet (or other oven-safe equivalent) over medium heat, brown ground beef and sausage over medium heat until no pink remains, about 15 minutes.  Drain the excess fat and return to heat.
  • Add onion to the pan and sauté with meat until onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes.  Add marinara sauce, ½ teaspoon oregano, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, mix ricotta, ½ cup mozzarella, 1/3 cup Parmesan, and the remaining oregano and garlic powder until combined.
  • Turn off the heat and spread the meat around the pan to form an even layer.  Place spoonfuls of the cheese mixture on top of the meat mixture, pushing them down with the spoon to the bottom of the pan.
  • Sprinkle the top of the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.  Bake for 20 minutes until bubbling and the top begins to turn golden.  Garnish with parsley.  Serve warm.

Notes

Excerpted from Keto Comfort Foods: 100 Keto-Friendly Recipes For Your Comfort-Food Favorites by Faith Gorsky and Sam Dillard. Copyright © 2019 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 939mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g
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Keto Comfort Foods Cookbook

Keto Comfort Foods cookbook.

Keto Comfort Foods is a beautiful, full-color cookbook devoted to keto-friendly recipes. Sam begins the book by explaining what a keto diet is and then tells readers how to stay in ketosis. She shares low-carb swaps and helpful tips for starting a keto diet.

Inside the Book

The recipes are divided into seven chapters (listed below). I am listing a few of the delicious recipes in each chapter to give you a “taste” of what you will find in the book.

  • Keto Casseroles:  Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole, Breakfast Casserole, Layered Taco Casserole
  • Keto Soups, Stews, and Chilis:  Cincinnati-Style Chili, Cajun Jambalaya, Chicken and Dumpling Soup
  • Keto Pizzas: Crustless Supreme Pizza, Chicken Crust Taco Pizza, Philly Cheesesteak Pizza
  • Keto “Rice” and “Pastas”: Cheeseburger Helper, Pasta Primavera, Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles
  • Keto Classic Comfort Dishes:  Biscuits and Gravy, Stroganoff, Country Fried Steak
  • Keto Comfort Foods:  Mashed Cauliflower and Gravy, Sausage “Corn” Bread Stuffing, Cheddar Bacon Biscuits
  • Keto Baked Goods and Sweets:  Easy Fudge, Banana Bread, Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake

Isn’t it amazing that you can enjoy those comfort foods and still stay on your low-carb and keto diet?

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