Easy, cheesy lasagna and a keto diet don’t seem like they should be in the same sentence, right?
That changes now.
This crazy-yummy recipe is a crowd-pleaser and Keto diet pleaser too!
Why make a keto-friendly version of lasagna?
Because life should always have lasagna.
Layers of cheese and perfectly seasoned tomato sauce all wrapped up in noodles should never be cast away for ever.
Instead, change things up so you can still enjoy those flavors you’ve loved all your life — without sacrificing your low-carb diet!
Zuchhini is the perfect choice to keep all the lasagna ingredients together without causing your insulin to spike.
And the sauce?
That’s a low carb win too.
Your typical spaghetti sauces are packed with sugar.
In fact, my grandpa’s “Secret sauce” even had pancake syrup in it! (And boy was it goooood!)
Even though I love his spaghetti sauce, I know I might as well be eating brownies and cake when I add a serving of spaghetti or traditional lasagna ot my plate.
And that won’t work on a keto diet — ha!
Changing up the sauce and tossing out the pasta helps lasagna lovers still get their comfort food fix in.
Simple changes make a big difference!
Using zucchini in recipes instead of pasta is a tad bit tricky.
Don’t stress…it’s not that complicated!
Make sure that you bake your zucchini separately before using it to layer your lasagna.
And since we’re talking about zucchini and low carb recipes, I think you’d love our Enchilada Zucchini boats too! So good!
This helps dry out the zucchini so it doesn’t transform into a mushy mess inside your layers of cheese, sauce and meat.
Nobody likes mushy noodles, even if they are mushy zucchini noodles! ;0)
If you want to take it a step further, try to press out the zucchini with paper towels before you bake them to ensure they’re dry and will bake up more crispy instead of soggy.
We also left an option to use either ground turkey or ground beef in this recipe. Choose which your family likes best.
We actually enjoy both and sometimes do half and half!
Ready to add this recipe to your keto-friendly meal stash?
Print it out below!
Be sure to check out our Keto, Crustless Quiche too!
It’s a favorite around here!