This easy keto lasagna recipe tastes just like the real thing! This low carb lasagna recipe has just 5 total carbs per serving with 14 g protein! This is a classic lasagna recipe the whole family will enjoy!
Keto-Friendly Lasagna Recipe
Favorite comfort food in my house growing up was always a cheesy lasagna. When I decided to follow a keto diet, I knew I needed to turn my Mom's high-carb lasagna and my favorite Italian comfort food into a keto lasagna, but still keep the flavors of traditional lasagna.
Regular lasagna uses refined pasta and is very high in carbs if you are following a keto lifestyle. It's also too high in carbs for many following a low carb diet and will definitely spike blood sugar.
To make my lasagna keto, swapping the traditional white flour pasta for a lower carb option was the key.
Is Tomato Sauce Keto Friendly?
Tomatoes can be enjoyed on a keto diet.
The key to be able to enjoy tomatoes is the amount you enjoy. One tomato, 100 grams or 1 medium tomato has 3.9 grams of total carbs.
Most often you are not eating a whole tomato in most recipes, like my Keto Hot Brown sandwiches that have just one slice on it, which is only 25 grams or about 1 total carb for that slice. So tomatoes are keto friendly.
Tomato sauce varies in carb content depending on the brand and what other ingredients they add to the sauce. Most jarred or canned sauces have about 6 total carbs for ½ cup.
The brand I like when I don't want to make my own homemade low carb marinara sauce, is the brand Rao's which has just 3 grams of total carbs in ½ cup.
Either of these options are keto friendly and can be enjoyed whether on a low carb diet or ketogenic diet.
Low-Carb Lasagna Recipes
I have a few options to take the place of lasagna noodles in my low carb recipes you can choose from.
Keto Zucchini Lasagna (You could also replace zucchini and make this an eggplant lasagna)
Keto Cabbage Lasagna
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna (you could also swap with zucchini noodles)
How to Make Easy Keto Lasagna
To see exact measurements, print recipe and view nutritional information, please scroll to the bottom of this blog post to see recipe card.
Keto Egg noodles recipe (my recipe for keto lasagna noodles) or you can swap with store bought egg white wraps
Grass fed ground beef ( you could also swap with Italian sausage)
Avocado oil or olive oil
My recipe for marinara sauce divided (Store bought low carb marinara sauce can be used instead of making my recipe. I like Rao's brand).
Ricotta cheese (you could also replace with cottage cheese or even cream cheese)
Dried parsley or Italian seasoning which combines parsley, basil and oregano
Crushed red pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cook ground beef in oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned completely. You can drain excess fat from your ground beef before adding remaining ingredients if you prefer.
Add garlic, salt and pepper and 1 cup tomato sauce. Set aside ground beef mixture.
In a bowl combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella (save the other cup for topping), eggs, seasonings and parmesan. Set aside.
To assemble in a 9 by 13 casserole dish:
In a large baking dish, lay 4 egg wraps to cover the bottom of the pan. Spread half the cheese mixture over the wraps.
Spread half the meat sauce over the ricotta mixture.
Lay more 4 more wraps over the layers of meat and repeat again with the rest of the cheese and meat mixture. Finish with the final slices of 4 wraps.
Top with 1 cup pasta sauce and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
Bake 30 minutes covered with aluminum foil, then uncover for 10 minutes. Give it a quick 5 minute broil if you like a crispier topping.
Garnish with fresh chopped parsley for serving and grated parmesan cheese if desired.
Low Carb Sides to Serve with Keto Lasagna
A simple salad is always a refreshing option when it comes to a hearty lasagna. My Arugula Salad would be delicious and easy to serve with this or my Cucumber Salad would also be wonderful.
Can I replace egg wraps with something else?
Yes, if you don't want to make my egg noodle/wraps or can't find the egg white wraps in your local grocery store, you can easily swap with deli meat. You could use turkey slices or deli chicken slices or even deli ham.
Can I replace ground beef with ground chicken?
Yes you can replace the ground beef with ground chicken or ground turkey or even ground pork or ground sausage.
Can I make this dairy free?
Yes you can make this lasagna dairy free, I did it for my daughter!
I replaced the ricotta with Kite Hill dairy free ricotta cheese. I replaced the mozzarella with Violife Dairy Free Mozzarella.
My daughter has no problem with Parmesan cheese, but to replace that, I would recommend nutritional yeast as a good dairy free substitute.
Storage and Reheat Instructions
Once cooled, store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or freezer for you to 3 months.
Best Quick Keto Lasagna (Low Carb, Gluten Free)
- 12 my recipe for egg pasta or use store bought egg white wraps
- 2 pounds grass fed ground beef
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups marinara sauce divided
- 16 ounces ricotta cheese
- 2 cup mozzarella shredded, divided
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- ⅓ cup parmesan cheese grated
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cook ground beef in oil in a large skillet until browned completely. You can drain excess fat from your ground beef before adding remaining ingredients if you prefer. Add garlic, salt and pepper and 1 cup of marinara sauce. Set aside.
- In a bowl combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella (save the other cup for topping), eggs, seasonings and parmesan. Set aside.
To assemble in a 9 by 13 casserole dish:
- Lay 4 egg wraps to cover the bottom of the dish. Spread half the cheese mixture over the wraps.
- Spread half the meat mixture over the cheese mixture.
- Lay more 4 more wraps and repeat again with the rest of the cheese and meat mixture. Finish with the final slices of 4 wraps.
- Top with 1 cup marinara sauce and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake 30 minutes covered then uncovered for 10 minutes. Give it a quick 5 minute broil if you like a crispier topping.
My favorite dish made healthy!! Thank you, Brenda!
Oh my gosh Brenda this was amazing! My whole family ate it and went back for seconds. I did have an issue with the bottom layer being tough. Any ideas on how to fix that? Thanks so much!
Made this for dinner tonight, used the egg white wraps for the noodle layers and Rao's marinara sauce. This recipe did not disappoint! I did run into an issue with the bottom layer being more difficult to cut as well, but otherwise no complaints.
OMG, this is brilliant 🤯. I'm keto and miss lasagna. Can't wait to try this out with the egg white wraps.
This sounds great but my wife can't eat marina sauce. Can I substitute alfredo sauce instead ?
Was craving Italian. Made this with ricotta, egg wraps & Rao's. Super easy to put together and tasted amazing. Your recipes never disappoint!!!
Dawn, I've made this recipe a couple of times. Try spreading a fourth to a third cup of marina sauce in the bottom of the pan before putting down the bottom layer of wraps.