Low Carb Lasagna
Low Carb Lasagna

Low Carb Lasagna

Leili Malakooti
INGREDIENTS
 
LASAGNA PROTEIN NOODLE
:  
Full fat cream cheese softened 8 oz
Shredded mozzarella cheese 2 cups
Eggs 2 large
Parmesan cheese grated 2 tbsp
Isopure® Whey Protein Isolate Unflavored 2 scoops
garlic powder ½ tsp
Salt and pepper  
Italian seasoning or mixed of (dried herb like tarragon, thyme) 1 tsp
   
LASAGNA FILLING:  
Onion minced 1/4 cup
Avocado oil 2 tbsp
ground beef I lb
Chopped green bell pepper (optional) ¼ cup
Sugar free marinara sauce 1 cup
Italian seasoning 1 tsp
Salt and pepper  
   
RICOTTA MIXTURE:  
Ricotta cheese ½ cup
Egg 1
Parmesan cheese 1 tbsp
Chopped baby spinach (optional) ¼ cup
Shredded mozzarella cheese for assembling 1 cup
   
INSTRUCTIONS

To make a protein noodle,Preheat oven to 375°. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper

In mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, combine together cream cheese and eggs.

Next, add Parmesan cheese, protein powder and spices. Mix to combine.

 

Fold in mozzarella cheese and mix until well incorporated.

Spread the mixture into the baking dish, forming an even layer

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

When the “noodles” are done baking, Set cheese noodles aside to let cool

While noodles are cooling, prepare your meat sauce.


In a large skillet, add onion and ground beef. Cook on medium heat until meat is browned.


Add in Italian seasoning and marinara sauce. Reduce to low heat and cook at a simmer for about 5 minutes.

Make a mix of ricotta cheese with parmesan and one egg with salt and garlic powder then add chopped spinach 


 

ASSEMBLING LASAGNA

Evenly slice your protein noodle into thirds. Your slices should just fit into an loaf pan or casserole pan

Add a thin layer of meat sauce to the bottom of pan. Add first noodle layer over meat sauce.


Add 1/3 of the remaining meat sauce across first noodle layer. Spread 3 tbsp of ricotta cheese mixture across. Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese across. 


Repeat with second noodle, meat sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella.


Add third noodle. Top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle on remaining mozzarella. If desired you can add a pinch of dried herb seasoning to the cheese. I like to finely crumble a pinch of dried oregano and add it to the cheese. 


Bake lasagna in the middle of your oven at 350F for about 25 minutes.and broil 2 minutes to allow cheese to brown.

Let lasagna cool slightly before slicing and serving. If desired, sprinkle on some finely chopped fresh basil, oregano and parsley and freshly grated parmesan cheese before serving.

This recipe makes 9 servings.

Isopure® Whey Protein Isolate Unflavored