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Everyone loves those meaty and cheesy layers of lasagna, it’s no wonder people miss it on keto. You don’t have to miss out, though! I often make lasagna with vegetable noodles, such as zucchini lasagna or eggplant lasagna. But with this 5-ingredient no noodle lasagna recipe, you don’t need a noodle layer at all, which makes it even lower in carbs and faster to make.
This recipe for lasagna without noodles is from the new cookbook by my friend, Lisa: Low Carb Yum 5-Ingredient Keto! I know how much work goes into a cookbook, and I’m so proud of her and so excited to share this easy keto recipe with you. I think you’ll love it as much as I do – and go pick up her book if you enjoy easy keto recipes like this one.
How To Make Lasagna Without Noodles
Making keto lasagna without noodles is a lot less work than the regular kind. It takes just 10 minutes to prep:
- Brown ground beef. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add beef and cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula, until browned.
- Assemble the pasta-free lasagna. Transfer beef to the bottom of a small baking dish. Top with ricotta and a layer of Parmesan cheese. Pour the marinara over the layers and top with mozzarella cheese slices.
TIP: You can use any small oven-safe dish. Lisa used a 9×9 pan, but I used a 1.5-quart white stoneware dish and that worked just as well.
- Bake no noodle lasagna. Bake for 25 minutes, until melt-y and bubbly.
Lasagna Without Noodles FAQs
What is lasagna without noodles?
Healthy lasagna without noodles is just what it sounds like. Picture classic lasagna layers: beef, ricotta cheese, marinara sauce, and melty mozzarella cheese.
The only thing we’re leaving out? The pasta! This lasagna without noodles is so flavorful, I don’t even think you’ll miss the pasta!
Can I use a different kind of meat?
Yes, you can definitely swap out the meat. Ground turkey, pork or chicken would all work fine. The cooking instructions will stay exactly the same, but the macros would change depending on what you use.
No-Pasta Lasagna Storage Instructions
Can you make this ahead?
Yes, you can make and assemble the lasagna ahead of time. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake. It may take a few extra minutes. Bake until bubbly and heated throughout.
How to store pasta-free lasagna
Store this meat lasagna in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Can you freeze lasagna without pasta?
Yes, you can freeze no bake noodle lasagna before or after baking. Let it cool completely, then cover tightly with aluminum foil. Store in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking.
How to reheat noodle-free lasagna
Reheat this noodle free lasagna in a 350 degree F oven. If reheating a small portion of already cooked lasagna, a microwave can also be used.
More 5-Ingredient Keto Recipes
If you’ve made my recipes here at Wholesome Yum, you know how much I love simple keto recipes with just a few ingredients. Some of my most popular ones have only 5 ingredients, including broccoli cheese soup, keto oatmeal, keto white bread, and pizza casserole. In fact, I’m a big fan of keto casseroles in general.
So, I’m sure it’s no surprise that Low Carb Yum 5-Ingredient Keto is right up my alley. It has 120+ keto recipes, all with 5 ingredients!
To give you a sneak peek at what you can find inside, you’ll find a little of everything: simple entrees like roasted chicken, pork roast, and meatloaf; veggie sides like almond asparagus, turnip fries, and fried rice; breakfast favorites like pancakes, cereal, and eggs; and just about every other meal you’d need.
If you like this no noodle lasagna recipe, chances are you’ll enjoy this whole cookbook.
Where to get the book:
What To Serve With No Noodle Lasagna Bake
This dish is hearty, so I like to serve it with a green salad or a light low carb side dish:
- Italian Artichoke Salad – You’ll love the combination of peppery arugula with marinated artichokes, tomatoes and more. Just 5 ingredients!
- Baby Kale Salad – Bright lemon and garlic vinaigrette is tossed with baby kale, avocado, and Parmesan. It’s delicious!
- Oven Roasted Vegetables – Roast these veggies before you bake the lasagna for a mostly hands-off side dish.
- Roasted Broccolini – Always a great side dish option, it’s an easy way to add some green to your plate.
It’s also delicious over zucchini noodles!
Tools To Make Lasagna Without Noodles:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Nonstick Skillet – These are my favorite nonstick ceramic skillets.
- 9×9 Inch Baking Dish – This glass baking dish comes with a cover and can go from freezer to oven! So handy.
- Ground Meat Chopper – This easy tool makes breaking up ground meats so easy! I love using it whenever I’m browning ground beef or turkey.
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Keto No Noodle Lasagna Recipe
Craving lasagna on keto? See how to make lasagna without noodles in just 10 minutes. This keto no noodle lasagna recipe has all the same hearty, satisfying flavors, with only 5 ingredients.
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C).
Season the ground beef with salt and pepper.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until browned. Drain off any excess fat.
Transfer the beef to the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking pan.
Spread the ricotta on top, followed by the Parmesan. Then, pour the marinara sauce over the layers and top with the mozzarella.
Bake for 25 minutes, until the cheese on top is melted and browned.
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Serving size: 1/8 of entire recipe
Recipe is from the cookbook Low Carb Yum 5-Ingredient Keto, and has been reprinted with permission.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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