This low carb lasagna uses tortillas instead of pasta and an adapted white sauce. Perfect for a family meal!
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As far as I am concerned, a lasagna has four main elements: The meat and tomato sauce, the pasta, the white sauce, and the cheese. On a low carb diet, the meat sauce and the cheese are OK, and I decided to try low carb tortillas instead of the pasta sheets. I used a ricotta/Parmesan/egg topping for my low carb moussaka – which would have worked fine but I decided to go with a cream cheese-based sauce instead. It's actually my take on a white sauce (or bechamel, if you prefer) and has become one of my most popular recipes!
This low carb lasagna does take a while to make – but your efforts will be rewarded because the end result is SO good!
How to Make Low Carb Lasagna
Add some olive oil to large skillet then add some ground beef, together with some onion powder, oregano, and paprika. Cook until the meat has browned. Add some chicken or beef broth and a can of diced tomatoes. Simmer for 20 minutes. The liquid will reduce down. Test for salt and pepper and add as necessary.
Add a little of the sauce to the base of a baking dish (mine was 6 x 9.5″), then add a layer of small low carb tortillas on top. Depending on the size of your dish you may need to cut them in half.
Layer with the meat sauce, finishing with a tortilla. To make the low carb White Sauce – please see the separate recipe. It only takes a few minutes! Pour this over the lasagna.
Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. Add a sprinkling of shredded cheese over the top, then return to the oven for another 5 minutes.
This lasagna is tasty and filling and is ideal for when you're in the need for some low carb comfort food!
A fresh green salad makes the perfect accompaniment to this low carb meal.
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- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Add the oil to a large skillet. Add the beef and saute with the onion powder, oregano, and paprika until the meat has browned.
- Add the broth and tomatoes. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add a little of the tomato sauce to the base of a baking dish, then layer low carb tortillas and the tomato sauce. Finish with a tortilla layer.
- Make the white sauce (see separate recipe), pour on top, then bake for 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top then bake for another 5 minutes.
7g net carbs per serving (one sixth of the recipe) including the white sauce.
Based on using tortillas with 4g net carb count each.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size One sixth
Amount Per ServingCalories 444 Total Fat 32g Saturated Fat 15g Trans Fat 1g Cholesterol 124mg Sodium 482mg Carbohydrates 18g Net Carbohydrates 7g Fiber 11g Sugar 3g Protein 21g
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