For years weight loss and healthy eating were associated with less than pleasant foods and flavors. However, a high protein Keto diet has proved that it does not have to be that way. Instead of focusing on eating unpleasant foods, you can instead focus on making easy and fast alterations to flavorful foods. That’s why my wife and I just love this keto lasagna recipe.
Lasagna, like any pasta, has always been a fan favorite, and for good reason, as it is a mix of meat, cheese, and a nice sauce. What’s even better is that with this simple recipe lasagna becomes not only easy to make but also much healthier and the perfect high protein KETO food. So, without further ado let’s look at this delicious recipe.
Prep time for this recipe is around 15 to 20 minutes depending on the sauce you are using and the time it takes to boil your pasta. With those 20 minutes, you will have an easy family-friendly meal that everyone can enjoy together. All you need to do is follow the 6 steps outlined below.
Use 1 pound of lean ground turkey or beef and brown it in a pan. If there is excess liquid you might need to drain it, but in most cases, if it is around 93/7 then you won’t have to worry about it having too much liquid.
Choose your favorite pasta sauce (around 24-28 ounces of it) and mix it with seasoning and herbs. A little bit of fresh garlic or even garlic seasoning can help bring out the flavor. You will want to cook the mixture on low heat for around 5 minutes. This will help all the ingredients integrate as the sauce will start simmering.
Use the Explore Cuisine Organic Green Lentil Lasagne 8 oz pack for your pasta. This pasta is made with lentils making it packed with plant protein. Each serving has around 20g of protein, which is ideal for a high protein diet.
To cook the pasta, bring the water to a boil and then add your pasta. Reduce the heat to low and leave the pasta to simmer for around 3-10 minutes depending on your texture preference. The pasta is a key part of any lasagna dish so as much as possible try not to overcook it.
Mix in a bowl 1 container of plain fat-free Greek yogurt, 4 cups of cottage cheese (around 452g), and then add your cheeses. 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella are recommended as they give the best texture and taste combination for lasagna.
If you want to add some more flavor to your mixture you can add some seasoning, black pepper, and even a little fresh or dried parsley. This help brings out the cheesy flavor. If you choose to add salt make sure not to overdo it as the sauce and cheeses can be relatively salty on their own.
Start building your layers. One layer of pasta at the bottom of your pan, followed by one layer of the cheese mixture, and finally one layer of the sauce. Repeat this process until you are out of ingredients.
If you don’t have the time to build the layers then you can just do one layer of noodles followed by the cheese and then the sauce.
Once you have finished prepping you can either cook it straight away or put it aside and cook it before dinner. You will want to bake the lasagna at 350F/176C for approximately 25 minutes. Around 5-10 minutes before it is done you can add some more cheese on top, preferably mozzarella, to give it that golden look.
Making a healthy meal has never been easier and with this high protein lasagna recipe, you will not only lose weight but also help bring healthy foods into your home. The quick prep time and the ability to make this dish on the spot will surely transform your life.