Layers of alfredo sauce, browned meat, spinach, and oodles of cheese make the perfect lazy white lasagna. By subbing spinach for the noodles you cut back on the carbs and end up with a delicious keto lasagna entree!
Low Carb, Keto, THM S, Gluten Free, Grain Free
If you are from the Trim Healthy Mama community chances are you’ve tried the Lazy Lasagna from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook. And chances are you loved it. I see it mentioned all the time in the Facebook groups and I’ve never seen a bad review. If you haven’t tried that one go buy the cookbook and make it. And then come make my Lazy White Lasagna.
This is inspired by the hit recipe from the THM Cookbook but I left out the tomato sauce and cottage cheese and added alfredo sauce and ricotta. I kept it under ten ingredients and tried to simplify the prep a bit. I had the idea to make this months ago but kept putting it off. I wish I hadn’t. It is rich and creamy with bubbly cheese and a hint of garlic. I served it with a quick Caesar salad with my two-minute homemade dressing.
Every night my husband says, “Thank you, honey, for a nice dinner”. But on the really good nights halfway through his meal, he pauses for a second, looks up at me, and also says, “This is REALLY good”. On White Lazy Lasagna night he did just that. And two of the four kids asked for third helpings.
How to Make Keto Lasagna with spinach instead of noodles:
Using spinach instead of noodles is faster than traditional lasagna if you normally boil your noodles. And it is a lot easier than thinly slicing vegetables and using those in place of the noodles. You can convert your family’s favorite lasagna to be low carb just by using spinach instead of noodles.
Can I use zucchini?
You can also do this using thinly cut zucchini. I recommend slicing the zucchini with a mandolin so it is even and then lightly salting it and pressing out the liquid with a clean absorbent towel or paper towels. Otherwise, it will release too much liquid and make your lasagna soggy.
Steps for Low Carb Lasagna:
Step 1: Brown the meat and stir in the alfredo sauce.
Step 2: Mix up the ricotta mixture and spread on top of the meat.
Step 3: Add some spinach on top.
Step 4: Top with shredded mozzarella.
Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4.
Step 6: Bake and enjoy!
Can I use ground beef or ground chicken?
Yes. Any type of ground meat will work for this recipe but I prefer the milder flavor of ground turkey or ground chicken.
Can I make this keto lasagna without meat?
Can I use fresh spinach?
Fresh spinach releases a lot of liquid when cooking and can make your lasagna soggy. I recommend lightly sauteing it first if you want to use fresh spinach.
Can I use fresh mozzarella?
I love fresh mozzarella but that also releases a lot of liquid. It is better to use the regular packed cube or shredded mozzarella for this keto lasagna.
What should I serve with my keto lasagna?
More Low Carb Italian Entrees:
- 1.5 lb ground turkey or chicken
- 16 oz alfredo sauce (jarred or homemade)
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp salt, divided
- 1 tsp dried minced garlic
- 1 tsp dried minced onion
- 12 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
- 8 oz shredded mozzarella
- In a large frying pan brown the meat. Crumble it into small pieces (I use a potato masher to do this) while cooking. Remove from the heat and add the alfredo sauce and 1/2 tsp salt. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 if baking immediately (you can also refrigerate for a day or two before baking).
- In a separate bowl whisk together the ricotta, egg, 1/2 tsp salt, garlic, and onion.
- Spread half the meat in the bottom of a large casserole dish. Top with half the ricotta and then half the spinach. Sprinkle half the mozzarella on top. Repeat the layers: meat, ricotta, spinach, and the finish with the rest of the mozzarella on top.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until the cheese on top is golden and bubble.
Originally Published April 21, 2016. Revised and Republished January 24, 2020.