This Keto Lasagna Recipe is Made with Fat Head Noodles!

Keto Lasagna

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES

cook time: 35 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 5 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Fat Head Dough:

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 and 3/4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

For the Lasagna:

  • 1/2 a medium onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 24 ounce jar Rao's marinara
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cups Italian blend cheese shredded (or 1 cup mozzarella and 1 cup Parmesan, combined)
  • Optional: additional fresh basil for garnish

Directions

1

For the Fat Head Dough: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2

Combine almond flour and mozzarella cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Add in cream cheese and cook in the microwave for one minute. Stir and then cook for an additional 30 seconds in the microwave. Mix in the egg, salt, and Italian seasoning, and stir until well mixed. Shape dough into a ball and place between two pieces of parchment paper.

3

Roll prepared dough very thinly on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper in a long rectangle shape about 12 inches long. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 400 degrees until slightly brown. Cut into long lasagna "noodles", and set aside.

4

For the Lasagna: Lower oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

5

Sauté the onion, bell pepper, and garlic with a little cooking oil in a large skillet for a few minutes until tender.

6

Add both ground beef and sausage. Crumble and cook meat in the skillet. Drain any grease or liquid before proceeding with the next steps. Stir in the jar of marinara sauce.

7

In a small separate bowl, stir ricotta cheese, egg, and fresh basil together.

8

Start compiling lasagna in a 9x13 casserole dish by adding some of the sauce to the bottom, followed by a layer of ricotta mixture, shredded cheese, and then noodles.

9

Repeat and then end with a layer of sauce and shredded cheese.

10

Bake covered with foil for 25 minutes on 375 degrees. Bake for another 10 minutes uncovered. (Tip: Spray foil with non-stick spray FIRST to keep the foil from sticking to the cheese while baking.)

11

Serve with additional chopped basil, if desired. Cut the casserole into 8 slices, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: 662.2 Calories | 52.2g Fat | 11.1g Total Carbs | 2.8g Fiber | 5.4g Sugar | 37.9g Protein | 8.3g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.
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Lasagna is back on the menu for dinner again, keto style!

What if I told you that this delicious keto lasagna recipe actually tastes like high-carb lasagna!? Awesome, right? If you’re in the mood to make an over-the-top comforting casserole that’s guaranteed to please both keto and non-keto eaters alike, this is it!

The result is a hearty lasagna with a flavorful tomato meat sauce, lots of cheese, and of course fluffy “noodles” with realistic taste and texture.

cutting fathead noodles

The secret to making the best keto lasagna is the “noodles”!

In this recipe, we’ll be creating keto-friendly lasagna noodles with strips of Fat Head dough to replace typical carb-heavy noodles. Just make a batch of this popular mozzarella cheese and almond meal based dough, then continue compiling your lasagna. Trust me – this is a genius idea!

The rest of the process is much like making a traditional lasagna by cooking a marinara meat sauce on the stove using both Italian sausage and ground beef. Then you’ll build layers of sauce, cheeses, and “noodles” to assemble your lasagna in a casserole dish to bake. So easy and so good!

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Tips for baking the best keto lasagna: 

    • If you have never made keto fat head dough before, this is a great post to read with lots of tips for success! It’s easy to make but can be a little tricky the first time. Make sure to roll out the dough into a longer rectangle shape about the same length as your casserole dish so they will lay nicely.
    • This is a large batch of lasagna, and the leftovers will re-heat and/or freeze well. Store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
    • This recipe is easy to adapt to whatever you and your family like by using different cheeses, spices, etc. For instance, my kids don’t care for ricotta, so I just used a small amount. You can even skip it or use cream cheese instead.

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Keto Lasagna

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES

cook time: 35 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 5 MINUTES

A keto lasagna featuring a hearty marinara meat sauce and fat head noodles with lots of melted cheese.

Ingredients

For the Fat Head Dough:

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 and 3/4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

For the Lasagna:

  • 1/2 a medium onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 24 ounce jar Rao's marinara
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cups Italian blend cheese shredded (or 1 cup mozzarella and 1 cup Parmesan, combined)
  • Optional: additional fresh basil for garnish

Directions

1

For the Fat Head Dough: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2

Combine almond flour and mozzarella cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Add in cream cheese and cook in the microwave for one minute. Stir and then cook for an additional 30 seconds in the microwave. Mix in the egg, salt, and Italian seasoning, and stir until well mixed. Shape dough into a ball and place between two pieces of parchment paper.

3

Roll prepared dough very thinly on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper in a long rectangle shape about 12 inches long. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 400 degrees until slightly brown. Cut into long lasagna "noodles", and set aside.

4

For the Lasagna: Lower oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

5

Sauté the onion, bell pepper, and garlic with a little cooking oil in a large skillet for a few minutes until tender.

6

Add both ground beef and sausage. Crumble and cook meat in the skillet. Drain any grease or liquid before proceeding with the next steps. Stir in the jar of marinara sauce.

7

In a small separate bowl, stir ricotta cheese, egg, and fresh basil together.

8

Start compiling lasagna in a 9x13 casserole dish by adding some of the sauce to the bottom, followed by a layer of ricotta mixture, shredded cheese, and then noodles.

9

Repeat and then end with a layer of sauce and shredded cheese.

10

Bake covered with foil for 25 minutes on 375 degrees. Bake for another 10 minutes uncovered. (Tip: Spray foil with non-stick spray FIRST to keep the foil from sticking to the cheese while baking.)

11

Serve with additional chopped basil, if desired. Cut the casserole into 8 slices, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: 662.2 Calories | 52.2g Fat | 11.1g Total Carbs | 2.8g Fiber | 5.4g Sugar | 37.9g Protein | 8.3g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

keto lasagna slice on plate

This keto lasagna tastes so filling and comforting just like traditional lasagna!

It’s really rich and on the dense side, so a smaller slice is very filling. I love that this is such a kid-friendly recipe, too. Hooray! Sometimes it’s hard to find meal ideas that the entire family will enjoy, but this recipe does not disappoint! The kids will LOVE it, too!

keto lasagna in casserole dish

Check out my teammate Taylor’s reaction to this keto lasagna:

“This lasagna was beyond delicious! My family ironically ate my mother-in-law’s lasagna (not low-carb at all) the night before and they said they liked the keto version way better! It was bursting with flavor and the fat head noodles were the perfect replacement for real pasta. I love that it made a nice big batch too so I have some leftovers for later! So much yum!”


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Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 63

  1. Barbara Kuechenmeister

    Made this, was delicious and way better than zucchini noodles I didn’t even miss the regular carb heavy noodles!

    • Lina D

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing! I agree – so delicious ?

  2. Kathy

    I just made this, it’s very tasty, but how big is oneserving and how many calories per one serving? Thanks!

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there! This makes 8 servings and there are 836 calories per serving! Hope that helps!

  3. Erika

    I will surly give this a try. I just wonder if I could use this pasta recipe for all other pasta recepies ?

    • Lina D

      This is more like a bread – so not sure it would work like regular pasta ?.

  4. Jayde Herriford

    Do you think I could assemble this and then put it in the fridge and back the next evening? Trying to prep for a birthday party.

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      That should work! Be sure to cover it with tinfoil to keep it from drying out! 🙂

    • Lina D

      Yes I do believe that would work! Thanks ?

  5. Jayde Herriford

    Perfect thank you!!!

  6. syeo2013

    Made it yesterday. Rather heavy and very time consuming. Didn’t prefer the keto “noodles”. Will try zucchini next time. Thanks for the idea though! 🙂

    • Lina D

      Oh interesting! Thanks for sharing ?

    • Beverly

      Did you roll out really thin. That’s the key to making it like regular pasta lasagna noodles.

  7. Miranda

    Can this be frozen before baking?

    • Lina

      Hi Miranda- yes I’m sure this can be frozen like a traditional lasagna, then cooked. Great idea thanks!

  8. Peggy

    I am trying to find a dumplins recipe can you help?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Peggy! We hope to have one posted soon! Stay tuned!

  9. Leslie George

    Hi Lina, I just made my first fat head dough pizza and it wasn’t bad but it stuck to my pizza stone and I could pry it off with a metal spatula (will use parchment next time). That being said. When I used to make lasagna with regular noodles I would put down the first layer as noodles. Can I do that with FH dough or will it stick without some kind of barrier. The only thing I can think of besides parchment is some kind of fat either bacon or oil. Or maybe I will just make a sheet of the dough first bake it and use some of the strips as a bottom crust. What do you think?? Thank you for taking the time to answer and for your blog 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi Leslie, yes this is a very sticky dough that needs parchment paper for sure. Darn so sorry you had issues. And then for lasagna your need to bake noodles first and start compiling with the sauce at bottom, as instructed. Hope that helps!

      • Kathy W.

        Hi, l have made lasagna all my life (70 now), and I’ve always put a layer of gravy (sauce) down first in the pan or casserole dish before I put my first layer of noodles. Never had a problem. Good Luck!

    • Vickie Francis Birney

      My first layer has always been the sauce. Just do that.

  10. Leslie George

    OOOPS Lina, I just read through your recipe and you do bake the dough first. But I am still wondering if I can lay a layer of it down first. Thanks 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I would follow instructions as is and layer sauce first, so there’s less likely a chance to stick to pan. Yep and bake the fathead noodles first- Thanks!

  11. Larry

    This sounds good but can’t make it because of nut allergies

    • Traci Haney

      You should try a version of fathead dough that uses coconut flour instead.

    • Teresa

      To make fathead dough with coconut flour use 1/3 cup and add an extra egg.

    • Trbobitch

      You can use tigernut (it’s a tuber not a nut) flour as a 1-to-1 replacement for almond flour.

      • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

        Hi there! Great idea. We have not tried it personally but I’ve heard its a great substitute ❤

  12. LanaClark

    So easy to make and absolutely delicious!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh we’re so glad to hear that Lana! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Margaret

    If you leave out the egg the dough is more workable ,I never use an egg in mine I make a meat pie that awesome

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the suggestion, Margaret!

  14. Joseph M.

    Hello. If you bake the noodles first, when you put everything together to bake again. Would the noodles get to hard with the addidtional baking?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      In this case no. Not with the sauce and cheese. As written, the recipe has great texture. Thanks!

  15. Amber

    Hi i was wondering how many net carbs and fat does it have per serving?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! This has 11g of Net Carbs and 63g of Total Fat per serving. Hope that helps!

  16. Sharon White

    Made this for my family. It was a big hit! Everyone love it! I will definitely be making this again. It’s on our favorites list!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I’m so glad Sharon! Thanks for sharing your success on this recipe with us ❤️

  17. Greg Stewman

    Wil this work in a pasta machine instead of rolling out the dough?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ya it could be worth a try! I have not used those before, let us know if you do. 👍

  18. Kristi

    Can you use egg white instead of the egg?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Kristi! You could try using two egg whites to replace the one egg. Hope this helps!

  19. Nick

    Can I cut the dough into thin strips and boil them to make regular noodles or do these have to be baked.

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Nick! Great question. Unfortunately boiling them would not work as they are very delicate & most likely would crumble. Hope this helps♥

  20. Denise

    This is so good. It just cant get any better. The fat head dough is a perfect replacement. Its perfect for pizza too

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks for sharing your thoughts on this recipe Denise!

  21. michelle grisham

    Hi, how many noodles is the recipe supposed to make? 6 or 8??..It is two layers right?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Michelle! Yes! This will make 6 noodles and it is two layers.

  22. Karen

    Can I make the noodles a couple of days before (baked) and stored in fridge until putting it together?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! It looks like that should work. Just be sure to cover them.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yep I would think that’d work great!

  23. Gidget Shenefield

    This is genius!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the feedback, Gidget! 🙌 Hope you love it if you decide to try it!

  24. Johanna Chambers

    Can I use ground flaxseed in place of eggs

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You sure can! Read the conversions here.

  25. Elizabeth

    I like the lasagna made with Chicken Breast Deli meat as the noodles. I know, I know… sounds weird but it is really tasty.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing how you have liked it, Elizabeth!

  26. starbaltrusch

    Hi there, just to let you know your Fat Head Lasagna was Great ! will be making it again it taste better the next day yum!I really like the fat head dough it tasted fantastic can we use this by itself for a treat?

  27. plbutler

    Could you tell me the nutrition values for just the lasagne noodles? They sound pretty versatile and I could use for other dishes. (Fat, carbs, calories, etc. for the whole amount of noodles made. I can then divide by serving) Thanks!

  28. Angela

    This is now my go-to dish for dinner guests. Serve with a salad & some vegetables seasoned with Italian herbs & *chef’s kiss* a delicious menu.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s fantastic to hear!

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