Low Carb Lasagna Recipe {Freezer Friendly & Perfect for St. Patrick's Day}

This Low Carb Lasagna Recipe was a hit with the entire family, easy to make, and keto friendly. It was sneakily green, perfect for St. Patrick's Day, and a great way to sneak in those veggies to picky eaters.




We have been focusing on a low carb diet for a while now. When we re-focused our nutrition and really start losing weight, cutting out carbs is the way we have done it. If you have asked us what our diet looks like and I don't really give you an answer, it's because no we don't do keto, yes we do low carb, but we still eat carbs because we need them with the amount that we work out. The dinners I make are almost always low carb.

So why do I say this is perfect for St. Patrick's Day?
Because the spinach gives it a green tint! You can't really taste the spinach, but you get all the awesome nutrients from it and it looks fun and festive.

This recipe uses cottage cheese. Now before you all say "ew", it is a cheaper option than ricotta cheese and when you put it in a food processor you get rid of the clumps. I promise you will enjoy the taste when it is cooked. There are so many low carb recipes that I have tried with cottage cheese and it does great when cooked.

What You Need:
2 Pounds thawed ground meat (beef or venison)
2 (12 ounce) jars no-sugar added spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon mineral salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
10 ounce package fresh spinach
16 once low fat cream cheese
14 ounce 1% cottage cheese
3 large eggs
8 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese grated
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

What You Do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Brown the meat in a large skillet over high heat, then drain off any excess fat if necessary. Add the sauce and seasonings, and simmer over low heat for several minutes.
3. Put cream cheese, cottage cheese, and eggs in a food processor, then gradually add spinach until smooth. The spinach turned the cheese green which even when cooked was still slightly green. I told my kiddos that I added food coloring for St. Patrick's Day. They couldn't tell what was in there and they loved it! A little white lie never hurt anyone. You can use frozen spinach and drain the water out, but you can't blend with it and you will be able to see it in between the layers even when cooked.
4. Layer half the meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with half the cheese/spinach mixture. Follow with half the grated mozzarella. Repeat the layers, ending with the mozzarella. Top with a good sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Bake for 40 minutes or until bubbly.

Based on MyFitnessPal (based on 10 servings) this recipe is only 423 calories! That is crazy because it is seriously so filling! You could probably stretch this to 10-12 servings. 21.7 g of total fat, 14.1 g of total carbohydrates, and 41.2 g of protein. MyFitnessPal selects certain products for you so your specific amounts may differ.

The picture above was taken after my family of four had finished dinner and my husband got seconds! So we sprayed a smaller pan with cooking spray and then put the left overs in it. Then sprayed the aluminum foil with cooking spray as well and covered the dish. I love making meals like this in bulk because they are perfect to just grab out of the freezer for evenings we have baseball practice. 

If you decide to make this dinner, please let me know in the comments below.

What do you think of this Low Carb Lasagna?


15 comments

  1. This sounds delicious, thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. This really looks delicious!! I will have to try for my crew!

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  3. I love lasanga. Need to make some.

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  4. This looks super yummy. Our family loves lasagna, and I love that this is low carb.

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  5. (Low Carb Lasagna Recipe {Freezer Friendly & Perfect for St. Patrick's Day}) This lasagna recipe sound like one that my family would enjoy eating. I have been making a lasagna recipe from the seventies that my kids have loved. It is a recipe from a microwave cook-book.

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  6. This sounds good! The cream cheese is interesting to me. I love that it can be frozen.

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  7. Thanks for this! I've been searching for low-carb recipes that also look tasty.

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  8. Anything with lots of cheese is good by me. It sounds really tasty.

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  9. i have been looking for low carb recipes. trying to get more healthier. thanks for the great info on this yummy looking lasagna

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  10. This Low Carb Lasagna Recipe could just be my first new healthy dish. I have always loved lasagna- it is one of my favorite foods alongside pizza �� I pinned this so I can make it as soon as I get out of this house! Yummy �� Thank you for sharing!

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  11. This looks good. I like that it's low carb.

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  12. This sounds so good and tasty

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  13. Looks amazing. I love the idea of cream cheese in it, I bet it's extra creamy ...

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  14. This sounds really good! I can't wait to try.

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  15. I love anything freezer friendly!

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Diana