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Easy Keto Eggplant Lasagna Low Carb Recipe

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Lasagna is definitely known as one of the most famous culinary specialties of tradition in Italia. It is a favorite dish consumed worldwide. Its origin is Greek but was adopted by the Romans during the expansion. It is a delicious dish to share with the family, and ideal for the cuisine of Sundays.

My Keto Eggplant Lasagna version is prepared with ground beef, cheese, and grilled eggplant as the main ingredients.

As someone who’s always on the lookout for delicious yet health-conscious recipes, I stumbled upon this gem that I just had to share with you all.

This Low Carb Beef Eggplant Lasagna without noodles is a delightful twist on the classic dish we all adore. Swapping out traditional pasta layers for thinly sliced eggplant not only makes this dish keto-friendly but also adds a depth of flavor that’s truly unmatched.

Whether you’re on a keto journey like me or simply looking for a lighter no pasta lasagna option, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

Keto Beef and Eggplant Lasagna

If you don’t like eggplant, you can use zucchini instead. The process is the same. Here’s my keto zucchini lasagna recipe you can follow.

How to Make Low Carb Eggplant Lasagna with Ground Beef

Preheat oven to 375F and get your ingredients ready.

Eggplant lasagna ingredients

Add a little bit of cooking oil in a large saucepan and fry the bacon until golden over medium-high heat. You don’t need a lot of oil because the bacon will release a lot of fat and cook itself. Remove bacon and let it cool then chop into small pieces and set aside.

In the same pan using the existing bacon fat, add onion and garlic in and fry until softened.

Cook onion garlic in bacon fat

Add ground beef in and stir gently until cooked. Add salt, oregano and black pepper to taste.

Saute ground beef in bacon fat

Pour the marinara sauce in, and let it simmer until the liquid volume reduced by about a third.

Simmer beef with marinara sauce

In the meantime, peel the eggplant and slice into 1/4 of an inch thick, lengthwise. Place eggplant in a non-stick hot pan and grill both sides. This gives a firmer consistency to lasagna and make it eggplant taste and smell really good.

Grilling eggplant slices

Now that all of your ingredients are ready, grab a baking dish and begin to put lasagna layers. Put a layer of eggplant, then a layer of cooked meat and bacon and a layer of cheddar cheese. Repeat this procedure until all ingredients are used. You can also use ricotta cheese or cottage cheese.

Layering eggplant lasagne

Top it all off with Parmesan cheese and bake it until the cheese is melted and golden, about 20-30 minutes.

Baking eggplant lasagna

You can serve this beef and eggplant lasagna accompanied by a lettuce salad.

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Keto Eggplant Lasagna

A low-carb version of lasagna made with eggplant slices , beef and cheese.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto eggplant lasagna
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 402kcal
Author Tanya K.



  • Preheat oven to 375 ℉.
  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add a little bit of oil in to fry the bacon. Once the bacon turns golden and crispy, remove and chop into small bite-size and set aside.
  • Use the same saucepan with the bacon fat, toss in garlic and onion. Continue frying until they soften.
  • Gently throw the ground beef into the pan. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Stir with a spoon and allow it cook till golden.
  • Add the marinara sauce in and bring to a boil then simmer until the volume decreases by about a third.
  • Meanwhile, peel off the eggplant skin. Cut the eggplant lengthwise into ¼ inch thin slices. Grill on a non-stick preheated pan and make sure both sides are cooked. This is an optional step just to give the lasagna a firmer consistency and intensify the amazing smell of grilled eggplant.
  • Prepare a baking dish to layer your lasagne. Place a layer of eggplant as the base, then spread the cooked beef and bacon on top of the eggplant then top with cheese. Repeat the layers until you fill the whole dish.
  • Spread more Parmesan cheese on the final layer. Bake in the oven for about 20-30 minutes until the cheese melts and the surface produces nice golden bubbles.
  • Remove from oven and allow cooling for about 5 minutes. Slice out a piece and enjoy with some green veggies.




Nutrition Facts
Keto Eggplant Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 1007mg42%
Potassium 775mg22%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 492IU10%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 272mg27%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Can you eat eggplant on keto?

Yes, eggplant is keto-friendly as it’s a low-carb vegetable that can be incorporated into various keto dishes. 100-gram serving of eggplant contains less than 3 grams of net carbs. (*)

How to freeze eggplant lasagna

To freeze eggplant lasagna, you need to let it cool completely. Then, I suggest to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, place it in a freezer-safe container or airtight freezer bag, and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to reheat frozen eggplant lasagna

To reheat frozen eggplant lasagna, remove the lasagna from the freezer and take off any wrapping. Place the lasagna in an oven-safe dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 15-20 minutes in a preheated oven of 375°F (190°C) or until heated through.

What to serve with eggplant lasagna

For a keto-friendly pairing with eggplant lasagna, consider a fresh mixed green salad with a light vinaigrette or roasted low-carb vegetables like Brussels sprouts or asparagus. My recipe is a complete meal with enough fat, protein and calories, so you can just simply enjoy it without needing side dishes.

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