Frankly, we don鈥檛 think there is anything zucchini can鈥檛 do (faux pasta-wise), and when it鈥檚 sliced thin and layered with meat, cheese, and veggies, this carb-free lasagna seriously can鈥檛 be beat. What鈥檚 more, it鈥檚 a friendly way to dip your toes into the ketogenic diet, which is all about burning fat for fuel instead of sugar-laden carbs. We say that鈥檚 an excuse in itself to sprinkle even more cheese onto your lasagna.

carb-free zucchini lasagna

(Serves 2)

Note: To slice the zucchini thin and uniformly, we recommend using a mandoline.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350掳F. While the oven is coming to temperature,聽prep the veggies.
  2. Heat a saut茅 pan over medium-high heat, then drizzle in olive oil. Add onion, garlic, carrot, and tomato. Cook until聽caramelized and softened.
  3. Heat another pan, and brown your meat of choice. Season it to taste. Combine the vegetables with the meat, and simmer on low with the spaghetti sauce. Season to your liking.
  4. Add a spoonful of the sauce to the bottom of a small, square casserole dish creating a base for layering. Then add the sliced zucchini noodles, meat mixture, and cheese. Repeat.
  5. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, allowing the cheese to get bubbly good with a slight crust on top.
  6. Garnish with fresh basil. Enjoy!

What鈥檚 the one recipe you share with your friends and family since embarking on the keto diet? Let us know @BritandCo.

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