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Sunday 2 April 2017

Lasagne Cooked The Low Carb Way

Do you miss pasta on low carb? Well you perhaps don't need to!
Here are three, very tasty and delicious, lower carb lasagne recipe suggestions

Low carb Luxury Lasagne
Ingredients serves two:
250 grams ground/minced beef 
1 aubergine/egg plant
1 red onion
A splash of olive oil
300 ml of double cream
One 400 grams tin of chopped tomatoes
A cup of fresh grated cheddar cheese
Half a red pepper chopped
Half a green pepper chopped
A handful of button mushrooms
Salt, pepper and mixed herbs to taste 

Fry the finely chopped onion with the olive oil in a large frying pan, Americans call this a skillet I believe. When soft add the minced beef and brown. Add the chopped peppers, mushrooms and chopped tomatoes. Allow to come off the simmer and add the double cream, and stir well. Cut the aubergine into thin slices around 6mm/ around a quarter inch thick. Layer up, one layer of aubergine and one layer of the beef mix, in your oven proof dish, adding some salt, mixed herbs and pepper. Place in oven set at 200c for around thirty minutes. Remove and cover with grated cheddar cheese. Place back in the oven and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. 

A truly great meal, very easy and lowcarb, enjoy !
More about aubergines/eggplants here

Low Carb Lasagne

made differently from the one above
Please see original recipe and instructions

Spinach and ricotta lasagne with courgette pasta
Please see recipe instructions here

A variety of recipe ideas are in this blog, and not all may be suitable for you, if you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

Bon Appetit

All the best Jan


Jo said...

Some good alternatives to pasta which I wouldn't mind trying myself, even though I don't eat a low carb diet.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jan, John loves lasagne and I appreciate these healthy variations!
Have a nice week.

Tom said...

...I also enjoy sauce over spiralized squash.

Dewena said...

I've pinned the Spinach and Ricotta lasagna with courgettes. That's zucchini, right? I much prefer that to eggplant. I don't think I'd feel deprived at all with that lasagna! I'll let you know how it turns out!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Dewena
You asked "lasagna with courgettes. That's zucchini, right?"
Yes it is, you can read more here

I'm sure you will enjoy the Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna made with courgettes, and yes, do please let us know how you got on.

Good wishes

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Tom
You said "...I also enjoy sauce over spiralized squash."

Yes, there are some great recipes available for dishes like this - take this one for instance!

Creamy Butternut Squash Noodles with Bacon and Spinach

Happy Sunday Wishes

All the best Jan

(N.B. To all readers who are diabetic ... If you are not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.)

Phil Slade said...

Our home-made lasagne (with pasta) layered with slow-cooked best steak mince bolognese,topped with cheese sauce and grated parmesan is the best - everyone says so. Of course it needs a bottle of best chianti too.

Forgive me Jan but this is mousakka by any other name by substituting lamb with beef? Very tasty though for sure.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice, the third one, I love it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always loved making it with fresh veggies. I haven't done that in a long time though. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Sounds very yummy and healthy too. My husband still hasn't gained any weight back but we're eating healthier! Hugs, Diane

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Phil
Your home made lasagne sounds good and I'm sure the Chianti just adds to a super meal ...

When you are diabetic, or just prefer eating lower carb foods, you do need to change, swap and improvise with certain ingredients in your menu plans.

We call the first recipe shown our luxury low carb lasagne, but I agree it is very close to a lamb mince dish like this lovely Moussaka here:

Enjoy your Sunday evening

All the best Jan

NatureFootstep said...

it has been many years since I had an eggplant. Don´t remember the taste.

Martha said...

Oh, I think I like this way very much! Looks so delicious.

The Happy Whisk said...

I love eggplant. So tasty.

Linda said...

I have to admit that I am not a big pasta fan, Jan, as I find pasta to be quite heavy. But your photos and descriptions here make me want to have this! Thank you so much for sharing.

Debbie said...

These are some really good alternatives to pasta, my favorite food!!!

handmade by amalia said...

These look lovely, Jan! I think I'd go for the spinach, one of my favorite greens.

Lisabella Russo said...

Oh those dishes look so good! I definitely want to try them.

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks so much for all these recipes! I will be enjoying them! Big Hugs Jan!