With a hearty combination of eggs, sausage, cream and cheese this lasagna is packed with nutrient density. Each ingredient is valuable, together they fuse into a rich synergy.
I’ve adapted a standard breakfast lasagna recipe with wheat noodles and flour to a low-carb, ketogenic, gluten and grain-free alternative.
The zoodles do a decent job of mimicking grain based noodles, they crisp on the outside and remain soft in the center. No complaints there! Zoodles are a satisfying low-carb noodle replacement.
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The biggest difference I see between standard and keto versions of breakfast lasagna is that the sauce puddles up a bit in the bottom of the dish.
For me I didn’t mind this too much because it keeps the lasagna from drying out. The moisture steams up from the bottom through the layers while it bakes in the oven.
In the standard preparation, all-purpose flour binds the ingredients together and helps keep a firm shape.
It may be possible to add a small amount of low-carb flour to the recipe but I prefer to have the majority of our foods made from unprocessed and minimal processed ingredients. I do use coconut and almond flours occasionally, but only when they are really necessary.
In this case, I prioritized a simpler ingredient list over a certain texture.
Eggs, meat, veggies, and cheese are great all baked together!
Tips for Baking the Perfect Low-Carb Breakfast Lasagna
Have a busy morning? Prep the lasagna the night before (just don’t bake it) and refrigerate. All you have to do is bake it in the morning!
Love to meal prep? Add this recipe to your weekly routine, simple recipes like this one make meal prepping so easy.
The leftovers are incredible cold or reheated in the oven.
Have a favorite cheese? Use it! The recipe is created with mozzarella because that’s a classic choice that melts well. Other cheeses like goat cheese, smoked mozzarella, and Gruyere would all be good replacements. Ideally, you want a cheese that will melt and bind the layers together.
Have house guests? Double the recipe and bake in a large 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish.
This Low-Carb Breakfast Lasagna is:
Intentionally tomato-free, the recipe is safe for those with autoimmune conditions and people with nightshade sensitivities.
While not exclusively made from all animal based foods, all the main ingredients are Carnivore. To adapt for a carnivore diet, you may omit the zucchini, mix all the ingredients together, and bake as a casserole. No need for layering.
Interested in starting a Carnivore Diet? If you’re looking for more delicious zero-fiber recipes, check out The Carnivore Cookbook with over 100 recipes made from just the essentials: animal protein and fats or browse through my free collection of Carnivore-Friendly recipes.
No nuts are used as binding or bulking agents. For those with nut allergies, this won’t trigger a reaction.
With 8 g net carbs per serving, a Low-Carb Breakfast Lasagna is a delicious way to start the day on a ketogenic diet.
Low-Carb Breakfast Lasagna
breakfast lasagna is great for the whole family!
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Whisk the eggs with salt and pepper. Warm a bit of butter or coconut oil in a skillet and scramble the eggs. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In the same skillet, brown the sausage. Once it is cooked, add the cream and broth to the pan. Simmer together with the sausage for 5 to 10 minutes, until the liquid reduces a bit.
- Spiralize or julienne the zucchini, go for long, broad pieces.
- In an 8 by 8-inch baking dish, spoon a layer of sausage and liquid to the bottom of the dish. Arrange half the slices of zucchini across in one direction. Divide the scrambled eggs in half and spread over the first layer of zucchini. Top this layer with 1 cup shredded cheese.
- Repeat the layers again. Sausage with creamy broth, zucchini, egg and cheese. Press down on the layers to flatten. My dish was almost overflowing but the volume greatly reduces as the lasagna bakes.
- Bake for 40 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Slice and serve warm. Save leftovers in the fridge. Its great cold! I had a cold slice for lunch the next day.