Keto Eggplant Lasagna

by hungryelephant

Wow – this is DELICIOUS. I was hesitant to make this because of the eggplant (not a HUGE fan) but after taking the first bite, I was HOOKED. This will be one of my go-to meals for sure and it is SO easy.

A piece of eggplant lasagna with melted cheese on top

This keto eggplant lasagna may seem a bit tedious to make but I assure you in the end you will have a flavourfull, savoury lasagna.

What you will need:

  • Olive Oil
  • Medium eggplant
  • Medium onion
  • Low/No Sugar Tomato sauce
  • Ground beef
  • Minced Garlic
  • Parsley/Basil
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Egg
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper

So I have made this two ways – one with the eggplant skin on and one without the eggplant skin. You can make it either way, but the skin does have a kind of bitter taste. I definitely prefer it without the skin.

How to make eggplant lasagna

A clear casserole dish filled with eggplant lasagna with melted cheese on top. One piece of lasagna is missing.

This recipe is actually quite easy to make but it does require some preparations. The first thing you will have to do is cook the meat along with the sauce, herbs, onions and garlic.. and then separately mix the ricotta and egg.

I usually leave peeling the eggplant to the last so that it doesn’t brown.. and then slice it thinly length wise.

Once everything is ready it’s time to assembly the lasagna by placing some of the meat sauce in the bottom of a greased dish.

A clear casserole dish filled with eggplant lasagna with melted cheese on top

Follow by placing a layer of eggplant, a layer of ricotta, then some mozzarella.. and I repeat the layers in the same order until the ingredients are done.

Bake for an hour and you have the most perfect, most delicious lasagna! Can’t believe it’s low carb!

If you like this recipe, make sure to check out my keto taco casserole – SO GOOD.

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A clear casserole dish filled with eggplant lasagna with melted cheese on top. One piece of lasagna is missing.
Yield: 6-8

Keto Eggplant Lasagna

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Savoury, cheesy and totally delicious. This keto eggplant lasagna is a great for a family dinner or even a dinner party!


  • 1 eggplant
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of parsley (5-10g)
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 jar (650g) low sugar tomato sauce
  • 1 container (475g) Ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper


In a fairly large pot or wok, cook your beef on medium until done.

Add in the onion, basil, parsley and garlic. Cook for an addition 2-3 minutes.

Pour in your low sugar tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Take it off the heat.

In a bowl, stir together your ricotta cheese and egg. Season with some salt and pepper.

Before you start putting your lasagna together, you'll need to peel the eggplant and cut it in length wise slices about 1 inch thick.

In a greased casserole dish, scoop a tiny bit of your beef tomato mix and spread around.

Place a few of your eggplant slices on top of the meat as a new layer.

You'll then want to place a layer of ricotta cheese mix.

Follow that with a layer of mozzarella.

Repeat the layers of meat sauce, eggplant, ricotta and mozzarella until you run out of ingredients.

Bake at 350 for about an hour. You can broil the lasagna for an additional 5 minutes for to make it crispy.

Once the lasagna is done, let it sit for about 15 minutes before serving.



Nutritional Information per serving:

  • CALS: 281
  • FAT: 18.4
  • CARBS: 8.8
  • FIBRE: 1.9
  • PROTEIN: 21.1

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