Easy Keto Lasagna - Moussaka Recipe (2024)

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This keto lasagna, aka moussaka recipe, is a low-carb take on the classic Greek eggplant lasagna. It’s a rich, meaty, cheesy, low-carb dish that everyone will love with no pasta added. This recipe is perfect for meal prep and very easy to make.

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This keto lasagna is inspired by Moussaka. Moussaka has always been a lamb dish in my family. If you prefer a different flavor, you can swap the lamb for chicken or beef.

This Low Carb Greek Lasagna recipe makes eight servings. One serving has 6g net carbs.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 pounds of Ground Lamb
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of Oregano Leaves, dried
  • 2 teaspoons of Mint Leaves, dried
  • 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon, ground
  • 2 teaspoons of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Black Pepper, ground
  • 2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste
  • 10 ounces of Tomato Passata
  • 3 medium-sized Eggplants
  • 3 ounces of Cream Cheese
  • 3 ounces of Butter
  • 3 ounces of Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup of Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • ½ cup of Cheddar Cheese shredded

How to Make Keto Moussaka

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  1. Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add one tablespoon of the oil.
  2. Saute the onion and garlic for 3 minutes before adding the oregano, cinnamon, mint, half the salt, and pepper.
  3. Add the ground lamb and brown using a spoon to break it up. Cook until browned.
  4. Add the tomato paste and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Pour in the passata and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  6. While the lamb is cooking, prepare the eggplants by thinly slicing them lengthwise.
  7. Sprinkle the slices with the remaining salt and set them on absorbent paper for 10 minutes.
  8. Rinse off the excess salt and pat the eggplant dry.
  9. Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat and fry the eggplant slices in the remaining two tablespoons of oil. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side until lightly brown.
  10. In a small saucepan, add the cream cheese, cream, and butter, and place over medium heat. Heat until completely melted, and whisk well.
  11. Add the mozzarella cheese and whisk well. Remove from the heat.
  12. Preheat the oven to 180C/355F.
  13. Place a third of the lamb mixture in the base of your casserole dish, and top with a third of the eggplant slices. Repeat these layers twice more, ending with a layer of eggplant.
  14. Pour over the cheese sauce, smooth out, and top with the cheddar.
  15. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden.
  16. Cut into eight slices and serve hot.

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Keto Lasagna – Moussaka

This keto lasagna aka moussaka recipe is a low-carb take on the classic Greek eggplant lasagna. It’s a rich, meaty, cheesy, low-carb dish that everyone will love with no pasta added. This recipe is perfect for meal prep and very easy to make.

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Course: Dinner, Main Course

Cuisine: Greek

Cook Time: 45 minutes mins

Total Time: 45 minutes mins

Servings: 8

Calories: 625kcal

Author: Gerri

Unit Conversion

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 pounds Ground Lamb
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Mint
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon ground
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper ground
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 10 ounces Tomato Passata
  • 3 Eggplants
  • 3 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 3 ounces Butter
  • 3 ounces Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Cheddar Cheese shredded

US CustomaryMetric

Instructions

  • Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of the oil.

    3 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • Saute the onion, garlic for 3 minutes before adding the oregano, cinnamon, mint, half the salt, and pepper.

    1 small Onion, 3 cloves Garlic, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, 2 teaspoons Dried Mint, 2 teaspoons Cinnamon, 2 teaspoons Salt, 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

  • Add the ground lamb and brown using a spoon to break it up. Cook until browned.

    2 pounds Ground Lamb

  • Add the tomato paste and cook for 3 minutes.

    2 tablespoons Tomato Paste

  • Pour in the passata and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.

    10 ounces Tomato Passata

  • While the lamb is cooking, prepare the eggplants by thinly slicing them lengthwise.

    3 Eggplants

  • Sprinkle the slices with the remaining salt and set aside on absorbent paper for 10 minutes.

  • Rinse off the excess salt and pat the eggplant dry.

  • Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat and fry the eggplant slices in the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, until lightly brown.

  • In a small saucepan, add the cream cheese, cream, and butter, place over medium heat. Heat until completely melted, whisk well.

    3 ounces Cream Cheese, 3 ounces Butter, 3 ounces Heavy Cream

  • Add the mozzarella cheese and whisk well. Remove from the heat.

    ½ cup Mozzarella Cheese

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/355F.

  • Place a third of the lamb mixture in the base of your casserole dish, top with a third of the eggplant slices. Repeat these layers twice more, ending with a layer of eggplant.

  • Pour over the cheese sauce, smooth out, and top with the cheddar.

    ½ cup Cheddar Cheese

  • Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden.

  • Cut into 8 slices and serve hot.

Notes

STORING: Store keto lasagna in the fridge for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 250g | Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 848mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 868IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 3mg

How To Store Keto Lasagna

Store keto lasagna in the fridge for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Looking for more delicious Keto Greek-inspired recipes, try our;

  • Keto Keftedes
  • Keto Greek Cauliflower Soup
  • Keto Greek Salad

To make a larger batch of Keto Moussaka, adjust the servings above.

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Matt Dobson

I am the founder of My Keto Kitchen. I am a nutritionist, cooking enthusiast, and part-time Van Lifer! Along with a qualified chef, we have created a collection of delicious and healthy recipes.

4 thoughts on “Keto Lasagna – Moussaka Recipe”

  1. What is this item in the ingredients?
    10 ounces Tomato Passata
    Is it Tomato Sauce?

    Reply

    • Hi Roseanne, passata is pureed strained tomatoes. It generally has a low carb count than other tomato sauces. Most grocery stores sell it near the pasta sauce. Hope that helps.

      Reply

  2. Easy Keto Lasagna - Moussaka Recipe (8)
    What can I replace the lamb with?
    Thank you

    Reply

    • Hello Migdalia, you can use beef if you prefer.

      Reply

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