Lasagna has to be one of the greatest dishes of all time. But, speaking of time, who can spend hours making this complicated (carb-heavy) dish? Well, we've got the perfect solution for all your lasagna cravings: Lazy Low-Carb Lasagna with It’s Skinny Fettuccine!
This deconstructed low-carb lasagna recipe still has all your favorite flavors—beefy, cheesy, tomato-y goodness, but in a lightened-up dish that's ready in minutes. Not only that, but with ZERO net carb It's Skinny Pasta, you can kick guilt!
For the Love of Lasagna
Is there a dish that feels quite as special as lasagna? When someone makes a big pan of lasagna, you know it was a labor of love. It takes hours and effort to make this delicious dish. So how did lasagna come about anyway?
Believe it or not, lasagna actually originated in Greece, not Italy. The original lasagna was called “laganon” after sheets of fermented dough that cooks cut into long, thin strips. When Ancient Romans invaded Greece, they discovered laganon, which they took back home and adapted into lasagna. The dish originally contained many unique ingredients, like fish.
Over the years, it became a popular layered dish. Written Italian recipes date back to the 1300s and mention lasagna with meats, cheese, and pasta layers. Eventually, the dish included tomato sauce and became popular around the world.
What do we love so much about lasagna? There's something about the beef, garlic, tomatoes, and cheese that pair perfectly together. Creamy ricotta adds depth and makes this dish taste rich and satisfying.
In our deconstructed lasagna, we've kept the best parts—tomato sauce, ground beef, and cheese—and swapped in It’s Skinny Fettuccine. Fettuccine is perfect for this dish because the wide noodles still give you plenty of pasta texture without traditional pasta's carbohydrates (or time-consuming work).
This delicious lazy low-carb lasagna recipe is surprisingly beautiful and very filling. You could easily serve this to company and believe us—no one would complain a bit! This dish has plenty of protein, thanks to ground beef. It's perfect for keto dieters, and with ZERO net carb It's Skinny Pasta, you can enjoy the BEST comfort food (lasagna, obviously) without feeling guilty or weighed down.
About It’s Skinny Fettuccine
For newbies to It’s Skinny—don’t be intimidated! It’s Skinny could not be easier to work with. We’ve made the noodles the perfect texture to match their traditional pasta counterparts, but with ZERO net carbs and only 9 calories per pack.
How did we do it? Welcome to the world of konjac root. Konjac is a not-so-cute vegetable that looks a little like a lumpy turnip. It has the texture of a fibrous potato, but it just so happens to make the perfect pasta. It’s Skinny is high in satisfying glucomannan fiber.
Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fiber. It absorbs water, creating bulk; when you eat konjac root foods, you feel full. It's been used in Asia for many years as both food and medicine. It keeps blood sugar levels stable.
Konjac root pasta or shirataki pasta mimics the texture of traditional pasta. The low-calorie count and superior stats make it ideal for intermittent fasters, keto dieters, low-carb lovers, and calorie counters. It's also vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and suitable for an array of eating styles.
Best of all, It's Skinny konjac pasta is easy to work with. All you do is open the package, drain it, and add it to the dish. It tends to take on the flavors of the other ingredients, making it a perfect pasta swap in dishes like this lazy low-carb lasagna.
It's Skinny is available in four excellent varieties:
- Angel Hair
We suggest trying a variety pack first, so you can get accustomed to all the different types and start lightening up all your favorite meals! Once you try It’s Skinny, you'll be amazed! It's the ideal way to make delicious, satisfying pasta dishes that won't break your calorie bank.
FAQs About Lazy Low-Carb Lasagna
All cooks have questions, and we have answers! If you want to make this dish for the first or the tenth time, we encourage you to make it your way. Try different variations and make a dish that you'll love. Here are some of the common questions about lazy low-carb lasagna.
Can I Make this Low-Carb Lasagna Vegetarian?
We love vegetarian versions of this dish! One of the easiest swaps is mushrooms for meat. Finely chop button mushrooms and swap them with ground beef. You could also use pre-made meat substitutes like soy crumbles (but remember that it may alter the carb count).
You can add additional vegetables to this dish, like spinach, broccoli, zucchini, and other favorites. Finally, if you're looking for something light and less filling, you could simply omit the ground beef—no substitutes needed.
What Other Protein Could I Use?
You can make this lazy low-carb lasagna with ground chicken, turkey, or even pork if you prefer one of these proteins to ground beef. Adding a combination of pork sausage and ground beef to the dish will make it richer and spicier. Adding some finely minced pancetta can also be nice.
If you're looking for a leaner meat option but still want to retain the same flavor, try combining leaner ground beef with turkey or halving the meat with finely chopped mushrooms.
Is It’s Skinny Fettuccine the Only Type of It’s Skinny Pasta for this Dish?
When you make any recipe, we encourage you to make it your very own! You can use any It’s Skinny Pasta type (even rice) with this dish. Fettuccine noodles hold up well to a hearty sauce because they’re thicker and flatter than other types if It’s Skinny. However, spaghetti also would work here.
Even if you only have It’s Skinny Rice or It’s Skinny Angel Hair, the dish will be a little different texture, but the flavors will remain the same. Because It’s Skinny plays very well with other ingredients, you don’t need to worry about it overpowering the lasagna flavors that are so perfect in this dish.
Ready to get started making this lazy low-carb lasagna? This recipe tastes just like the "real deal," but it's ready in a small fraction of the time. It's perfect for a weeknight dinner.
It’s Skinny Lazy Low-Carb Lasagna Recipe
If you’re ready to enjoy the ultimate comfort food tonight, try this It’s Skinny Lazy Low-Carb Lasagna! With all the flavors of your favorite dish, we’ve ditched the carb-heavy (labor-intensive) noodles for It’s Skinny ZERO net carb Fettuccine—perfect for a delicious weeknight dinner!
IngredientsFettuccine Pasta | It's Skinny
- 1 package It's Skinny Fettuccini
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 lb of ground beef
- Salt & pepper
- 1 cup of your favorite tomato-based pasta sauce
- 1 hand full of fresh basil, chopped
- 1/4 cup of ricotta cheese
- 1 cup of fresh mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese